Federal Records Act

n. a United States law (44 USC 3101) passed in 1950 granting authority to the National Archives and Records Administration for records management and disposition, requiring each federal agency to preserve its records, and establishing the Federal Records Council


Congress has modified the Federal Records Act several times, most recently in 2014 to add electronic records and to give the Archivist of the United States the authority to determine what constitutes a federal record.