What is the Federal Records Act?
The Federal Records Act requires that each agency head and his
or her designees are responsible for ensuring that their agency
creates and maintains records that document their organization,
functions, policies, and activities.
It also requires agency heads to be responsible for ensuring
that the records of their agency contain the information needed
to protect the rights of the Government and of those directly
affected by Government activities.
Guidance from the National Archives and Records Administration