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FEC adopts new email management policy

November 8, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Federal Election Commission today approved a new email management policy.

FEC Email Management Policy. The Commission’s new email management policy requires that the email records of so-called Capstone officials be retained at the agency as permanent records for 25 years after creation or receipt before being transferred to the National Archives. Capstone officials include Commissioners, their executive assistants, and other high-level staff whose emails contain a high level of deliberative or sensitive information. The new policy is intended to fulfill the Commission’s obligations under the National Archives and Records Administration guidelines.

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an independent regulatory agency that administers and enforces federal campaign finance laws. The FEC has jurisdiction over the financing of campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, the Presidency and the Vice Presidency. Established in 1975, the FEC is composed of six Commissioners who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.