Federal Records Management

Records Management Self-Assessment (RMSA)

Each year, Federal agencies are required to conduct a Records Management Self-Assessment (RMSA) and submit the findings to NARA. The goal of the self-assessments is to determine whether Federal agencies are compliant with statutory and regulatory records management requirements. 

NARA is committed to continuing to work with Federal agencies to strengthen their records management programs so these scores improve. We look forward to working with Congress, OMB, and the Federal agencies to improve records management performance across the Federal Government.

For your convenience the 2021 RMSA Questionnaire is available for download.  

Note: All reports are in PDF format.

Records Management Self-Assessment Reports

​For Fiscal Years 2016 going forward, the RMSA Final Report is included in the respective Federal Agency Records Management Annual Reports.