Pilot of the Modern Army Record-Keeping System (MARKS) at 5th Battalion, 73rd Armored Regiment, 194th Armored Brigade, Fort Knox, Kentucky
Final rept. 1 Jul 1983-30 Jun 1984
ADJUTANT GENERAL CENTER WASHINGTON DC ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT DIRECTORATE
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This report covers an initial pilot test of a new record-keeping system for the Army which will eventually replace The Army Functional Files System TAFFS, which was instituted Army-wide in the early 1960s. The new system Modern Army Record-Keeping System, or MARKS is subjective, and has as its basis the established and widely recognized numbering scheme for administrative publications. Under MARKS, recorded information is identified and filed by a number which is the same as the basic number of the prescribing directive -- usually an Army Regulation or Department of the Army Pamphlet -- which requires that the information be created, maintained, and used. Other innovations included in the pilot of MARKS were creation of a general correspondence category, inclusion of Privacy Act pointers, recording of file number on a document at the time of creation, and amenability to automation through Standard Data Elements and keyword strings.
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