Melanie Sloan and Anne Weismann — executive director and chief counsel, respectively, of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington — made two important points in yesterday’s edition of the Washington Post.
First, the IRS is far from the only federal agency with a major problem preserving employee emails in which official business is discussed.
That is a problem throughout the federal government because, as Sloan and Weisman explained, “from a record-keeping perspective, federal agencies have no idea how to manage their e-mail.
“Agency employees do not understand that many of their e-mail messages qualify as records that must be preserved for archival purposes, a requirement imposed by the Federal Records Act.”
Read more: Washington Examiner June 28, 2014