Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Changes in publication of U.S. Gov. Manual

On  Feb. 4, 2011, the Administrative Committee of the Federal Register published updated  regulations affecting publication of the U.S. Government Manual, removing the requirement to publish an annual print edition. According to the FR, the   "ease of online access to an updated version of the Manual, and given the decline in demand for the printed edition, the Administrative Committee, with the approval of the Attorney General, is amending its regulations to remove the requirement to publish an annual edition of the Manual.The Administrative Committee believes that publishing the Manual in a free, electronic-only format to Federal officials for their official use constitutes the distribution of a Federal
Register publication for official use without charge."
Printed copies of the Manual may still be issued and would be available from the U.S. Government Bookstore.
The Manual is the official handbook of the US government, providing comprehensive information on the agencies of all three branches.

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