Records Managers

AC 20.2012

June 14, 2012

MEMORANDUM TO FEDERAL AGENCY RECORDS OFFICERS: NARA's Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) Meeting on Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Please mark your calendars for the next BRIDG meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 27, 2012.

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, the "Special Events" entrance (which is actually the exit for the general public).

We will begin with an informal networking hour from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.in the Washington Room (mezzanine level). The BRIDG meeting will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the McGowan Theater (basement level).

Meeting agenda items include the following:

Introduction to Offices and Functions within Agency Services
John Fitzpatrick, Director, Information Security Oversight Office
Don McIlwain, Supervisory Archivist, National Declassification Center
Miriam Nisbet, Director, Office of Government Information Services

ERA Adoption and the Annual Move of Records to NARA
Mike Carlson, ERA User Adoption Coordinator, Office of the Chief Records Officer
Lynn Stewart, Permanent Records Capture Section, Office of the Chief Records Officer

Misidentified Accessioned Records and Freezes
Ann Cummings, Supervisory Archivist for Textual Records, Washington, DC
Maggie Hawkins, Director of Records Management Services, Office of the Chief Records Officer
Ron Mitchell, National Accounts Manager, Federal Records Centers Program

NARA will make this meeting available via webcast. Please note we will be webcasting live, and we are still experimenting with webcasting services, hardware, and software. The webcast will include an American Sign Language interpreter.

Please visit this link (http://www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/meetings/webcast-instructions.html) to view the steps you will need to take to view the webcast.

Beginning with this meeting, NARA will provide free wi-fi to on-site participants in the McGowan Theater. We will also be monitoring questions from both the on-site and remote audiences through Twitter. If you would like to ask a question or make a comment, please use the #NARABRIDG hashtag.

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 name via email to rm.communications@nara.gov, no later than Monday, June 25, 2012. You may reserve places for several staff in the same email, but for security purposes we must have each individual's name, telephone number, and email address. If you would like to attend the pre-BRIDG networking hour, please RSVP in your email response, so that we can determine an accurate headcount for catering. You do not need to RSVP if you plan to attend via the webcast.

Please email Shannon Olsen at shannon.olsen@nara.gov, or call 301-837-3486 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 CANCELED 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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