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The U.S. Navy released an updated records management manual that provides guidelines and procedures for the proper administration of a records management program.

The guide, Department of the Navy Records Management Manual (Revision 1 Incorporated May 2012), also contains all DON records disposition schedules approved by the National Archives and Records Administration.

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.

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY RECORDS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM RECORDS MANAGEMENT MANUAL