OCT 1 0 2007

Office of National Drug Control Policy Executive Office of the President Washington, DC 20503

As you may already know, the Office of Administration (OA) recently determined that it is no longer a Federal agency subject to the Freedom of Information Act and the Federal Records Act (FRA). Consequently, it would appear to us that OA may 110 longer, as a matter of law, exercise centralized records management responsibility for those entities within the Executive Office of the President (EOP) that are considered Federal agencies and that create Federal records.

Unless and until a Federal agency within the EOP is authorized to handle records management matters on a centralized basis for the other EOP Federal agencies, each such agency is now ultimately responsible for all aspects of its records management, including the submission of disposition schedules to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). See 36 C.F.R. § 1222.20 (copy enclosed). In that connection, we would appreciate your providing us with the name of the official who will be responsible for your agency's records management program, as well as his or her title and contact information. Please send this information to Director, Life Cycle Management Division, NARA (NWML - Room 2200),8601 Adelphi Rd., College Park, MD 20740. This division works with agencies on all aspects of records management. The staff member who will work with your agency is William Fischer. He can be reached at 301- 837-1907 or at william.fischer@nara.gov.

One major aspect of records management is the retirement of non-current records to inactive storage. Traditionally, EOP agencies have generally retired such files to the Washington National Records Center (WNRC) when the incumbent President leaves office. In the past, OA handled this intensive, time-consuming task and usually began work well in advance. NARA may be able to assist you with this work, which includes applying approved disposition schedules to records, developing new schedules as needed, packing records in storage containers, and preparing the paperwork required to retire records. NARA's Life Cycle Management Division can provide some assistance at no cost (e.g., advice conceming schedule implementation), while other services (e.g., packing records) are available on a reimbursable basis from WNRC. We strongly advise you to begin preparing for this effort during 2008, and we will be glad to assist you.

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We also request that you look into whether any electronic mail records of your agency maintained on the White House email system were lost or alienated, as has been widely reported. If Federal records were improperly disposed of, please fumish us with a report as required under 36 C.F.R. § 1228.104 (copy enclosed). We had written to OA concerning this matter on May 6, 2007 (copy enclosed). However, because OA no longer handles records management under the FRA for the Federal agencies within EOP, your agency is now directly responsible for responding to NARA on this matter.

We look forward to working with you. If you have any questions, please contact Laurence Brewer, Director, Life Cycle Management Division, at 301-837-1539 or at laurence.brewer@nara.gov.

Sincerely,

MICHAEL J. KURTZ Assistant Archivist for

Records Services - Washington, D.C.

Enclosures

cc: fischer Hawkins

Official file - NWML ./' Reading file - NWML Reading file - NW

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OCT 1 (} 2007

_, Chairman ~alQuality Executive Office of the President 722 Jackson Place, NW Washington, D.C. 20503

DearlMr. Chairman:

As you may already know, the Office of Administration (OA) recently determined that it is no longer a Federal agency subject to the Freedom of Information Act and the Federal Records Act (FRA). Consequently, it would appear to us that OA may no longer,as a matter oflaw, exercise centralized records management responsibility for those entities within the Executive Office of the President (EOP) that are considered Federal agencies and that create Federal records.

Unless and until a Federal agency within the EOP is authorized to handle records management matters on a centralized basis for the other EOP Federal agencies, each such agency is now ultimately responsible for all aspects of its records management, including the submission of disposition schedules to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). See 36 C.F.R. § 1222.20 (copy enclosed). In that connection, we would appreciate your providing us with the name of the official who will be responsible for your agency's records management program, as well as his or her title and contact information. Please send this information to Director, Life Cycle Management Division, NARA (NWML - Room 2200),8601 Adelphi Rd., College Park, MD 20740. This division works with agencies on all aspects of records management. The staff member who will work with your agency is William Fischer. He can be reached at 301- 837-1907 or at william.fischer@nara.gov.

One major aspect of records management is the retirement of non-current records to inactive storage. Traditionally, EOP agencies have generally retired such files to the Washington National Records Center (WNRC) when the incumbent President leaves office. In the past, OA handled this intensive, time-consuming task and usually began work well in advance. NARA may be able to assist you with this work, which includes applying approved disposition schedules to records, developing new schedules as needed, packing records in storage containers, and preparing the paperwork required to retire records. NARA's Life Cycle Management Division can provide some assistance at no cost (e.g., advice conceming schedule implementation), while other services (e.g., packing records) are available on a reimbursable basis from WNRC. We strongly advise you to begin preparing for this effort during 2008, and we will be glad to assist you.

