ADS Chapter 502

Speeches Shim

The USAID Records Management Program

Functional Series 500 – Management Services

Partial Revision Date: 06/19/2020
Responsible Office: M/MS/IRD
File Name:  502_061920


The Federal Records Act of 1950, as amended, requires all federal agencies to make and preserve records containing adequate and proper documentation of their organization, function, policies, decisions, procedures, and essential transactions. These records are public property and must be managed according to applicable laws and regulations. Agencies are also required to establish a records management program which includes a planned, coordinated set of policies, procedures, and activities needed to manage its recorded information. This includes issuing up-to-date records management directives and properly training those responsible for implementation.