Records Managers

Memos to Agency Records Officers

NARA Memorandums(Memos) to Agency Records Officers are general announcements issued via email by the Office of the Chief Records Officer for the United States Government. The content of the Memos vary, but typically include information about Federal records management policies, guidance, training opportunities, and meetings. Some of the memos are transitory in nature and have limited applicability.

All memos are provided here for reference purposes only; they do not necessarily represent current NARA records management policy.

To receive Agency Records Officer Memos, send an email to rm.communications@nara.gov with the subject line: "Subscribe to ARO Memos." For general questions regarding Agency Records Officer Memos, send an e-mail to rm.communications@nara.gov with the subject line: "General ARO Questions."

Agency Records Officer Memos Fiscal Year 2017

Number Date Title
     
AC 27.2017 03/21/2017 Records Management Contract Language
AC 26.2017 03/20/2017 Agency Review of Two New Draft General Records Schedules
AC 25.2017 03/13/2017 Annual Federal Agency Reporting Period Closes Friday, March 17, 2017
AC 24.2017 03/09/2017 Upcoming GRS Feedback Sessions
AC 23.2017 03/06/2017 Agency Disposition Profile Reports
AC 22.2017 02/23/2017 Annual Federal Agency Reporting Period Closes March 17, 2017
AC 21.2017 01/31/2017 NARA's Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG), Tuesday, February 14, 2017
AC 20.2017 01/09/2017 GRS Transmittal 27 and Public Affairs Records Scheduling Guide
AC 19.2017
12/22/2016
Agency Responsibilities for Managing Web Records at the End of the Administration
AC 18.2017 12/20/2016 FOIA Regulations’ Citation of the GRS
AC 17.2017 12/19/2016 Records Management Self-Assessment 2016 and Federal Email Management Report 2016 questionnaires
AC 16.2017 12/14/2016 2017 Dates for NARA's Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meetings
AC 15.2017 12/8/2016 NSA/NARA Capstone Presentation Material Available Online
AC 14.2017 12/2/2016 Agency Records Management Training Requirements
AC 13.2017 12/1/2016 NARA's Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG), Tuesday, December 13, 2016
AC 12.2017 11/22/2016 Practical Tips for Submitting your Capstone Verification Form, NA-1005
AC 11.2017 11/21/2016​ Annual Records Management Reporting Period
AC 10.2017 11/21/2016 New LMS for Records Management Training
AC 09.2017 11/16/2016 Guidance Relating to President-Elect Transition Team Materials
AC 08.2017 11/01/2016 Review Period Extended: Agency Review of Three New Draft General Records Schedules
AC 07.2017 10/28/2016 New LMS for Records Management Training
AC 06.2017 10/13/2016 Pending GRS Schedules and the 12-31-16 Scheduling Deadline
AC 05.2017 10/6/2016 NARA's Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG), Tuesday, October 18, 2016
AC 04.2017 10/6/2016 Subject Matter Experts Needed in Reviewing a Draft GRS for Mission-Related Information Technology Records
AC 03.2017 10/5/2016 Agency Review of Three New Draft General Records Schedules
AC 02.2017 10/4/2016 2017 Annual Move of Permanent Records

AC 01.2017

10/4/2016 Subject Matter Experts Needed in Reviewing a Draft GRS for Mission-Related Information Technology Records

 

Agency Records Officer Memos Fiscal Year 2016

Number Date Title
     
AC 40.2016 9/28/2016 National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) and NARA presentation on Capstone, November 17, 2016
AC 39.2016 9/28/2016 Updated NA-1005 Form Reminder
AC 38.2016 9/12/2016 Subject Matter Experts Needed in Reviewing a Draft GRS for Employee Health and Safety Records
AC 37.2016 9/8/2016 Release of Electronic Messages White Paper
AC 36.2016 9/7/2016 NARA's GRS Transmittal 26
AC 35.2016 8/4/2016 NARA's Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG), Tuesday, August 16, 2016
AC 34.2016 8/3/2016 2016 Customer Satisfaction Survey
AC 33.2016 7/26/2016 NARA’s 2015 Records Management Self-Assessment Report
AC 32.2016 7/14/2016 Reminders and clarification on the submission of form NA-1005 for use of GRS 6.1 (Capstone) this fiscal year
AC 31.2016 6/13/2016  Updates to FAQ About Changes to Previously Approved Schedule Items
AC 30.2016 6/10/2016 Cancellation of Expedited Scheduling Process Pilot
AC 29.2016 6/6/2016 National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and National Security Agency (NSA) approved to use the Capstone GRS
AC 28.2016 6/3/2016 NARA's Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG),Monday, June 14, 2016
AC 27.2016 5/12/2016 Expiration of ERA Transfer Requests
AC 26.2016 4/28/2016 Laurence Brewer selected as Chief Records Officer (CRO)
AC 25.2016 4/20/2016 Agency Review of Four New Draft General Records Schedules
AC 24.2016 4/18/2016 Instructions and template for big bucket crosswalks
AC 23.2016 4/13/2016 Criteria for Managing Email Records
AC 22.2016 4/1/2016 Agency Disposition Profile Reports
AC 21.2016 3/30/2016 NARA's Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG), Monday, April 11, 2016
AC 20.2016 3/28/2016 Proposed Rules for NARA’s Records Management Regulations
AC 19.2016 3/21/2016 Agency review of draft General Records Schedule for FOIA Virtual Reading Room Records
AC 18.2016 3/15/2016 Update to General Records Schedule  6.1, Item 010
AC 17.2016 3/02/2016 Agency review of six new draft General Records Schedules
AC 16.2016 2/04/2016 NARA's Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG), Wednesday, February 17, 2016
AC 15.2016 2/03/2016 General Records Schedules available in CSV format
AC 14.2016 1/08/2016 Agency Participants Needed for Electronic Messages Research
AC 13.2016 12/04/2015 NARA's Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG), Monday, December 14, 2015
AC 12.2016 11/24/2015 Payment for Records Management Training Courses
AC 11.2016 11/13/2015 NARA's 2014 Records Management Self-Assessment Report
AC 10.2016 11/05/2015 Release of NARA Bulletin 2016-01: Guidance on NARA Bulletin Expiration Dates
AC 09.2016 11/02/2015 Release of revised Monthly Status Report to agencies regarding agency scheduling and disposition activity
AC 08.2016 11/02/2015 Records Management Self-Assessment 2015
AC 07.2016 10/26/2015 Survey for NARA’s Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting
AC 06.2016 10/22/2015 Annual Records Management Reporting Period
AC 05.2016 10/20/2015 Agency review of four new draft General Records Schedules
AC 04.2016 10/14/2015 NARA's Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG), Monday, October 26, 2015
AC 03.2016 10/13/2015 Availability of training related to submission of form NA-1005, Verification for Implementing GRS 6.1
AC 02.2016 10/13/2015 New Video Resources for Federal Agency Users of ERA
AC 01.2016 10/02/2015 Hurricane Joaquin Threatens East Coast