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We also request that you look into whether any.electronic mail records of your agency maintained on the White House email system were lost or alienated, as has been widely reported. If Federal records were improperly disposed of, please fumish us with a report as required under 36 C.F.R. § 1228.104 (copy enclosed). We had written to OA conceming this matter on May 6, 2007 (copy enclosed). However, because OA no longer handles records management under the FRA for the Federal agencies within EOP, your agency is now directly responsible for responding to NARA on this matter.

We look forward to working with you. If you have any questions, please contact Laurence Brewer, Director, Life Cycle Management Division, at 301-837-1539 or at laurence. brewer@nara.gov.

Sincerely,

MICHAEL 1. KURTZ Assistant Archivist for

Records Services - Washington, D.C.

Enclosures

cc: Fischer Hawkins

Official file - NWML Reading file -NWML/ Reading file - NW

File: 1301-1a Executive Office of the President

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OCT ] G Z007

Director Office of Science and Technology Policy Executive Office of the President

725 17th Street, N.W., Room 5228 Washington, DC 20502

DearMr._

As you may already know, the Office of Administration (OA) recently determined that it is no longer a Federal agency subject to the Freedom o fIn fo 1111 ati on Act and the Federal Records Act (FRA). Consequently, it would appear to us that OA may no longer, as a matter of law, exercise centralized records management responsibility for those entities within the Executive Office of the President (EOP) that are considered Federal agencies and that create Federal records.

Unless and until a Federal agency within theEOP is authorized to handle records management matters on a centralized basis for the other EOP Federal agencies, each such agency is now ultimately responsible for all aspects of its records management, including the submission of disposition schedules to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). See 36 C.F.R.§ 1222.20 (copy enclosed). In that connection, we would appreciate your providing us with the name of the official who will be responsible for your agency's records management program, as well as his or her title and contact information. Please send this information to Director, Life Cycle Management Division, NARA (NWML - Room 2200), 860(Adelphi Rd., College Park, MD 20740. This division works with agencies on all aspects of records management. The staff member who will work with your agency is William Fischer. He can be reached at 301- 837-1907 or at william.fischer@nara.gov.

One major aspect of records management is the retirement of non-current records to inactive storage. Traditionally, EOP agencies have generally retired such files to the Washington National Records Center (WNRC) when the incumbent President leaves office. In the past, OA handled this intensive, time-consuming task and usually began work well in advance. NARA may be able to assist you with this work, which includes applying approved disposition schedules to records, developing new schedules as needed, packing records in storage containers, and preparing the paperwork required to retire records. NARA's Life Cycle Management Division can provide some assistance at no cost (e.g., advice concerning schedule implementation), while other services (e.g., packing records) are available on a reimbursable basis from WNRC. We strongly advise you to begin preparing for this effort during 2008, and we will be glad to assist you.

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We also request that you look into whether any electronic mail records of your agency maintained on the White House email system were lost or alienated, as has been widely reported. If Federal records were improperly disposed of, please furnish us with a report as required under 36 C.F.R. § 1228.104 (copy enclosed). We had written to OA concerning this matter on May 6, 2007 (copy enclosed). However, because OA no longer handles records management under the FRA for the Federal agencies within EOP, your agency is now directly responsible for responding to NARA on this matter.

We look forward to working with you. If you have any questions, please contact Laurence Brewer, Director, Life Cycle Management Division, at 301-837-1539 or at laurence. brewer@nara.gov.

Sincerely,

MICHAEL J. KURTZ Assistant Archivist for

Records Services - Washington, D.C.

Enclosures

cc: Fischer Hawkins

Official file - NWML Reading file - NWML Reading file - NW

File: 1301-1a Executive Office of the President

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OCT 1 0 2007

Ambassador

, United States

Trade Representative Office of the United States Trade Representative

Executive Office of the President

600 17th Street, N.W.

Washington, DC 20508

Dear Ambassador_:

As you may already know, the Office of Administration (OA) recently determined that it is no longer a Federal agency subject to the Freedom ofInfonnation Act and the Federal Records Act (FRA). Consequently, it would appear to us that OA may no longer, as a matter of law, exercise centralized records management responsibility for those entities within the Executive Office of the President (EOP) that are considered Federal agencies and that create Federal records.

Unless and until a Federal agency within the EOP is authorized to handle records management matters on a centralized basis for the other EOP Federal agencies, each such agency is now ultimately responsible for all aspects of its records management, including the submission of disposition schedules to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). See 36 C.F.R. § 1222.20 (copy enclosed). In that connection, we would appreciate your providing us with the name of the official who will be responsible for your agency's records management program, as well as his or her title and contact information. Please send this information to Director, Life Cycle Management Division, NARA (NWML - Room 2200), 8601 Adelphi Rd., College Park, MD 20740. This division works with agencies on all aspects of records management. The staff member who will work with your agency is David Langbart. He can be reached at 301- 837-3172 or at david.langbaJi@nara.gov.

