A vital records program is intended to assist programs in identifying and protecting those records essential to continuing their operations under other than normal business conditions and to protecting the rights of the Government and those individuals directly affected by its actions.
Questions to ask are:
For further information, see 36 CFR, Part 1236 - Management of Vital Records; and the NARA publication, "Vital Records and Record Disaster Mitigation and Recovery," and the Tool Kit: Developing and Maintaining a Vital Records Program.
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