Federal Records Management

April 21, 2015

MEMORANDUM TO FEDERAL AGENCY CONTACTS: In response to agency requests, NARA will host a second offering of The Case for Records Management: Issues for Federal Agency Counsel at Archives I in Washington, DC on Monday, May 11, 2015

Why attend?
Legal professionals know when business-critical information is missing or inaccessible, an agency risks fines, damage to its reputation, failure to perform its mission and expensive litigation. This half-day briefing by NARA legal and records management staffs will discuss how to build a legally defensible records management program and issues related to e-discovery, records retention and legal holds, and electronic information .

Who should attend?
This briefing is targeted toward general counsels, inspector generals, attorneys and paralegals interested in the management of their own records or are responsible for providing legal direction in Federal agencies regarding agency records management and litigation .

Because space is limited, attendees must pre-register. Deadline for registration is Monday, May 4, 2015. Register at NARA.learn.com or click here:. You will receive an automated notice with a payment form. This is a free course; however, please return the payment form via e-mail so that we can complete the registration process. Enter $0.00 or free on the payment form. Returning the form confirms your intent to attend the class and our registrar will complete your enrollment when we receive the form.

  • Date: Monday, May 11, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Where: Archives I, Washington, DC - Jefferson Conference Room
  • Cost: None
  • Entry: Special Events entrance on Constitution Avenue
  • For persons unable to attend, a recording of a previous briefing is available on our YouTube page:

Part I: Approximately 80 minutes

  • Key points in Federal statutory and regulatory requirements that relate to agency records
  • Best practices in building a defensible records management program
  • Counsel’s role in an agency records management program
  • Challenges and legal issues associated with electronic records
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAza_8d3Bfw

Part II: Approximately 75 minutes

  • The Nexus Between E-Record Keeping and E-Discovery
  • Email, Backup Tapes, Metadata
  • Legal Holds on Records and the Duty of Agency Counsel
  • The Presidential Memorandum and Implementing the Managing Government Records Directive
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQgU42i5WQk

For further information, please contact nara.recordsmgttraining@nara.gov .

Chief Records Officer
for the U.S. Government