Provide oversight, guidance, and direction to ensure proper documentation of the Department's functions, decisions, policies and procedures, and essential transactions.
The DOE Records Enterprise Management Program strives to enable the Department to transition to an all-electronic records management environment though information sharing, technology leadership, and collaboration to better manage the modernization of records management while protecting the Department’s records, conserving the Department’s history, and promoting accountability and public understanding of the Department’s activities through documentation, preservation, and professional records management.
DOE employees and contractors have basic obligations regarding Federal records:
1. Create records needed to do the business of the DOE; File records so that information can be found when needed; Manage records including proper disposal.
2. Complete the mandatory Records Management 101 course within 30 days of assignment and complete the annual refresher on the Online Learning Center.
3. Conduct government work on government systems. If under extreme circumstances a non-official email account is used to conduct government business, forward the email to your agency email account within 20 days of creation or receipt.
Generally, personal papers are not records. However, if personal paper are used to transact government business, they are no longer personal papers. They become federal records and must be maintained under an approved schedule.