One major aspect of records management is the retirement of non-current records to inactive storage. Traditionally, EOP agencies have generally retired such files to the Washington National Records Center (WNRC) when the incumbent President leaves office. In the past, OA handled this intensive, time-consuming task and usually began work well in advance. NARA may be able to assist you with this work, which includes applying approved disposition schedules to records, developing new schedules as needed, packing records in storage containers, and preparing the paperwork required to retire records. NARA's Life Cycle Management Division can provide some assistance at 110

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cost (e.g., advice conceming schedule implementation), while other services (e.g., packing records) are available on a reimbursable basis from WNRC. We strongly advise you to begin preparing for this effort during 2008, and we will be glad to assist you.

We also request that you look into whether any electronic mail records of your agency maintained on the White House email system were lost or alienated, as has been widely reported. If Federal records were improperly disposed of, please furnish us with a report as required under 36 C.F.R. § 1228.104 (copy enclosed). We had written to OA conceming this matter on May 6, 2007 (copy enclosed). However, because OA no longer handles records management under the FR.J\ for the Federal agencies within EOP, your agency is now directly responsible for responding to NARA on this matter.

We look forward to working with you. If you have any questions, please contact Laurence Brewer, Director, Life Cycle Management Division, at 301-837-1539 or at 1 a urence. brewer@nara. gov.

Sincerely,

MICHAEL J. KURTZ Assistant Archivist for

Records Services - Washington, D.C.

Enclosures

cc: Langbart Hawkins

Official file - NWML Reading file - NWML./' Reading file - NW

File: 1301-1a Executive Office of the President

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co 1 0 2007

Deputy Director Office of Management and Budget Executive Office of the President

725 17th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20503

Dear

As you may already know, the Office of Administration (OA) recently determinedthat it is no longer a Federal agency subject to the Freedom of Information Act and the Federal Records Act (FRA). Consequently, it would appear to us that OA may no longer, as a matter of law, exercise centralized records management responsibility for those entities within the Executive Office of the President (EOP) that are considered Federal agencies and that create Federal records.

Unless and until a Federal agency within the EOP is authorized to handle records management matters on a centralized basis for the other EOP Federal agencies, each such agency is now ultimately responsible for all aspects of its records management, including the submission of disposition schedules to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). See 36 C.F.R. § 1222.20 (copy enclosed). In that connection, we would appreciate your providing us with the name of the official who will be responsible for your agency's records management program, as well as his or her title and contact information. Please send this information to Director, Life Cycle Management Division, NARA (NWML - Room 2200), 8601 Adelphi Rd., College Park, MD 20740. This division works with agencies on all aspects of records management. The staff member who will work with your agency is William Fischer. He can be reached at 301- 837-1907 or at william.fischer@nara.gov.

One maj or aspect of records management is the retirement of non-current records to inactive storage. Traditionally, EOP agencies have generally retired such files to the Washington National Records Center (WNRC) when the incumbent President leaves office. In the past, OA handled this intensive, time-consuming task and usually began work well in advance. NARA may be able to assist you with this work, which includes applying approved disposition schedules to records, developing new schedules as needed, packing records in storage containers, and preparing the paperwork required to retire records. NARA's Life Cycle Management Division can provide some assistance at no

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cost (e.g., advice concerning schedule implementation), while other services (e.g., packing records) are available on a reimbursable basis from WNRC. We strongly advise you to begin preparing for this effort during 2008, and we will be glad to assist you.

We also request that you look into whether any electronic mail records of your agency maintained on the White House email system were lost or alienated, as has been widely reported. If Federal records were improperly disposed of, please furnish us with a report as required under 36 C.F.R. § 1228.104 (copy enclosed). We had written to OA conceming this matter on May 6,2007 (copy enclosed). However, because OA no longer handles records management under the FRA for the Federal agencies within EOP, your agency is now directly responsible for responding to NARA on this matter.

We look forward to working with you. If you have any questions, please contact Laurence Brewer, Director, Life Cycle Management Division, at 301-837-1539 or at laurence.brewer@nara.gov.

Sincerely,

MICHAEL J. KURTZ Assistant Archivist for

Records Services ~ Washington, D.C.

Enclosures

cc: Langbart Hawkins

Official file - NWMLv'" Reading file - NWML Reading file - NW

File: 1301-1a Executive Office of the President

S:/correspondence/EOP OMB Drafted by Nashorn/jpc 10/05/07

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