ARMA International Encourages Comments on Capstone Approach to Managing E-mail

    Apr 08, 2015

    As part of its work to assist agencies in meeting the requirements of meeting Goal 1.2 of the Managing Government Records Directive, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is requesting comments and discussion regarding its General Records Schedule 6.1: “Email Managed under a Capstone Approach.” 

    The Capstone approach was released August 29, 2013, to support the Managing Government Records Directive requirement to “manage both permanent and temporary email records in an accessible electronic format” by December 31, 2016. According to a NARA white paper also just released, it is intended to:

    • Increase the amount of e-mail of permanent value transferred to NARA
    • Reduce the burden on individual end users within agencies
    • Reduce reliance on print-and-file practices
    • Allow for systematic destruction of e-mail based on approved NARA disposition authority 

    NARA is seeking feedback by June 1, 2015, and it is holding a public meeting on May 21, 2015, to solicit comments. 

    As the leader in information governance, ARMA International is calling on its experts to share their experiences and knowledge to help shape federal records policies. E-mail comments to request.schedule@nara.gov.

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