Records Management Assessments
An assessment is an evaluation of a specific RM topic, issue or activity affecting RM processes, procedures and or policies. Assessments are conducted through on-site meetings, teleconferences, surveys, or any combination as necessary, in accordance with NARA’s statutory authority to review agency records management programs 44 U.S.C. 2904(c). Assessments measures agency compliance with records management policy and guidance. Assessments are useful for both NARA and Federal agency RM programs to quickly assess records management practices and inform new ways of thinking about RM guidance, training, and operations.
Assessments are useful for both NARA and Federal agency RM programs to quickly assess records management practices and inform new ways of thinking about RM guidance, policy, training and tools. Unlike inspections that focus on an entire RM program, assessments focus on a specific RM topic and are completed within 60 days from the request for participation. Upon completion of our assessment, a report is created detailing treatment of the topic, best practices and areas for improvement. NARA's goal is to work with Federal agency RM programs to capture the most effective, efficient and innovative RM practices and tools.
Completed Assessments will be published below by year:
Fiscal Year 2022
- Inter-agency Collaboration Applications
- Agency Chief Data Officer Coordination with Records Management Programs
Fiscal Year 2021
- History Collections Maintained by Federal Agencies
- Big Bucket Schedule Implementation
- Records Management Self-Evaluations by Agencies