Federal Records Management

Records Management Inspections

Under  44 U.S.C. 2904(c)(7) and  2906, NARA has the authority to conduct inspections or surveys of the records and records management practices of Federal agencies for the purpose of providing recommendations for improvements. The criteria for selecting agencies for inspection or records management program review include, but are not limited to, the results of an agency's annual records management self-assessment, the significance of certain records and the related business processes, the risk of improper management of records, and the presence of important issues that are relevant to management of Federal records in general.

Each inspection or review focuses on one or more specific elements of an agency's records management program.

Inspection reports are published below by year and are in PDF format:

Fiscal Year 2024

Fiscal Year 2023

Fiscal Year 2022

Fiscal Year 2021

Fiscal Year 2020

Fiscal Year 2019

Fiscal Year 2018

Fiscal Year 2017

Fiscal Year 2016

Fiscal Year 2015

Fiscal Year 2014

Fiscal Year 2013

Fiscal Year 2012

Fiscal Year 2011