National Archives and Records Administration
NARA is charged with providing guidance and assistance with respect to records management and maintaining those records that are of sufficient value to warrant permanent preservation. Further, NARA establishes general records schedules, which provide mandatory disposal authorization for temporary administrative records common to several or all agencies of the federal government. These include records relating to civilian personnel, fiscal accounting, procurement, communications, printing and other common functions and certain nontextual records.
Reference(s) in IAPP Certification Textbooks: G154,156
Associated term(s): Terms
Associated law(s): Laws