Agency Information Quality Guidelines

Section 515 of Public Law 106-554, known as the Information Quality Act, required the Office of Management and Budget to promulgate guidance to agencies ensuring the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of information (including statistical information) disseminated by Federal agencies. OMB's government-wide guidelines, published as interim final on September 28, 2001 (66 F.R. 49718) and finalized on February 22, 2002 (67 F.R. 8452), can be found on OIRA's website. Federal agencies were also required by Section 515 to publish their own agency specific guidelines no later than one year after OMB's guidelines.

 

URLs For Agency Information Quality Correspondence And Peer Review Agendas

A.    URLs for Agency Information Quality Correspondence

Access Board:
http://www.access-board.gov/the-board/policies/information-quality

Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board:
http://www.csb.gov/UserFiles/file/legal/FinalDataQualityGuidelines.pdf

Commodity Futures Trading Commission:
http://www.cftc.gov/WebPolicy/index.htm#information

Consumer Product Safety Commission:
http://www.cpsc.gov/library/correction/correction.html

Corporation for National and Community Service:
http://www.nationalservice.gov/policies-and-procedures/information-quality-guidelines

Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board:
http://www.dnfsb.gov/policies/information-quality

Department of Agriculture:
http://www.ocio.usda.gov/policy-directives-records-forms/information-quality-activities/agency-quality-officials

Department of Commerce:
http://ocio.os.doc.gov/ITPolicyandPrograms/Information_Quality/index.htm

Department of Defense:
http://www.defenselink.mil/pubs/dodiqguidelines.html

Department of Defense, Army Corps of Engineers:
http://www.usace.army.mil/ceci/iqa/pages/mission.aspx

Department of Education:
http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/infoqualguide.html

Department of Energy:
http://www.cio.energy.gov/infoquality.htm

Department of Health and Human Services
http://aspe.hhs.gov/infoquality/requests.shtml

Department of Housing and Urban Development:
http://www.hud.gov/offices/adm/grants/qualityinfo/qualityinfo.cfm

Department of Homeland Security
http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-information-quality-standards

Department of Justice
http://www.usdoj.gov/iqpr/iqpr_disclaimer.html

Department of Labor
http://www.dol.gov/informationquality.htm

Department of State
http://www.state.gov/misc/49492.htm

Department of the Interior
http://www.doi.gov/ocio/information_management/iq.cfm

Department of Transportation
http://docketsinfo.dot.gov/Dataquality.cfm

Department of the Treasury 
http://www.treasury.gov/about/organizational-structure/offices/Mgt/Pages/infoqual.aspx

Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.rms.oit.va.gov/Information_Quality.asp

Environmental Protection Agency
http://epa.gov/quality/informationguidelines/iqg-list.html

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission:
http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/plan/informationquality/index.cfm

Farm Credit Administration
http://www.fca.gov/FCA-Web/fca%20new%20site/home/info_quality.html

Federal Communications Commission
http://www.fcc.gov/omd/dataquality/welcome.html

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
http://www.fdic.gov/about/policies/#information

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
http://www.ferc.gov/help/filing-guide/file-correct.asp

Federal Maritime Commission:
http://www.fmc.gov/about/information_quality_guideline_details.aspx

Federal Reserve Board
http://www.federalreserve.gov/iq_correction.htm

Federal Trade Commission
http://www.ftc.gov/ogc/sec515/index.htm

General Services Administration
http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/104725

Institute of Museum and Library Services
http://www.imls.gov/about/guidelines_for_information_dissemination.aspx

Merit Systems Protection Board:
http://www.mspb.gov/netsearch/viewdocs.aspx?docnumber=251846&version=252119&application=ACROBAT

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
http://www.nasa.gov/offices/ocio/qualityinfo/peer_review.html

National Archives
http://www.archives.gov/about/info-qual/requests/index.html

National Credit Union Administration
http://www.ncua.gov/resources/RegulationsOpinionsLaws/ProposedRegulations.aspx

National Endowment for the Arts
http://www.arts.gov/about/infoquality.html

National Endowment for the Humanities
http://www.neh.gov/whoweare/dissemination.html

National Labor Relations Board
http://www.nlrb.gov/reports-guidance/public-notices/information-quality-guidelines

National Science Foundation
http://www.nsf.gov/policies/infoqual.jsp

National Transportation Safety Board
http://www.ntsb.gov/policy/quality.html

Nuclear Regulatory Commission
http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/info-quality.html

Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board
http://www.nwtrb.gov/plans/plans.html

Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission:
http://www.oshrc.gov/infoquality/infoquality.html

Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight
http://www.fhfa.gov/Default.aspx?Page=56

