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Records Management Training and Advice

Records management is everyone’s responsibility!

Anyone conducting business on behalf of the United States Government is responsible for understanding the records they are creating and the proper actions for maintaining and disposing of them. APHIS Information Management and Compliance (IMC) manages the APHIS Records Management Program and is available to provide records management training and advice.

IMC assists with determining what constitutes official records, and provides advice on setting up filing systems for accruing and storing records, establishing file plans and records schedules, coordinating destruction or storage with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and more. For further information, simply send an email to

To request training, send an email to outlining the type and level of training needed, the audience, office location, preferred dates, and a point of contact. The requesting office is responsible for funding any travel-related expenses outside the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

The key to successful records management is having efficient records procedures in place that are fully integrated into your operations. IMC can help you work towards this goal.

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