The Records and Information group under Legacy Management’s Archives and Information Management (AIM) team is responsible for managing LM’s vast records holdings from legacy Cold War nuclear weapons production programs as well as current business records.
The records team responds to approximately 1,800 stakeholder requests each year, including Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act requests, litigation, documentation for Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) claims, and other general information.
LM currently maintains over 4,000,000 electronic records and physical record indexes and finding aids in an electronic content management system. LM centralized its 70,000 physical records boxes, formerly maintained at various Federal Records Centers (FRC) around the country, to their National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)-certified records storage facility at the Legacy Management Business Center (LMBC) in Morgantown, West Virginia. The 31,000-square-foot records storage facility can accommodate up to 150,000 cubic feet of records.
In keeping with the federal government's support of environmentally friendly buildings, the LMBC was awarded the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program "Gold" certification upon its construction in 2009. A NARA archivist compliance consultant and LEED consultant both provided feedback on the designs and assistance with achieving Gold certification in both Core & Shell and Commercial Interiors LEED categories.
As legacy sites continue to transfer into LM’s custody, records team members have the responsibility of indexing incoming records, capturing the electronic information into the content management system, and ensuring the proper physical storage in the record storage facility for the entirety of the records lifecycle.
Federal Records Management Contact: Michael Garrett