This guide explains the role of the Federal records center (FRC) operated by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and what the FRC can do for your program. It provides a detailed description of the processes and procedures to be followed when:

  • Retiring records to the Federal records center.
  • Retrieving records from the Federal records center.
  • Approving the final disposition of records.

This publication also describes the role of the Records Management Program in retiring records to the FRC.

Any questions should be directed to your Program Office, Region, or Center Records Officer.

Using the Federal Records Center answers your questions about retiring records: