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Open Government Records Management

This information about how GSA handles records management is being made available to help promote transparency about our processes as part of President Barack Obama's Open Government Initiative.

We require all employees to adhere to the requirements of the Federal Records Management Handbook and The GSA Records Disposition Schedule. These documents, established by and collaborated between GSA and the National Archives and Records Administration, provide instructions and best practices for:

  • promoting proper maintenance of permanent records;
  • categorizing and indexing temporary records for timely disposition;
  • minimizing duplicate records;
  • finding and using records in all media, including electronic; and
  • transferring records of permanent historical or archival value to the National Archives.

GSA Orders on Records Management

CIO P 1820.1 GSA Records Maintenance and Disposition System
This order completes the revision of the entire handbook, GSA Records Maintenance and Disposition System (OAD P 1820.2A)

CIO 2160.2B GSA Electronic Messaging and Related Services
This directive addresses security, appropriate use, and recordkeeping of the GSA Enterprise Messaging Services in a cloud-based environment.


Senior Officials
Leading GSA's 
OpenGov Efforts

Kathy Conrad
Acting Associate Administrator
Office of Citizen Services
and Innovative Technologies,
Leading Open Government

Christine Harada
Associate Administrator
Office of Government-wide Policy,
Co-Leading Open Government

Michael Casella
Chief Financial Officer
Senior Accountable Official, Quality of Government Spending Information

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Darlene Meskell
Director, Global Government Innovation Networks
Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies

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