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The federal government is currently experiencing an emergency shutdown furlough which may affect up to 850,000 federal employees and disrupt some services across the Military Health System.

  • For information about the TRICARE health plan and getting care during the shutdown furlough, visit
  • Federal employees can visit the Office of Personnel Management's guidance during the shutdown furlough.
  • Active duty military service personnel are not affected by the shutdown furlough and should report to work as usual. Visit for further guidance. 

Records Management

The Records Management Program supports all Health Affairs/Defense Health Agency (HA/DHA) components to ensure proper maintenance, use, and disposition of paper and electronic records, in accordance with federal laws, regulations, and DoD guidance regarding the protection of sensitive information. This is accomplished by:

  • Developing and applying standards (National Archives and Records Administration, Washington Headquarters Services, etc.)
  • Conducting self-evaluations of the Records Management Program
  • Ensuring all records personnel are trained and all Records Management Programs are in accordance with Administrative Instruction 15 and the TMA Records Retention Schedule

Understanding Your Role

If you're a HA/DHA employee (or contractor working on behalf of a HA/DHA contract), you have federal records management responsibilities. It's imperative that your office maintain an active program for the continuous management of records throughout the records life cycle by:

  • Implementing recordkeeping requirements at all work locations for all functions and activities at all levels and media types
  • Establishing safeguards against unauthorized removal or destruction of records

DHA Address: 7700 Arlington Boulevard | Suite 5101 | Falls Church, VA | 22042-5101

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