[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 190 (Tuesday, October 1, 2002)]
[Notices]
[Page 61942]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-24741]



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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Guidelines for Ensuring and Maximizing the Quality, Objectivity, 
Utility, and Integrity of Information Disseminated by the Department of 
Labor

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Labor.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) Guidelines for Ensuring and 
Maximizing the Quality, Objectivity, Utility, and Integrity of 
Information Disseminated by Department of Labor are available in final 
form on the DOL web site http://www.dol.gov/informationquality.htm.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 1, 2002.

ADDRESSES: Information correction requests and appeals can be submitted 
to DOL by communicating with one of the following components: (1) 
Agency Point of Contact (POC) provided on the DOL web site; (2) agency 
specific web sites (i.e., OSHA.gov); or (3) Mr. Ira L. Mills, 
Information Technology Center, Room N-1301, 200 Constitution Avenue, 
NW., Washington, DC 20210, fax (202) 693-4228, e-mail mail to: Mills-Ira@dol.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ira Mills, Information Technology 
Center, telephone (202) 693-4122 (this is not a toll-free number).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 22, 2002, the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) published a Federal Register notice (67 FR 
8452-8460) Guidelines for Ensuring and Maximizing the Quality, 
Objectivity, Utility, and Integrity of Information Disseminated by 
Federal Agencies; Notice; Republication. The guidelines state that each 
agency must prepare a draft report, no later than May 1, 2002 (as 
amended, Federal Register Notice, 67 FR 9797, March 4, 2002), and a 
final report, no later than October 1, 2002, providing the agency's 
information quality guidelines and explaining how such guidelines will 
ensure and maximize the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of 
information including statistical information disseminated by the 
agency. These reports must also detail the administrative mechanisms 
developed by that agency to allow affected persons to seek and obtain 
appropriate correction of information maintained and disseminated by 
the agency that does not comply with the OMB or the agency guidelines. 
Each agency must publish a notice of availability of the draft and 
final reports in the Federal Register, and post the reports on the 
agency's website. On May 1, 2002, the DOL published a Federal Register 
notice (67 FR 21776-21777), posted the draft Guidelines for Ensuring 
and Maximizing the Quality, Objectivity, Utility, and Integrity of 
Information Disseminated by the Department of Labor on the DOL website, 
and provided the public with a 30-day opportunity to comment period. On 
June 6, 2002, the Department published a 30-day public comment 
extension notice in the Federal Register (67 FR 39050). The DOL has now 
posted the final Guidelines for Ensuring and Maximizing the Quality, 
Objectivity, Utility, and Integrity of Information Disseminated by the 
Department of Labor on the DOL website as referenced above in the 
Summary section of this notice.

    Signed at Washington, DC this 24th day of September 2002.
Patrick Pizzella,
Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management, Chief 
Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 02-24741 Filed 9-30-02; 8:45 am]
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