Federal Records Management

AC 30.2013

August 13, 2013

MEMORANDUM TO FEDERAL AGENCY CONTACTS: NARA's Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Please mark your calendars for the next BRIDG meeting scheduled for Wednesday, August 21, 2013.

The meeting will be held at the National Archives and Records Administration downtown building, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (Metrorail's Yellow or Green lines to the Archives/Navy Memorial station) in the McGowan Theater. Please enter on the Constitution Avenue side of the building, the "Special Events" entrance (which is actually the exit for the general public).

We will begin with an informal networking hour from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the Washington Room (mezzanine level). The BRIDG meeting will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the McGowan Theater (basement level).

Following BRIDG, a Staff Meet and Greet for all Federal agency attendees who work with Appraisal Team 1 will be held from 1:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Jefferson Room (mezzanine level). At subsequent BRIDG meetings, we will continue to hold Meet and Greet sessions for agency attendees that work with one of the other three appraisal teams.

Meeting agenda items include the following:

Managing Government Records Directive Update
Donald Rosen, Director, Policy Analysis and Enforcement, Office of the Chief Records Officer

  • Status report on the various ongoing activities and upcoming milestones related to OMB/NARA Directive M-12-18

Federal Records Centers Program Outlook
David Weinberg will give a top line overview of the Federal Records Centers Program for fiscal year 2014 on a few topics.

NARA's Annual Move of Records to Archives II: What You Need to Know to Be Ready!
Michael Carlson, Records Management Services, Office of the Chief Records Officer

  • Mike will give Information about the upcoming 2014 annual move of permanent records from FRC space to the permanent holdings of NARA, including timeline due dates and details on upcoming informational webinars.

Please visit this link (http://www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/meetings/webcast-instructions.html) to view the steps you will need to take to view the webcast.

NARA will provide free Wi-Fi to on-site participants in the McGowan Theater. We will also be monitoring questions from both the on-site and remote audiences through Twitter. If you would like to ask a question or make a comment, please use the #NARABRIDGhashtag.

To reserve a place for the Agency Services-BRIDG meeting and/or the pre-BRIDG networking hour, please provide your name, telephone number, and agency name via email to rm.communications@nara.gov, no later than Monday, August 19, 2013. You may reserve places for several staff in the same email, but for security purposes, we must have each individual's name, telephone number, and email address. If you would like to attend the pre-BRIDG networking hour, please RSVP in your email response, so that we can determine an accurate headcount for catering. You do not need to RSVP if you plan to attend via the webcast.

To reserve a place for the Appraisal Team 1 Meet and Greet, a reservation is required. Email rm.communications@nara.gov to RSVP. This meeting will provide an opportunity to meet with Appraisal Archivists and the supervisor from Appraisal Team 1, FRC account representatives, textual and electronic records accessioning staff, ERA training staff, and staff from the Permanent Records Capture Team. Agencies in Team 1 include, but are not limited to: Department of Justice, Department of Treasury, Homeland Security, financial agencies, and the General Services Administration, among others. All agencies listed as part of Team 1 are encouraged to attend this meeting.

Please email Angela Dorsey at angela.dorsey@nara.gov, or call 301-837-1754 if you need assistance.

NARA encourages agencies to participate at BRIDG by presenting best practices or lessons learned that would be helpful to other attending agencies. If you wish to lead a discussion, please reply to this RM Communications.

NARA reserves the right to postpone or cancel a meeting at any time. We will make every effort to contact registrants by e-mail and telephone if that occurs, so complete information at the time of registration is very important. Meetings WILL BE CANCELED if the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announces a "closed," "unscheduled leave," "liberal leave," or "delayed arrival" policy for Federal employees for that day or if there has been an elevation to threat level RED in the Homeland Security status. Official Government closing and leave information is located on the OPM website at www.opm.gov.

Chief Records Officer
for the U.S. Government

Director, Federal Records Centers Program