Accession Number:

ADA148974

Title:

Pilot of the Modern Army Record-Keeping System (MARKS) at 5th Battalion, 73rd Armored Regiment, 194th Armored Brigade, Fort Knox, Kentucky

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jul 1983-30 Jun 1984

Corporate Author:

ADJUTANT GENERAL CENTER WASHINGTON DC ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

490.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE