06 May Understanding the Variety of Laws that Affect Federal Records Management
The foundational law underlying federal recordkeeping, the Federal Records Act (Title 44 of the U.S. Code) was enacted in 1950 to “govern the collection, retention, preservation, and possibly destruction of federal agency records.” The FRA has been amended multiple times, most recently in 2014 and 2015. Those amendments were intended to bring the FRA in line with the modern world.
Lawful records management in the federal government is critically important, especially with a major deadline looming this year. It can also be confusing and seemingly in constant flux. To help clarify, here’s a refresher on the major laws and presidential Executive Orders impacting federal records management today.
Click here to read the full refresher on the TransAccess blog.