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Records Management Mandatory Training for Government Employees

An annual and new employee mandatory records management training requirement should be implemented. It would involve civilians, military and contractors. It would consist of a general understanding of their records management responsibilities and requirements. It would be informative but not overwhelming.

Submitted by linda.goodgame 2 years ago

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    2 years ago

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  1. the requirement already exists for Agency employees and in-house contractors, and to a degree for external contractors. NARA has training modules available, the principal problem is they train to the existing requirements which are sorely outdated.

    2 years ago
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  2. Records Mangement training for all levels is very important. As noted in other comments, RM training is already mandated; but as NARA has highlighted in their last two annual summaries of agency RM self-assessments, the mandate is not being effectively followed.

    So, the idea related to this should be (as is the case with most other RM reform ideas)-- implement some means to ensure compliance with the requirement/regulation. Specfic placement of accountability would be a good place to start. If there is no consequence of non-compliance, how will mandating training (or any other RM requirement)achieve the needed result?

    Also, as suggested elsewhere, the current curriculum of NARA provided training is sorely in need of updating. Much improvement is needed; but in particular as relates to the direction of the Presidential Memo, RM training improvements should include:

    a. Focus on electronic methods of records management as the rule instead of as the exception through all NARA Knowledge Area (KA) training modules.

    b. Update and expand records management training for Information Technology (IT) professionals who must regularly interact with RM.

    c. Update and expand records management training for government legal professionals who must regularly interact with RM.

    d. Promote and facilitate formal university education in RIM profession using mechanisms such as grants, cooperative programs, etc.

    e. Require government agency employees designated with fulltime RM duties and responsibilities to have a formal certification based on completion of NARA, association, or university training.

    2 years ago
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