Records Managers

NWM 18.2008

May 20, 2008

MEMORANDUM TO FEDERAL AGENCY CONTACTS: NARA Bulletin 2008-04.

I am pleased to notify you that NARA has issued NARA Bulletin 2008-04, Guidance for flexible scheduling. This bulletin provides information to agencies that want to create flexible "big bucket" or large aggregation schedules for their records or wish to use flexible retentions for record disposition. The bulletin replaces NARA Bulletin 2005-05 and reissues the guidance for one year. NARA is developing additional flexible scheduling guidance and will issue new guidance within this one year period.

The bulletin has been posted to our website at http://www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/bulletins/2008/2008-04.html

If you would like additional information regarding this bulletin, please contact your agency's NARA appraiser. A list of the appraisal and scheduling work groups is posted on the NARA web site at http://www.archives.gov/records-mgmt/appraisal/. The Records Management staff in NARA's regional offices provides assistance to records officers across the country. A list of NARA regional records management offices may be found http://www.archives.gov/locations/records-management.html.

PAUL M. WESTER, JR.
Director
Modern Records Programs

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