RECORDS MANAGEMENT. Provides policy and procedural guidance on all aspects of the Marine Corps Records Management Program. ARDB also provides records management assistance to Command Designated Records Managers (CDRM) throughout the Marine Corps, develops training, and approves requests for the transfer of records to the Federal Records Centers (FRC).
REPORTS MANAGEMENT. Provides policy and procedures for the management of Information Collections, also referred to as “Reports.” ARDB provides the review and approval of all Information Collections levied upon HQMC staff agencies and field activities. Approved reports are published in the applicable activity’s Marine Corps directive. Report sponsors are required to contact the HQMC reports manager (ARDB) when crafting a new reporting requirement or revising an existing report. Listings of approved reports can be viewed on the Records, Reports, and Directives SharePoint Portal website.
DIRECTIVES MANAGEMENT. Performs editorial review of all directives generated by HQMC and signed by CMC, ACMC, DMCS and the Deputy Commandants. Over 500 directives are sponsored by various HQMC Departments and Staff Agencies. All of these directives will eventually require changes and substantial revisions, and in some cases, new Marine Corps Orders will be required. When new orders are required, ARDB personnel serve as subject matter experts to guide the sponsor/originator through the process. The policy and procedures for creating and updating directives are contained in MCO 5215.1K, Marine Corps Directives Management Program. After extensive collaboration with ARDB, sponsors will submit the draft directive for editorial review and approval. Once signed, the original signed directive (electronic version in Microsoft Word), all staffing comments, and background information must be submitted to ARDB for posting and retention in the historical file. All directives are posted to the HQMC Records, Reports, and Directives SharePoint Portal website. Contact ARDB to establish an account and gain access to the Portal.