Records Managers

AC 01.2012

November 22, 2011

MEMORANDUM TO FEDERAL AGENCY CONTACTS: NARA's Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Please mark your calendars for the next BRIDG meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 6, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This meeting also marks the launch of our Pre-BRIDG Networking Hour from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

The meeting will be held at the National Archives and Records Administration downtown building, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (Metrorail's Yellow or Green lines to the Archives/Navy Memorial station) in the McGowan Theater. Please enter on the Constitution Avenue side of the building.

Agenda topics include:

  • Presentation on e-FRC
    David Miller will give an update on the e-FRC--the system the FRC is developing to help agencies store, access, preserve, and manage born-digital records. The presentation will include an update on the current pilot of the system and an overview of system capabilities and milestones.

  • Records Management Services Overview
    Margaret Hawkins, the new Director of Records Management Services, will discuss the new organizational structure of the unit, including how this will affect the current appraisal teams

  • ERA Agency Adoption
    Mike Carlson will give a presentation on the status of the ERA rollout and the 2012 annual move.

Pre-BRIDG Networking Hour
In response to suggestions from customers, we are launching our first pre-BRIDG networking hour at this meeting. Join your colleagues in records management from other agencies and NARA Agency Services staff from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. in the Jefferson Room (Mezzanine Level of the National Archives Building) to chat over doughnuts and coffee. Feel free to bring materials to share from your agency (announcements of upcoming RM-related events, job openings, etc.).

To reserve a place for the Agency Services-BRIDG meeting and/or the pre-BRIDG networking hour, please provide your name, telephone number, and agency via email to RM.Communications@nara.gov, no later than Friday, December 2, 2011. You may reserve places for several staff in the same email, but for security purposes we must have each individual's name and telephone number. To attend the pre-BRIDG networking hour, you must RSVP in your email response. We need to determine an accurate headcount for catering.

Please email Angela Dorsey at angela.dorsey@nara.gov, or call 301-837-1754 if you need assistance.

NARA encourages agencies to participate at BRIDG by presenting best practices or lessons learned that would be helpful to other attending agencies. If you wish to lead a discussion, please reply to this RM Communications.

NARA reserves the right to postpone or cancel a meeting at any time. We will make every effort to contact registrants by e-mail and telephone if that occurs, so complete information at the time of registration is very important. Meetings WILL BE CANCELLED if the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announces a "closed," "unscheduled leave," "liberal leave," or "delayed arrival" policy for Federal employees for that day or if there has been an elevation to threat level RED in the Homeland Security status. Official Government closing and leave information is located on the OPM web site at www.opm.gov.

PAUL M. WESTER, JR.
Chief Records Officer for the
U.S. Government

DAVID WEINBERG
Director, Federal Records Centers Program

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