ADS Chapter 511

Essential Records Program

Functional Series 500 – Management Services

Partial Revision Date: 03/02/2017
Responsible Office: M/MS/IRD
File Name: 511_030217


Vital records are the essential records needed to continue operations and protect the legal and financial rights of the Government and those affected by its activities during a national security emergency or other emergency conditions. The vital records program is one element of the Agency’s Continuity of Operations (COOP) program.