The new administration has required agencies to create strategic plans covering 2018-2022. Our updated Strategic Plan was circulated for public comment over the past couple of months. We asked for input & you gave it.Â You can see the history of comments on our GitHub page.Â With updates informed by those comments, we provided OMB our new Strategic Plan on September 11.
Some of the goals in the new plan include:
- By FY 2020, NARA will have policies & processes in place to support Federal agenciesâ transition to fully electronic recordkeeping.Â We added this new objective under our Strategic GoalÂ Connect with CustomersÂ based on comments from our customer Federal agencies who asked us to make a commitment to assist them in transitioning to a fully electronic environment.
- By December 31, 2022, NARA will, to the fullest extent possible, no longer accept transfers of permanent or temporary records in analog formats & will accept records only in electronic format & with appropriate metadata.Â We added the phrase âto the fullest extent possibleâ based on extensive feedback from both staff & external commenters. We modified the language of this objective to recognize that NARA may need to accept a limited number of analog records after the December 31, 2022 deadline.
- By FY 2020, NARA will have a career development program in place to support NARAâs transition to electronic records.Â We added this new objective under our Strategic GoalÂ Build our Future through our PeopleÂ to make an express commitment to our staff that we will provide training & opportunities focused on electronic records & online access.
Your comments and suggestions have made our Strategic Plan a stronger document that describes a clearer vision for the future.Â Check out the full plan at: https://usnationalarchives.github.io/strategic-plan/