Records management

  • Rob Efrus: Obama administration moving data to NARA

    When the Obama administration transfers 12 terabytes of data to the National Archives and Records Administration, it’ll underscore the importance of federal records and records management. Federal Drive with Tom Temin turns to Rob Efrus of Efrus Federal Advisors, for some insight.

  • The 3 Ps to effective risk management and compliance

    April Chen, the senior product manager for Iron Mountain, explains how process, protection and people need to come together to better manage records and data.

  • Some veterans’ claims records are still getting tossed, VA blames human error

    Some documents related to veterans’ disability claims are getting thrown out at Veterans Affairs regional offices, but the VA and its inspector general disagree whether the problem is a systemic issue or one that can be explained by human error.

  • FLRA’s users driving its compliance with e-records mandate

    Michael Jeffries, the chief information officer of the Federal Labor Relations Authority, said version 2 of the agency’s e-file system is based on user feedback and needs.

  • Are you a hoarder or a neatnik?

    Agencies need data of all types and sources available for applications they might not have yet thought of. This year’s email mandate is only the beginning.

  • IRS says it will fix ‘shortcomings’ that fail to archive employee emails

    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee members criticized IRS leaders Wednesday for the agency’s inability to preserve its employees’ emails.

  • Senators want more IRS accountability amid House call for chief’s impeachment

    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), and 18 other members of his committee, introduced a resolution calling for IRS Commissioner John Koskinen’s impeachment. Koskinen said his agency has made some progress in improving accountability and communication in the wake of IRS scandals.

  • Jason R. Baron: Tweets, texts and snapchats could be government records

    Agencies have until the end of 2016 to store all email records electronically — and until 2019 to store all electronic records in their original formats. Most agencies tell the National Archives and Records Administration they’ll meet those deadlines. But the line between what’s considered a federal record and what’s not is getting blurry. Jason R. Baron is of counsel at Drinker Biddle and former director of litigation at NARA. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose about some best practices federal employees can use at a time when Tweets, texts and even Snapchats are often government records.

  • The keys to effective records management

    Tyler Morris and April Chen, with Iron Mountain Government Services, join host John Gilroy to discuss a recent survey that looks at the records management challenges facing federal IT officials. June 17

  • Agencies fail to make the grade on FOIA requests

    The agencies that account for 90 percent of Freedom of Information Act requests received by the federal government continue to struggle in processing those requests in a timely manner, according to a new report from the Center for Effective Government.