Records Management Program

The Federal Records Act (44 U.S.C. 31) and corresponding Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs) require all federal agencies to maintain records that document their activities, file records for safe storage and efficient retrieval, and dispose of records according to agency schedules.


The DOI Records Program is leading a strategic effort to streamline records management, including electronic records management, across the Department. This multi-year initiative, now in planning stages, is designed to facilitate document searches and retrieval, records markings for special handling, improved access to Vital Records, and increased reliance on electronic versus paper records, in appropriate cases. This project will provide improved public transparency and access while reducing costs—saving taxpayer dollars.

  • About the DOI-Records Management Program: Describe the DOI Records Management Program.
  • What's New?: Recent Records Management practices and informational brochures.
  • Records Management Contacts: Provides a listing of all DOI bureau and office Records Officers, and their contact information.
  • Policies and Guidance: Provides links to the common DOI and National Archives records management bulletins as well as links DOI Departmental Chapters and Indian Trust Records Management guidance.
  • Records Disposition Schedules:  Provides links to the Departmental Records Schedule (DRS) and all available bureau records disposition schedules and/or manuals.
  • Laws and Statutes: Provides links to the common Records Management sections of the U.S. Code, CFR, and OMB Circulars.
  • Tools: Frequently asked questions and guides for performing records management tasks.
  • Related links: Provides links to related Information Management laws like the FOIA and Privacy Acts, as well as records management resources from other Federal Agencies and industry groups.

If you have any questions or comments concerning the DOI-Records Management Program, please contact:

Records Management Office
1849 C Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20240

This feedback mailbox is not the proper recipient of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.  All FOIA requests must be sent through the DOI FOIA Program for appropriate action.” with “If you want to submit or track the status of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, please visit the FOIA Request or DOI FOIA Program's Web sites.

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