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  Older items may have subsequently been superseded by more recent submissions.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 Records schedules will be marked inactive when all items on the schedule have been superseded.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Example:  audit files +system -withdrawn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In the example, no documents with the word "withdrawn" will appear on the results page unless a search engine is programmed to make them appear above the regular results list.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.


Judicial and Legislative

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Organization NameRecord Group
   District Courts of the United States 0021
   Administrative Office of the United States Courts 0116
   U.S. Court of Claims 0123
   Legislative Branch Commissions 0148
   Government Publishing Office 0149
   U.S. Courts of Appeals 0276
   Publications of the U.S. Government 0287
   Library of Congress 0297
   United States Tax Court 0308
   United States Court of International Trade 0321
   Government Accountability Office 0411
   Office of Technology Assessment 0444
   Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation 0482
   Court of Federal Claims, U.S. 0502
   Federal Judicial Center 0516
   Congressional Budget Office 0520
   Court of Veterans Appeals, U.S. 0521
   Sentencing Commission, United States 0539
   Compliance, Office of 0577
   United States Bankruptcy Courts 0578