Records Managers

AC 32.2015

August 5, 2015

MEMORANDUM TO FEDERAL AGENCY CONTACTS: NARA's Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG), Wednesday, August 19, 2015

To view the current 2015 Agency Services BRIDG meeting schedule, go to: BRIDG Meeting Dates, Times and Location.

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 Jefferson Conference Room (mezzanine level). The BRIDG meeting will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the McGowan Theater (basement level). A Staff Meet and Greet for Appraisal Team 3 agency staff will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Jefferson Room (mezzanine level).

Meeting agenda items include the following:

  • Lisa Haralampus, Director, Records Management Policy, and April Davis, Manager, Classification and Assessment Policy, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, will provide a short briefing on the new RIM Occupation Series (0308) and how it will be implemented by agencies.

  • Margaret R. Hawkins, Director, Records Management Services, will review the recently issued guidance for agencies on the appropriate age for transfer of records to NARA.

  • Russell Loiselle, National Transfer and Disposition Coordinator, Federal Records Centers Program, will present an update on the Tobacco Industry Litigation (TIL) Freeze lift.

  • Lisa Haralampus, Director, Records Management Policy, will discuss the recently issued guidance for agencies on managing electronic messages.

Please visit this link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo3y1ztwqI8) to view the meeting via the National Archives YouTube Channel.

Reservations are no longer required to attend the Agency Services BRIDG meeting.

The Staff Meet and Greet will provide an opportunity to meet with Appraisal Archivists and the supervisor from Appraisal Team 3, FRC account managers, and records accessioning staff. All agencies listed as part of Team 3 are encouraged to attend this meeting. To reserve a place for the Staff Meet and Greet, a reservation is required. Send an email to Kate.Flaherty@nara.gov to RSVP.

Please email rm.communications@nara.gov 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 in accordance with NARA’s meeting cancellation policy.

PAUL M. WESTER, JR.
Chief Records Officer
for the U.S. Government

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