Definition Edit

A records management program is

[a] program that includes elements concerned with the life cycle management of information, regardless of media. Specific elements include the management of correspondence, reports, forms, directives and publications, mail, distribution, maintenance (use and disposition of recorded information), declassification of recorded information, and the implementation of responsibilities under the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts.[1]
[a] planned, coordinated set of policies, procedures, and activities needed to manage an agency's recorded information. Encompasses the creation, maintenance and use, and disposition of records, regardless of media. Essential elements include issuing up-to-date program directives, properly training those responsible for implementation, publicizing the program, and carefully evaluating the results to ensure adequacy, effectiveness, and efficiency.[2]

References Edit

  1. AR 25-1, at 115.
  2. EPA, Vocabulary Catalog List Detail - Records Glossary (full-text).

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