Office of Government Ethics: 
http://www.oge.gov/About/Management-Reports-and-Policies/Compliance-Reports/Information-Quality/

Office of Management and Budget:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/inforeg/info_quality/information_quality.html

Office of Personnel Management
http://www.opm.gov/information-management/information-quality-guidelines/#url=Overview

Office of Special Counsel
http://www.osc.gov/InfoQuality.htm

Overseas Private Investment Corporation
http://www.opic.gov/publications/quality-guidelines

Peace Corps
http://files.peacecorps.gov/multimedia/pdf/policies/qualityguidelines.pdf

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
http://www.pbgc.gov/res/other-guidance/information-quality-guidelines.html

Small Business Administration
http://www.sba.gov/about-sba-services/7570

Social Security Administration
http://www.ssa.gov/515/requests.htm

Tennessee Valley Authority
http://www.tva.gov/infoquality/

US International Trade Commission
http://www.usitc.gov/documents/infoqualgdl.pdf

USAID
http://www.usaid.gov/open/information-quality-guidelines

 

B.     URLs for Agency Peer Review Agendas

1.      Cabinet-Level Departments

Department of Agriculture
http://www.ocio.usda.gov/qi_guide/scientific_research.html

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service:
http://www.aphis.usda.gov/peer_review/peer_review_agenda.shtml
 
 
 
 
Office of the Chief Economist: 
http://www.usda.gov/oce/about_oce/peer_review
 

Department of Commerce
http://ocio.os.doc.gov/ITPolicyandPrograms/Information_Quality/index.htm

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: 
http://www.cio.noaa.gov/Policy_Programs/prplans/PRsummaries.html
 

Department of Defense
http://www.defense.gov/pubs/disclaimer.html

Department of Education
http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/iq/peerreview.html

Department of Energy: 
http://energy.gov/cio/information-quality

Department of Health and Human Services
http://aspe.hhs.gov/infoquality/peer.shtml

 
 
 
Office of Public Health and Science:
http://aspe.hhs.gov/infoquality/guidelines/ophspeer.html
 

Department of Homeland Security: 
http://www.dhs.gov/xutil/notices.shtm

Department of Housing and Urban Development
http://www.huduser.org/about/pdr_peer_review.html

Department of the Interior
http://www.doi.gov/ocio/information_management/bureau-peer-review.cfm

 
 
 
 
 
 
US Geological Society: 
http://www.usgs.gov/peer_review
 

Department of Justice
http://www.justice.gov/iqpr/iqpr.html

Department of Labor
http://www.dol.gov/asp/peer-review/index.htm

Employee Benefits Security Administration:
http://www.dol.gov/ebsa/regs/peerreview.html
 
Occupational Safety and Health Administration:
http://www.osha.gov/dsg/peer_review/peer_agenda.html
 
Mine Safety and Health Administration: 
http://www.msha.gov/REGS/PEERReview/PEERreview.asp
 

Department of State
http://www.state.gov/misc/49492.htm

Department of Transportation
http://www.dot.gov/peerreview/

Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.rms.oit.va.gov/Peer_Review.asp

 

2.  Other Agencies

Consumer Product Safety Commission:
http://www.cpsc.gov/library/peer.html
http://www.cpsc.gov/en/research--statistics/peer-reviewed/

Environmental Protection Agency
http://cfpub.epa.gov/si/si_public_pr_agenda.cfm

Federal Communications Commission
http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/peer-review-agenda

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
http://www.ferc.gov/help/filing-guide/file-correct.asp

Federal Trade Commission
http://www.ftc.gov/ogc/sec515/

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
http://www.nasa.gov/offices/ocio/qualityinfo/index.html

Nuclear Regulatory Commission
http://www.nrc.gov/public-involve/info-quality.html

Office of Management and Budget:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/inforeg/info_quality/information_quality.html

Small Business Administration
http://www.sba.gov/content/sba-information-quality-peer-review-agenda

Tennessee Valley Authority
http://www.tva.gov/infoquality

USAID: 
http://www.usaid.gov/open/information-quality-guidelines

 

3.  Agencies that Do Not Produce or Sponsor Information Subject to the Bulletin

See URLs in section A.

Agency for International Development
Corporation for National and Community Service
Council on Environmental Quality
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
Department of the Treasury
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Farm Credit Association
Federal Maritime Commission
Federal Reserve
General Services Administration
Institute of Museum and Library Services
International Trade Commission
Merit Systems Protection Board
National Archives
National Credit Union Administration
National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Labor Relations Board
National Science Foundation
Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board
Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight
Office of Government Ethics
Office of Personnel Management
Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Patent and Trade Office
Peace Corps
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Railroad Board
Securities and Exchange Commission
Selective Services System
Social Security Administration
Surface Transportation Board
US Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission