Records Management Self-Evaluation Checklist Available

By DON CIO KM/RM Team - Published, February 6, 2009

A self-evaluation checklist with which U.S. Navy commands, activities, and offices and Secretary of the Navy Secretariat offices can appraise compliance of their records management programs is now available. The Automated Inspection Reporting System (AIRS) checklist 61, Marine Corps Records Management Program, is a similar document applicable to the U.S. Marine Corps.

Developed in conjunction with several RM stakeholders, the checklist provides an excellent survey of the references, policies, processes and requirements of records management. With the start of the new calendar year, many commands are closing their CY 2008 files. This is a good opportunity for DON organizations to evaluate their RM programs. This checklist provides a quick and easy way to accomplish such an evaluation.

Reminder: Four web-based Records Management training courses are 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)
  • TRIM Context via the NMCI (Advanced)
These courses provide an excellent understanding of RM and TRIM Context. Additionally, "Records Management in the DON: Everyone’s Responsibility" fulfills the annual RM refresher training requirement. These exceptional training tools will strengthen every command’s records management program.

To access the courses, log on to NKO (, under Learning, select Navy e-Learning, select Browse Categories, select Department of the Navy Training, and select the DON Records Management training subcategory. Once the course is completed, course certificates can be printed through the transcript window of each user’s NKO e-learning account.