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 2023

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Memos to Agency Records Officers Fiscal Year 2022

Number Date Title
AC 46.2022 09/29/2022

Quantum Information Science and Technology White Paper

AC 45.2022 09/28/2022 Preparing for Hurricane Ian
AC 44.2022 09/21/2022 Request for Comments on Draft NARA Bulletin on Storing Radiographic Film Records
AC 43.2022 09/15/2022 Semi-Annual Report of Records Management Oversight Activities
AC 42.2022 09/07/2022 Request for Comments on Draft NARA Bulletin for Electronic Messages
AC 41.2022 08/15/2022 August 17 BRIDG Meeting Reminder
AC 40.2022 07/26/2022 Preparing for the Capstone Resubmission Cycle 
AC 39.2022 07/25/2022 Federal Agency Records Management Annual Report, 2021
AC 38.2022 06/16/2022 Updated FAQs about Records Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic
AC 37.2022 06/13/2022 June 14 BRIDG Meeting Reminder
AC 36.2022 05/23/2022 Draft General Records Schedules for Agency Review - Expansion of GRS 6.1 and Revisions to GRS 5.2
AC 35.2022 05/06/2022 Updates to File Format Guidance:  Web ARChive and Open Document Formats
AC 34.2022 05/02/2022 Draft General Records Schedule for Agency Review
AC 33.2022 04/28/2022 Physical transfers to NARA after CY 2022
AC 32.2022 04/21/2022 NARA assessment report on Chief Data Officer coordination with records management  
AC 31.2022 04/20/2022 Release of NARA Bulletins
AC 30.2022 04/19/2022 Locating Draft Records Schedules in ERA
AC 29.2022 04/08/2022 Revision of form NA-1005, Verification for Implementing GRS 6.1, Email Managed under a Capstone Approach
AC 28.2022 04/05/2022 Upcoming Webinar on Transferring Classified Records and Introducing New Training Resources
AC 27.2022 04/05/2022 General Records Schedule Transmittal 32 and Updates to GRS FAQs
AC 26.2022 03/30/2022 NARA GitHub Repository
AC 25.2022 03/28/2022 Semi-Annual Report of Records Management Oversight Activities
AC 24.2022 03/15/2022 Connecting with the Office of the Chief Records Officer for the U.S. Government
AC 23.2022 03/11/2022 Rescheduled BRIDG Meeting on March 31, 2022
AC 22.2022 03/08/2021 Draft Schedules in ERA
AC 21.2022 03/07/2022 Annual Federal Agency Records Management Reporting Deadline Reminder
AC 20.2022 03/07/2022 Annual Reporting Deadline Reminder
AC 19.2022 02/23/2022 Postponement of February 23, 2022 BRIDG Meeting 
AC 18.2022 02/16/2022 February 23, 2022 BRIDG Meeting Reminder
AC 17.2022 02/09/2022 Finding Aid Requirements
AC 16.2022 02/09/2022 Draft General Records Schedules for Agency Review
AC 15.2022 01/24/2022 General Records Schedule (GRS) Status Update, January 2022
AC 14.2022 01/19/2022 Draft Bulletins for Comment: Revoked NARA Bulletins and Resubmission of Capstone Forms
AC 13.2022 01/10/2022 2021 Senior Agency Official for Records Management Annual Report
AC 12.2022 01/10/2022 Annual Federal Agency Records Management Reporting Tool Now Open
AC 11.2022 01/07/2022 Draft General Records Schedules for Agency Review
AC 10.2022 12/16/2021 Use of ERA in Microsoft Edge
AC 09.2022 12/09/2021 Issuance of Machine-Implementable Version of the General Records Schedules (GRS)
AC 08.2022 12/08/2021 December 14, 2021 BRIDG Meeting Reminder
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)
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