Updated Records Management Tool Aids Disposition Decisions
Published, July 23, 2012
An updated records management disposition tool is available to assist users in their search for the applicable life cycle management policies and procedures for all types of naval records. This tool complements the SECNAV Manual M-5210.1: "Department of the Navy Records Management Program, Records Management Manual."
This easy-to-use tool allows users to search the manual's Part III, "Retention Standards for Naval Records," by either keyword or standard subject identification code (SSIC). Entering a keyword returns all the records containing that keyword, along with the SSIC and applicable chapter in the manual. For example, entering the keyword, "training records" returns all 42 records with a description containing that keyword.
The tool also enables users to easily find the applicable Federal Records Center (FRC) that will maintain custody of the records. Select the state or region in the drop-down menu, and the tool will provide the name, address and phone number of the FRC. Appendix A of the manual provides information on packing and shipping records to the FRC.
To learn more about Records Management, there are four web-based training courses available on Navy Knowledge Online (NKO):
- Records Management in the DON: Everyone’s Responsibility
- DON Records Management: Advanced Topics
- TRIM Context via the NMCI (Entry Level)
- TRIM Context via the NMCI (Advanced)
To access these courses, log on to NKO.
Under Learning, select Navy e-Learning, select Browse Categories, select Department of the Navy (DON) Training, and select the DON Records Management training subcategory. Once the course is completed, a course certificate can be printed through the transcript window of the NKO e-learning account.