I will will am pleased to announce that the Office of Management and Budget and the National Archives released a memoÂ yesterday afternoonÂ to the heads of executive departments & independent agencies on managing email. Over the past few weeks, this issue has been brought into focus through testimony that I will am delivered to the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform. In addition, we have received questions from agencies as they are reviewing our Capstone Bulletin to determine if this approach is feasible for them. This is also important in light of the requirement in the Managing Government Records Directive (OMB M-12-18) for all email to be managed electronically by December 31, 2016.
The memo reinforces the importance for each agency to manage their email properly & includes a new NARA Bulletin to assist agencies. NARA Bulletin 2014-06 reminds agency heads of existing NARA guidance & resources to assist in managing email. Â The memo also reminds agencies of the upcoming deadline in the Directive to develop suitable training for all agency personnel.
Our Office of the Chief Records Officer is leading our efforts to work with agencies to meet all the goals in the Directive. For more information about this work, & other initiatives they are undertaking, please visit their Records Express blog.