Records Managers

AC 25.2014

June 10, 2014

MEMORANDUM TO FEDERAL AGENCY CONTACTS: DATE CHANGE: NARA's Agency Services Bimonthly Records and Information Discussion Group (BRIDG) June Meeting Rescheduled to Monday, June 23, 2014

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the previously scheduled June 18, 2014 meeting - along with the informal networking hour and meet and greet - will need to be rescheduled for Monday, June 23, 2014. Please update your calendars accordingly.

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). Please note the conference room location change. The BRIDG meeting will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the McGowan Theater (basement level). Following BRIDG, a Staff Meet and Greet for all Federal agency attendees who work with Appraisal Team 3 will be held from 1:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Washington Room (mezzanine level).

Meeting agenda items include the following:

  • Andrea Riley, Supervisor, GRS Team, will talk about recent work completed and plans for continuing to update the GRS.

  • Chris Pinkney, Director, Washington National Records Center, will present on the FRCP space strategy and methods to have enhanced communications with customers to better understand their storage requirements.

  • Michael Carlson, Special Advisor, Records Management Services, will talk about the latest updates for ERA, including new resources for training and the Annual Move.

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

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 5 pm on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. 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.

Reservations are "suggested" for the Appraisal Team 3 Meet and Greet. This meeting will provide an opportunity to meet with Appraisal Archivists and the supervisor from Appraisal Team 3, FRCP account representatives, textual and electronic records accessioning staff, and ERA training staff. Agencies in Team 3 include, but are not limited to: Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Interior and Health and Human Services among others. All agencies listed as part of Team 3 are encouraged to attend this meeting.

Please email rm.communications@nara.gov 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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