44 U.S. Code § 2902 - Objectives of records management

It is the purpose of this chapter, and chapters 21, 31, and 33 of this title, to require the establishment of standards and procedures to assure efficient and effective records management. Such records management standards and procedures shall seek to implement the following goals:
(1) Accurate and complete documentation of the policies and transactions of the Federal Government.
(2) Control of the quantity and quality of records produced by the Federal Government.
(3) Establishment and maintenance of mechanisms of control with respect to records creation in order to prevent the creation of unnecessary records and with respect to the effective and economical operations of an agency.
(4) Simplification of the activities, systems, and processes of records creation and of records maintenance and use.
(5) Judicious preservation and disposal of records.
(6) Direction of continuing attention on records from their initial creation to their final disposition, with particular emphasis on the prevention of unnecessary Federal paperwork.
(7) Establishment and maintenance of such other systems or techniques as the Administrator or the Archivist considers necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter, and chapters 21, 31, and 33 of this title.

Source

(Added Pub. L. 94–575, § 2(a)(1),Oct. 21, 1976, 90 Stat. 2724; amended Pub. L. 98–497, title I, § 107(b)(14),Oct. 19, 1984, 98 Stat. 2288.)
Prior Provisions

A prior section 2902,Pub. L. 90–620, Oct. 22, 1968, 82 Stat. 1296, related to activities of the Administrator of General Services with respect to records management, surveys, and reports, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 94–575, § 2(a)(1). See section 2904 of this title.
Amendments

1984—Par. (7). Pub. L. 98–497inserted “or the Archivist” after “Administrator”.
Effective Date of 1984 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 98–497effective Apr. 1, 1985, see section 301 ofPub. L. 98–497, set out as a note under section 2102 of this title.

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5 CFR - Administrative Personnel

5 CFR Part 1320 - CONTROLLING PAPERWORK BURDENS ON THE PUBLIC

36 CFR - Parks, Forests, and Public Property

36 CFR Part 1220 - FEDERAL RECORDS; GENERAL

36 CFR Part 1238 - MICROFORMS RECORDS MANAGEMENT

49 CFR - Transportation

49 CFR Part 801 - PUBLIC AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION

 

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