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Laws & Statutes

This page includes information on Federal Records Management laws and regulations that must be followed when managing government records. These laws and regulations will provide guidance on how to develop policies and procedures to ensure the effectiveness and continuity of your records management program.

United States Code

5 U.S.C. Chapter 5, Subchapter II - Administrative Procedure 

18 U.S.C. Chapter 101 - Records and Reports

18 U.S.C. Chapter 121 - Stored Wire and Electronic Communications and Transactional Records Access (Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986)

28 U.S.C. Chapter 115 - Evidence; Documentary

31 U.S.C. Chapter 11 - The Budget and Fiscal, Budget, and Program Information (Budget and Accounting Procedures Act of 1950)

40 U.S.C. Subtitle III - Information Technology Management  (Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996, also known as the Information Technology Management Reform Act of 1996)

44 U.S.C. Chapter 21 - National Archives and Records Administration

44 U.S.C. Chapter 29 - Records Management by the Archivist of the United States and by the Administrator of General Services

44 U.S.C. Chapter 31 - Records Management by Federal Agencies (Federal Records Act)

44 U.S.C. Chapter 33 - Disposal of Records (Federal Records Disposal Act)

44 U.S.C. Chapter 35 - Coordination of Federal Information Policy (Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980, as amended; Paperwork Reduction Reauthorization Act of 1995; and Government Paperwork Elimination Act)

Code of Federal Regulations

5 CFR Chapter III, Subchapter B - OMB Directives

36 CFR Chapter XII, Subchapter B - Records Management

Office of Management and Budget Circulars

OMB Circular No. A-123 - Management's Responsibility for Internal Control

OMB Circular No. A-130 - Management of Federal Information Resources

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