 

Agency Records Officer Memos Fiscal Year 2015

Number Date Title
AC 40.2015 9/18/2015 Changes in the Office of the Chief Records Officer
AC 39.2015 9/16/2015 GRS Transmittal 25 - GRS 6.1, Email Managed Under a Capstone Approach
AC 38.2015 9/15/2015 Release of NARA Bulletin 2015-04: Metadata Guidance for the Transfer of Permanent Electronic Records
AC 37.2015 9/15/2015 Subject Matter Experts Needed in Drafting a GRS for Security Records
AC 36.2015 9/10/2015 Additional Corrections to GRS Transmittal 24
AC 35.2015 9/3/2015 Corrections to GRS Transmittal 24
AC 34.2015 8/18/2015 GRS Transmittal 24
AC 33.2015 8/12/2015 Release of NARA Bulletin 2015-03, Guidance on Managing Digital Identity Authentication Records
AC 32.2015 8/5/2015 NARA's Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG), Wednesday, August 19, 2015
AC 31.2015 8/3/2015 Conflict Between GRS 1.1 and the FAR
AC 30.2015 7/30/2015 Release of NARA Bulletin 2015-02, Guidance on Managing Electronic Messages
AC 29.2015 7/23/2015 GRS Transmittal 24 Delayed
AC 28.2015 7/13/2015 Subject Matter Experts Needed in Public Affairs and Customer Service
AC 27.2015 6/17/2015 Release of NARA Bulletin 2015-01
AC 26.2015 6/15/2015 Action Plans for Unscheduled Records
AC 25.2015 6/8/2015 NARA's Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG), Wednesday, June 17, 2015
AC 24.2015 6/4/2015 Expediting Approval of Records Schedules with Clearly Temporary Records
AC 23.2015 5/27/2015 Request for Comments on Draft NARA Bulletin: Guidance on Managing Digital Identity Authentication Records
AC 22.2015 5/19/2015 Request for Comments on Draft NARA Bulletin: Guidance on Managing Electronic Messages
AC 21.2015 5/7/2015 Capstone GRS Public Meeting
AC 20.2015 5/4/2015 Agency review of two new draft General Records Schedules
AC 19.2015 4/30/2015 2015 Annual Move
AC 18.2015 4/29/2015 Upcoming General Records Schedules (GRS) Feedback Survey
AC 17.2015 4/21/2015 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.
AC 16.2015 4/08/2015 NARA's Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG), Wednesday, April 15, 2015
AC 15.2015 3/25/2015 Agency Disposition Profile Reports
AC 14.2015 3/19/2015 Release of Open Source Tools for Records Management Report
AC 13.2015 3/9/2015 NARA’s Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Monday, March 30, 2015
AC 12.2015 2/11/2015 Agency review of three new draft General Records Schedules
AC 11.2015 2/9/2015 NARA's Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG), Wednesday, February 8, 2015
AC 10.2015 1/30/2015 NARA will host a one-day training class, "Managing the Lifecycle of National Security Information" on Wednesday, February 18 at Archives I in Washington, DC
AC 09.2015 1/14/2015 A Reminder about GRS Notifications
AC 08.2015 12/8/2014 REVISED AGENDA - Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG), Wednesday, December 10, 2014
AC 07.2015 12/5/2014 The United States District Court for the District of Columbia lifts the tobacco litigation hold
AC 06.2015 12/2/2014 NARA's Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG)
AC 05.2015 11/19/2014 NARA will host an ERA Boot Camp on January 15, 2015 at Archives I
AC 04.2015 11/13/2014 NARA's 2013 Records Management Self-Assessment Report
AC 03.2015 10/30/2014 Notifying NARA About Comprehensive Schedule Changes Due to GRS Transmittal 23
AC 02.2015 10/15/2014 Annual Records Management Self-Assessment Reporting Period Now Open
AC 01.2015 10/3/2014 NARA's Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Updated: March 20, 2017

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