NAVY - SECNAV M-5210.1
RECORDS MANAGEMENT MANUAL
|Publication Date:||1 May 2012|
The Department of the Navy (DON) Records Management (RM) Program establishes policies and procedures for life cycle management (creation, maintenance, use, and disposition) of DON records. This manual provides guidelines and procedures for the proper administration of a records management program. It also contains all DON records disposition schedules approved by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
This manual implements the policy set forth in Secretary of the Navy Instruction (SECNAVINST) 5210.8D, Department of the Navy Records Management Program, 31 December 2005 and is issued under the authority of SECNAVINST 5430.7Q, Assignment of Responsibilities and Authorities in the Office of the Secretary of the Navy, 17 August 2009.
This version of the manual contains new disposition schedules approved by NARA as well as minor changes to record descriptions, corrections to names of activities, and updates to NARA guidance. Areas of major changes are underlined and in bold and are delineated in the "List of Revisions/Changes" pages in the front of the manual.
The disposition schedules are listed by Standard Subject Identification Code (SSIC). The schedules incorporate NARA records disposition policies and guidelines and have been approved by the Archivist of the United States, as required by Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations Chapter XII. This manual is the single records disposition authority for all DON records.
This manual is effective immediately; it is mandatory and applicable to the offices of the Secretary of the Navy, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), Commandant of the Marine Corps, and all Navy and Marine Corps activities, installations, and commands.