Department of the Army Regulation 25-400-2

Information Management

The Army Records Information Management System (ARIMS)

2 October 2007

Effective date: 2 November 2007


PIN: 060671000

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History: This publication is a rapid action revision. The portions affected by this rapid action revision are listed in the summary of change.

Summary: This regulation, which implements AR 25-1, chapter 8 , Records Management Policy, governs the maintenance and disposition of Army information and implements new policy on recordkeeping requirements for Army regulations prescribing the creation and maintenance of records under those functional programs.

Applicability: This regulation applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve, unless otherwise stated. This regulation applies during partial and full mobilization.

Proponent and Exception Authority: The proponent of this regulation is the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army. The proponent has the authority to approve exceptions or waivers to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulations. The proponent may delegate this approval authority, in writing, to a division chief within the proponent agency or its direct reporting unit or field operating agency, in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent. Activities may request a waiver to this regulation by providing justification that includes a full analysis of the expected benefits and must include formal review by the activity's senior legal officer. All waiver requests will be endorsed by the commander or senior leader of the requesting activity and forwarded through their higher headquarters to the policy proponent. Refer to AR 25-30 for specific guidance.

Army Management Control Process: This regulation contains management control provisions, but does not identify key management controls that must be evaluated.

Supplementation: Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of command and local forms are prohibited without prior approval from the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army, ATTN: SAAA-SO, 105 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310-0105.

Suggested Improvements: Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) to the U.S. Army Records Management and Declassification Agency (JDRP-RDR), 7701 Telegraph Road, Alexandria, VA 22315-3860.

Distribution: Distribution of this publication is available in electronic media only and is intended for command levels A, B, C, D, and E for the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve.

This regulation supersedes AR 25-400-2, dated 15 November 2004.

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