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Chapter 15
Records Management

It is ARS policy to (1) preserve records that contain adequate and proper documentation of the organization, functions, policies, decisions, procedures, and essential transactions of ARS; (2) furnish the information necessary to protect the legal and financial rights of the U.S. Government and of persons directly affected by ARS activities; (3) dispose of records according to General Records Schedules and approved Agency Records Control Schedules; and (4) ensure that all ARS records are scheduled by identifying and safeguarding ARS records for which no ultimate disposition has been determined and coordinate with the Agency Records Management Officer in obtaining disposition authority from the National Archives and Records Administration.

Acronyms:

See Chapter 22 for a comprehensive list of commonly used acronyms.

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Points of Contact:

Vacant
Realty Specialist
USDA-ARS-WBSC
Natural Resources Reasearch Center
Fort Collins, CO 80523-8119Natural Resources Research Center
2150 Centre Avenue, Building D, Suite 310
Fort Collins, CO 80526-8119

Jim Neal
USDA ARS OCIO Records Management Officer
MAIL STOP 5119
5601 Sunnyside Avenue
Beltsville, MD 20705
Telephone: (301) 504-4567
Fax: (301) 504-1139
E-Mail: jim.neal@ars.usda.gov

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