JASON R. BARON DISCUSSES NEW RECORDKEEPING LAW THAT UPDATES HOW THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HANDLES ITS RECORDS

In a recent article published by ARMA International, Jason R. Baron (IGI Co-Chair) discusses the Presidential and Federal Records Act Amendments of 2014 which were recently signed into law by President Obama. According to Jason, the law has “provisions aimed at modernizing and improving the recordkeeping and information management practices at federal departments and agencies.”

Among the provisions included in the new law are an update to the federal definition of a “record;” vesting the U.S. Archivist with the authority to make binding determinations on what constitutes a record; and the codification and statutory authorization for aspects of the Archivist’s 2012 Managing Government Records Directive. The IGI previously provided a public comment on the National Archives and Records Administration’s (NARA) draft automated Electronic Records Management (ERM) report and plan under that latter directive.

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