Federal Records Management

Memos to Agency Records Officers (AC Memos)

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

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

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Memos to Agency Records Officers Fiscal Year 2022

Number Date Title
AC 07. 2022 11/23/2021 2022 BRIDG Meeting Calendar
AC 06. 2022 11/16/2021 Annual Federal Agency Records Management Reporting
AC 05. 2022 11/04/2021 General Records Schedule (GRS) Status Update, November 2021
AC 04. 2022 10/14/2022

October 19, 2021 BRIDG Meeting Reminder

AC 03. 2022 10/08/2022 NARA Webinar on Cloud Transfer of Permanent Electronic Records
AC 02. 2022 10/07/2021

Semi-Annual Report of Records Management Oversight Activities

AC 01. 2022 10/01/2021 2022 Annual Move of Permanent Records

Memos to Agency Records Officers Fiscal Year 2021

Number Date Title
AC 35.2021 09/30/2021 Federal Agency Records Management Annual Report, 2020
AC 34.2021 09/17/2021 ERA Outage Information
AC 33.2021 09/07/2021 Emergency Destruction Authority Reminder
AC 32.2021 09/01/2021 Issuance of revised form NA-1005, Verification for Implementing GRS 6.1, Email Managed Under a Capstone Approach 
AC 31.2021 08/31/2021 General Records Schedules (GRS) Status Update, August 2021
AC 30.2021 08/18/2021 August 24, 2021 BRIDG Meeting Reminder
AC 29.2021 08/16/2021 New GRS items for vaccination attestations and vaccine testing records
AC 28.2021 08/02/2021 Opportunity for Comment on NARA’s Draft Strategic Plan for FY 2022-2026
AC 27.2021 07/01/2021 New Scheduling Requirement for Tribal Consultation
AC 26.2021 06/28/2021 General Records Schedules (GRS) Status Update, June 2021
AC 25.2021 06/14/2021 June 22, 2021 BRIDG Meeting Reminder
AC 24.2021 04/26/2021 New General Records Schedules Tool and Status Update, April 2021
AC 23.2021 04/14/2021 Cancellation of April BRIDG Meeting
AC 22.2021 03/25/2021 Draft General Records Schedules for Agency Review
AC 21.2021 03/15/2021 Annual Federal Agency Records Management Reporting Deadline Reminder (SAORM)
AC 20.2021 03/15/2021 Annual Federal Agency Records Management Reporting Deadline Reminder
AC 19.2021 03/12/2021 Upcoming Sunshine Week Events and New Records Management / FOIA Partnerships
AC 18.2021 02/24/2021 General Record Schedule Status Update, February 2021
AC 17.2021 02/05/2021 February 16th BRIDG Meeting Reminder
AC 16.2021 02/01/2021 NARA’s Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI)
AC 15.2021 01/19/2021 2020 Federal Agency Records Management Reporting Opening
AC 14.2021 01/01/2021 2020 Federal Agency Records Management Reporting Templates
AC 13.2021 12/2/2020 Draft Regulations for Digitizing Permanent Records
AC 12.2021 12/2/2020 December 16th BRIDG Meeting Reminder
AC 11.2021 12/1/2020 Archivist Memorandum to Agency Heads on Presidential Transition
AC 10.2021 11/19/2020 Annual Federal Agency Records Management Reporting 
AC 09.2021 11/17/2020 2021 Annual Move Reminder 
AC 08.2021 10/29/2020 General Record Schedule Status Update, October 2020
AC 07.2021 10/22/2020 Appraisal Activities during the COVID-19 Pandemic 
AC 06.2021 10/20/2020 Updates to FAQs about Records Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic
AC 05.2021 10/19/2020 New Cognitive Technologies White Paper
AC 04.2021 10/14/2020 October 20th BRIDG Meeting Reminder
AC 03.2021 10/08/2020 2021 Annual Move of Permanent Records
AC 02.2021 10/01/2020 Release of NARA Bulletin 2020-02, Guidance on Scheduling the Early and Late Transfer of Permanent Records
AC 01.2021 10/01/2020 Guidance on OMB/NARA Memorandum, Transition to Electronic Records (M-19-21)

 

Memos to Agency Records Officers Fiscal Year 2020

Number Date Title
AC 27.2020 09/29/2020 Review of Agency Records Schedules Approved Before January 1, 1990
AC 26.2020 09/28/2020 Federal Agency Records Management Annual Report, 2019
AC 25.2020 09/24/2020 FAQs on Scheduling and Appraisal and on the Agency Records Officer Credential
AC 24.2020 08/18/2020 August 25 BRIDG Meeting Reminder
AC 23.2020 08/05/2020 Navigational Chart Formats
AC 22.2020 07/27/2020 General Record Schedule Status Updates
AC 21.2020 07/17/2020 BRIDG Meeting Date Changed to August 25th
AC 20.2020 06/25/2020 Sending Records to NARA during the Pandemic 
AC 19.2020 06/10/2020 June 23, 2020, Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting
AC 18.2020 05/04/2020 General Records Schedule Transmittal 31 and Updates to GRS FAQs
AC 17.2020 04/23/2020 FAQs about Records Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic
AC 16.2020 04/20/2020 Using ERA While Teleworking and Web Browser Data Call for ERA 2.0
AC 15.2020 04/16/2020 Federal Records Management Annual Reporting Extended to May 15, 2020
AC 14.2020 04/01/2020 Cancellation of April BRIDG Meeting
AC 13.2020 03/12/2020 Federal Records Management Annual Reporting Extended to April 15, 2020
AC 12.2020 02/13/2020 Annual Federal Agency Records Management Reporting Deadline Reminder
AC 11.2020 02/10/2020 Machine Readable GRS Schedules on Data.Gov
AC 10.2020 02/07/2020 February 19, 2020, Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting
AC 09.2020 01/30/2020 Connecting with the Office of the Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government
AC 08.2020 12/19/2019 General Records Schedule Transmittal 30
AC 07.2020 12/18/2019 Calendar Year 2020 BRIDG Meetings
AC 06.2020 12/17/2019 2019 Records Management Self-Assessment and 2019 Federal Electronic Records and Email Management Report Questionnaires
AC 05.2020 12/06/2019 BRIDG Cancellation
AC 04.2020 11/13/2019 Annual Federal Agency Records Management Reporting 
AC 03.2020 10/21/2019 October 29, 2019, Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting
AC 02.2020 10/18/2019 Calendar Formats
AC 01.2020 10/01/2019 2020 Annual Move of Permanent Records
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