The NRC Records Management Program is responsible for the development of policies and procedures for the creation and maintenance of records and information regardless of physical form or technology. Under the Office of Information Services, the IT/IM Policy Branch(IPB) ensures compliance with the Federal Records Act of 1950, as amended, by promoting the management of records and information throughout their life cycle in an economical, efficient and effective manner. Implementation of this program facilitates:
the ability of NRC decision-makers to have the right information in support of mission accomplishments
the creation and maintenance of records to protect the rights and interests of the Commission and NRC Stakeholders
The Records and Information Management Vision is to organize, maintain, store and dispose/preserve all records and information in a systemic, defined manner in compliance with appropriate Federal government laws and regulations and meet agency business, historical, and reference needs.
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Management Directive 3.53, "NRC Records and Document Management Program," contains the requirements and responsibilities for conducting the NRC's records management program to ensure that the Commission is in compliance with federal laws and regulations, policies, and best practices. This directive also includes the management of documents and records in ADAMS.
Records maintained by the NRC are described in the disposition schedules listed in NUREG-0910, which provides mandatory instructions for how long to keep records (retention) and what to do with them afterwards (disposition). Federal records can only be destroyed, deleted, or transferred to another entity through the approval of a records disposition schedule by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). NRC Records Disposition Schedules approved by NARA can be accessed via the following links:
NUREG-0910: NRC Comprehensive Records Disposition Schedule, Revision 4
* For schedules approved prior to March 2005
GRS: General Records Schedules
* These schedules supersede the GRS schedule that is provided in NUREG-0910, Revision 4.
New NRC Records Disposition Schedules:
* For schedules approved after the publication of NUREG-0910, Revision 4
- Reactor Programs System
- Research Information Management System (RIMS)
- NSIR Subject and Case Records
- MD-715 Database
- Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP) and SES Succession Planning System (SESSPS)
- Rational Suite of Tools (Rational), including the NRC System of Information Control Database (NSICD)
- License Tracking System (LTS) and Web-Based Licensing (WBL)
- Waste Disposal Tracking System
- Reciprocity Tracking System (RTS)