Federal Records Management

AC 17.2019

April 16, 2019

MEMORANDUM TO FEDERAL AGENCY RECORDS OFFICERS: Annual Federal Agency Reporting Period Closes April 19, 2019

I would like to remind Federal agencies that this year’s annual reporting period ends April 19, 2019. Agencies are required to submit the annual Records Management Self-Assessment (RMSA) and a supplemental Federal Email Management Report to NARA via our online survey tool. Agency Records Officers and those officially designated to respond to the RMSA should have received two links from the survey tool on March 11, 2019. If you have not received these two links, please contact rmselfassessment@nara.gov immediately.

The Senior Agency Official for Records Management (SAORM) Report must be submitted separately using the Microsoft Word template emailed to SAORMs on March 11, 2019.

As agencies submit their SAORM and Federal Email Management reports to NARA, we will post them on our public website at:

https://www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/resources/email-mgmt-reports and https://www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/agency/sao-reporting.html.

Following the close of the reporting period, NARA will conduct an analysis of all reports received and will publish the results in the annual Federal Agency Records Management Annual Report. This report is sent to the Office of Management and Budget, the appropriate chairs of Congressional Oversight Committees, and is also posted to our website. Please note that agencies not submitting reports will be listed as non-responding agencies.

If you have any questions regarding the RMSA and/or the Federal Email Management Report, please contact rmselfassessment@nara.gov. If you have any questions regarding the SAORM report or other issues relating to SAORMs, please contact prmd@nara.gov.

To all agencies that have already submitted their annual reports, thank you!


Chief Records Officer
for the U.S. Government