May 16, 2022

NARA: National Archives Releases 2010 Records Management Self-Assessment Report

From a NARA News Release:

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) announces the release of the 2010 Records Management Self-Assessment Report.

In May 2010, NARA issued the mandatory annual records management self-assessment (RMSA) to Federal agencies. This followed the pilot self-assessment that was completed in 2009. The goal of the self-assessment is to determine whether Federal agencies are compliant with statutory and regulatory records management requirements. Of the 270 agencies that received the self-assessment, 93 percent (251) responded.

The responses indicate that 95 percent of those Federal agencies that responded are at high to moderate risk of compromising the integrity, authenticity, and reliability of their records. They risk improper management and disposition of records or, in some cases, they are saving their records but not taking the necessary steps to ensure that they can be retrieved, read, or interpreted.

Access the Complete Report (119 pages; PDF)

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