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Audit of NARA's Corporate Records Management Program

Report Information

Date Issued
Report Number
Report Type
Joint Report
Agency Wide
Yes (agency-wide)
Questioned Costs
Funds for Better Use


Implement a plan with actionable steps and timeline to achieve Office of Management and Budget Memorandum M-19-21 targets.

Ensure annual records management training encompasses all required information per NARA Bulletin 2017-01.

Develop targeted records management training for political appointees, senior agency officials, and senior executives.

Develop a plan with actionable steps, timelines, and measurable indicators to track progress of records schedule updates.

In collaboration with responsible NARA offices, (e.g. Office of Acquisitions, Research Services, Human Capital, and Legislative Archives, Presidential Libraries, and Museum Services), ensure all NARA staff, including contractors and volunteers, take...

Determine data necessary for effective oversight of corporate records and work with system contractor to obtain desired reports.

Implement procedures for monitoring of system reports on email and permanent records.

Implement procedures for Corporate Records Management staff to evaluate information system compliance with records management requirements.

Develop and implement standard operating procedures for disposition of agency corporate records.

Develop a plan with timelines to delete temporary emails.

Incorporate use of the Archives and Records Centers Information System disposal module in Corporate Records Management’s disposal processes.

Implement procedures to ensure Records and Information Management Network office records liaison roles are filled timely.

Develop and implement procedures for annual evaluations of program office records management.

Provide annual training to Information Management Officers on their roles and responsibilities.

Identify additional methods for communicating records management information throughout the agency.

Incorporate interim guidance into final policy directives per established guidance.

Finalize procedures for the vital records program.

Revise procedures to ensure current records management requirements are detailed in policies.