98 STAT. 2288
44 USC 2902. 44 USC 2903, 2907 44 USC 2905, 2908, 2909. 44 USC 2904.
PUBLIC LAW 98-497—OCT. 19, 1984
(C) by striking out "Administrator" each place it appears in paragraphs (6), (9), and (11) and inserting in Heu thereof "Archivist"; and (D) by striking out paragraphs (12) and (13) and inserting in Heu thereof the following: "(12) the term 'Archivist' means the Archivist of the United States; "(13) the term 'executive agency' shall have the meaning given such term by section 3(a) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 472(a)); "(14) the term 'Federal agency' means any executive agency or any establishment in the legislative or judicial branch of the Government (except the Supreme Court, the Senate, the House of Representatives, and the Architect of the Capitol and any activities under the direction of the Architect of the Capitol); and "(15) the term 'Administrator' means the Administrator of General Services.". (14) Section 2902(7) of such title is amended by inserting "or the Archivist" after "Administrator". (15)(A) Sections 2903 and 2907 of such title are amended by striking o u t " A d m i n i s t r a to r " each place it a p p e a r s and inserting in lieu thereof "Archivist". (B) Sections 2905, 2908, and 2909 of such title a r e amended by striking o u t " A d m i n i s t r a to r of G e n e r a l Services" each place it a p p e a r s and inserting in lieu thereof "Archivist". (16) Section 2904 of such title is amended to read a s follows: " § 2904. G e n e r a l responsibilities for r e c o r d s m a n a g e m e n t
"(a) The Archivist shall provide guidance and assistance to Federal agencies w i t h respect to e n s u r i n g a d e q u a t e and proper d o c u m e n t a t i o n of the policies and t r a n s a c t i o n s of the Federal Government and e n s u r i n g proper records disposition. "(b) The A d m i n i s t r a to r shall provide guidance and assistance to Federal agencies to e n s u r e economical and effective records managem e n t by such agencies. "(c) In c a r r y i n g o u t the i r responsibilities under subsection (a) or Ob), respectively, the Archivist and the A d m i n i s t r a to r shall each h a v e the responsibility— "(1) to p r o m u l g a t e standard s, procedures, and guidelines w i t h respect to records m a n a g e m e n t and the conduct of records m a n a g e m e n t studies; "(2) to conduct r e s e a r c h w i t h respect to the improvement of records m a n a g e m e n t practices and programs; "(3) to collect and disseminate information on t r a i n i n g program s, technological developments, and other activities relating to records m a n a g e m e n t; "(4) to establish such interagency committees and boards a s may b e necessary to provide a n exchange of information among Federal agencies w i t h respect to records m a n a g e m e n t; "(5) to direct the continuing a t t e n t i o n of Federal agencies and the Congress on the need for a d e q u a t e policies governing records m a n a g e m e h t; "(6) to conduct records m a n a g e r h e n t studies and, in his discretion, designate the h e a d s of executive agencies to conduct records m a n a g e m e n t studies w i t h respect to establishing sys-