Joint Memorandum to OMB on Closing of NARA Seattle Facility

January 30, 2020—SAA and the Council of State Archivists today issued a joint memorandum to the Office of Management and Budget to oppose the sale of the National Archives and Records Administration’s (NARA’s) building in Seattle, Washington.  SAA and CoSA join the Congressional delegations of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington in opposing the closure of NARA’s Seattle location.  The memo states, “We strongly recommend that the decision to close the facility be rescinded and that the recommendation [of the Federal Public Buildings Reform Board] be studied further, including asking for input from stakeholders and the public.” Read the CoSA/SAA memorandum here.

The Washington State Archives is tracking available information and news stories about this issue on its website.

4 Comment(s) to the "Joint Memorandum to OMB on Closing of NARA Seattle Facility"
fada says:

Along with the congressional representatives of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Geometry Dash Subzero and Washington, SAA and CoSA are against closing NARA's Seattle office.

systemmow says:
I agree! The recommendations

I agree! The recommendations of the Federal Public Works Reform Board should be studied further to update the actual situation accordingly.

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Coby says:
In response to the joint

In response to the joint memorandum by SAA and the Council of State Archivists opposing the closure of NARA's Seattle facility, Watcher of Realms (PC only) are closely monitoring developments. We echo the call for a reconsideration of the closure decision, emphasizing the importance of involving stakeholders and the public in this process. The Washington State Archives is diligently tracking updates on this matter on its website, ensuring transparency and accountability in preserving our nation's historical records.