26 November 2010

NARA - A Charter For Change

Back in late October, The Archivist of the United States (AOTUS) Blog discussed the plans for transforming the agency (the National Archives) to become a more open, transparent, participatory, and collaborative agency.

A task force was charged to draft a plan for the agency’s transformation.  The final report, A Charter for Change, is now available for the public to view.

The report identifies six guiding principles that will be the pillars of how NARA intends to do business in the future:
  • One NARA: work as one NARA and not just as component parts.
  • Out in Front: Embrace the primacy of electronic information in all facets of our work and position NARA to lead accordingly.
  • An Agency of Leaders: Foster a culture of leadership, not just as a position but as the way we all conduct our work.
  • A Great Place
    to Work: Transform NARA into a great place to work that trusts and empowers all of our people, the agency’s most vital resource.
  • A Customer-Focused Organization: Create structures and processes to allow our staff to more effectively meet the needs of our customers.
  • An Open NARA: Open our organizational boundaries to learn from others
Comments on the plan are welcome and may be left at the AOTUS blog.

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