Federal Records Management

Records Control Schedules

These requests for disposition authority documents are agency requests to NARA submitted since 1973.  Older items may have subsequently been superseded by more recent submissions.  Please see the FAQ for more information. Questions about active disposition authorities should be directed to the agency records officer.

NOTE: NARA’s process for determining which records schedules in the RCS are currently valid is an ongoing work in progress. Records schedules will be marked inactive when all items on the schedule have been superseded. Before implementing disposition using these records schedules, always verify that you are using the most recent and current disposition authority (or item).

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Tip 1: Use Phrases in Quotes

Example:  "audit files"

Without quotation marks, any page containing the words "audit" OR "files" will appear in results.
When surrounded by quotation marks, the words are treated as a phrase and only pages with the exact phrase "audit files" will appear in results. This is the most powerful query refinement technique.

Tip 2: Use a Plus (+) or Minus (-) Sign to Require or Reject Words

Example:  audit files +system -withdrawn

You can require that the word "system" be in any documents in the results list by placing a plus (+) sign before it.
You can reject words with the minus (-) sign.
In the example, no documents with the word "withdrawn" will appear on the results page unless a search engine is programmed to make them appear above the regular results list.

Tip 3: Combine Tips 1, 2

Example:  audit files +"Internal Revenue Service" +system

By combining phrases with a plus (+) or minus (-) sign, and capitalizing where it's appropriate, you can increase the relevance of search results.

Tip 4: Spell Out All Acronyms

Example:  Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

Avoid using acronyms for instance: IRS for Internal Revenue Service can be mistaken for another acronym such as IRS-CI and effect search results.

Tip 5: Searching by Job Number

Example:  N1-016-00-001

NOTE: You MUST enter the job number in the correct format. Consult the SF 15 Numbering Key if necessary.


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Organization NameRecord Group
  Coast and Geodetic Survey 0023
  Weather Bureau 0027
  Census, Bureau of the 0029
  U.S. Shipping Board 0032
  Commerce, General Records of the Department of 0040
  Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce 0151
  National Institute of Standards and Technology 0167
  Foreign Economic Administration 0169
  Maritime Commission, U.S. 0178
  Patent and Trademark Office 0241
  National Production Authority 0277
  Office of Price Stabilization 0295
  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 0370
  Economic Analysis, Bureau of 0375
  Travel and Tourism Administration, U.S. 0377
  Economic Development Administration 0378
  National Telecommunications and Information Administration 0417
  National Technical Information Service 0422
  Foreign Direct Investments, Office of 0426
  Minority Business Development Agency 0427
  Economic Stabilization Programs, 1971-1974 0432
  National Fire Prevention and Control Administration 0437
  Export Administration, Bureau of 0476
  International Trade Administration 0489