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Information Management: Selected Agencies Need to Fully Address Federal Electronic Recordkeeping Requirements

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Office of the Director The Director of the Office of Personnel Management should establish a time frame to develop an inventory of electronic information systems used to store agency records that includes all of the required elements. (Recommendation 31)
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The Office of Personnel Management concurred with this recommendation. As of April 2022, we had not received information pertaining to planned actions for this recommendation. Once the agency states that it has taken action, we plan to verify whether implementation has occurred.

Office of the Director
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The Director of the Office of Personnel Management should establish a time frame to develop a plan to manage permanent electronic records. (Recommendation 32)
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In response to our recommendation, in March 2022, OPM began taking steps to manage all of its permanent records in an electronic format. Specifically, OPM stated that the agency was in process of procuring a contract that will, among other things, help OPM maintain all permanent records electronically by December 2022. To fully address the recommendation, OPM will need to provide GAO with the plan or schedule on the management of permanent electronic records.

Office of the Director The Director of the Office of Personnel Management should establish a time frame to update its policies and procedures to include all of the required electronic information system functionalities for recordkeeping systems. (Recommendation 33)
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The Office of Personnel Management concurred with this recommendation. As of April 2022, we had not received information pertaining to planned actions for this recommendation. Once the agency states that it has taken action, we plan to verify whether implementation has occurred.

Office of the Director The Director of the Office of Personnel Management should establish a time frame to update the agency's policies and procedures on retention and management for email to include retaining electronic calendars and draft documents. (Recommendation 34)
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The Office of Personnel Management concurred with this recommendation. As of April 2022, we had not received information pertaining to planned actions for this recommendation. Once the agency states that it has taken action, we plan to verify whether implementation has occurred.

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