Records Management Other Resources
This page contains newly developed resources that can be downloaded. Select the title of the file and download it.
|Is it a Record? Flowcharts
|Two "is it a record" flowcharts guide the user through a series of questions to determine whether information is or is not a record.
|First Steps for New Agency Records Officers
|This one-page document walks you through a few first steps to take as a new Agency Records Officer (ARO) to set yourself and your records management program up for success.
|Get to Know Your ARO
|This one page tip sheet reviews some of the key functions an Agency Records Officer (ARO) performs. New records managers will want to connect with their AROs and agency records management teams to learn how they fit into the agency's records management program.
|First Steps for New Records Contacts
|This one page tip sheet suggests a few steps the new records management contact might take to make a successful start in their role as records liaison, custodian, coordinator, or manager.
|How do we decide how long records are kept?
|This one page tip sheet, which is geared toward someone who is new to records management, gives a very brief overview of the federal records scheduling process.
|Tip Sheets: Permanent and Temporary Records, Non-Records and Personal Files
|This set of tip sheets gives a basic introduction to the fundamental characteristics of temporary and permanent records, non-records and personal files.
|Recommended Meetings for Newly Appointed SAORMs
|This tip sheet provides new SAORMs with essential first steps to take.
|Recommended Reports for Newly Appointed SAORMs
|This quick guide introduces four key reports which will help new SAORMs get up to speed with federal records management topics.
|About Records Express
|This one-page guide introduces you to NARA's Records Express blog, which is a key source of information about federal records management.