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NARA Bulletins

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) issues NARA bulletins to Federal agencies to provide guidance and assistance on the management and disposition of Federal records. The first bulletin issued each fiscal year contains a list of the NARA bulletins still in effect.

FY 2014 NARA Bulletins

  • 2014-06: Guidance on Managing Email, September 15, 2014

  • 2014-05: Guidance on NARA-Created Transfer Requests, September 25, 2014

  • 2014-04: Revised Format Guidance for the Transfer of Permanent Electronic Records, February 4, 2014

  • 2014-03: Guidance on Agency Records Officer Training Requirements, December 2, 2013

  • 2014-02: Guidance on Managing Social Media Records, October 25, 2013

  • 2014-01: (Reserved for forthcoming Checklist of Current NARA Bulletins and List of Records Management Guidance in Effect)

FY 2013 NARA Bulletins

  • 2013-03: Guidance for Agency Employees on the Management of Federal Records, Including Email Accounts, and the Protection of Federal Records from Unauthorized Removal, September 09, 2013

  • 2013-02: Guidance on a New Approach to Managing Email Records, August 29, 2013

FY 2012 NARA Bulletins

  • 2012-02: Guidance on Managing Content on Shared Drives, December 6, 2011

FY 2011 NARA Bulletins

  • 2011-04: Guidance on Managing Mixed-Media Files, July 18, 2011

  • 2011-03: Guidance Concerning the use of E-mail Archiving Applications to Store E-mail, December 30, 2010

  • 2011-02: Guidance on Managing Records in Web 2.0/Social Media Platforms, October 20, 2010

  • 2011-01: Checklist of Current NARA Bulletins and List of Records Management Guidance in Effect, March 4, 2011

FY 2010 NARA Bulletins

  • 2010-05: Guidance on Managing Records in Cloud Computing Environments, September 30, 2010

  • 2010-04: Guidance Concerning Notifications for Previously Scheduled Permanent Records, September 10, 2010

  • 2010-03: Flexible Scheduling, May 03, 2010

  • 2010-02: Continuing Agency Responsibilities for Scheduling Electronic Records, February 5, 2010

  • 2010-01: Checklist of current NARA bulletins and list of records management guidance in effect, January 21, 2010

FY 2009 NARA Bulletins

  • 2009-03: Pre-accessioning permanent electronic records, July 30, 2009

  • 2009-02: Guidance concerning managing records in multi-agency environments, June 18, 2009

  • 2009-01: Checklist of current NARA bulletins and list of records management guidance in effect, October 21, 2008

FY 2008 NARA Bulletins

  • 2008-07: Endorsement of DoD Electronic Records Management Software Applications Design Criteria Standard, version 3, September 10, 2008

  • 2008-06: Records Storage Facility Standards, August 25, 2008

  • 2008-05: Guidance concerning the use of e-mail archiving applications to store e-mail, July 31, 2008

  • 2008-04: Guidance for flexible scheduling, April 30, 2008

  • 2008-03: Scheduling existing electronic records (NARA Bulletin 2006-02), March 6, 2008

  • 2008-02: Protecting Federal records and other documentary materials from unauthorized removal, February 4, 2008

  • 2008-01: Checklist of current NARA bulletins and list of records management guidance in effect, December 21, 2007

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FY 2007 NARA Bulletins

  • 2007-02: Guidance concerning the use of Enterprise Rights Management (ERM) and other encryption-related software on Federal records, April 30, 2007

FY 2006 NARA Bulletins

  • 2006-05: Pre-accessioning Permanent Electronic Records, July 31, 2006

  • 2006-04: Scheduling Electronic Copies of E-mail and Word Processing Records, July 12, 2006

  • 2006-03: Availability of the Federal Enterprise Architecture Records Management Profile, version 1.0, December 23, 2005

  • 2006-02: NARA Guidance for Implementing Section 207(e) of the E-Government Act of 2002, December 15, 2005

Earlier NARA Bulletins Still in Effect

  • 2005-06: Additional requirement for transferring permanent records to the National Archives of the United States directly from agencies, August 22, 2005

  • 2005-04: Availability of electronic records management guidance for PKI digital signature authenticated and secured transaction records, March 28, 2005

Past NARA Bulletins

This section contains NARA bulletins issued since FY 1996 that are no longer in effect.

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