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About GPO


The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) is the Federal Government’s official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government. The GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government, including U.S. passports for the Department of State as well as the official publications of Congress, the White House, and other Federal agencies in digital and print formats. GPO provides for permanent public access to Federal Government information at no charge through our govinfo (, partnerships with approximately 1,150 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program, and our secure online bookstore.

GPO Mission, Vision, Core Values, and Goals
Review GPO’s Strategic Goals for FY2014–2018.

GPO’s Strategic Plan—Customer Centric and Employee Driven
Review GPO’s FY17 Annual Performance Plan and FY15 Annual Performance Report
Review GPO’s FY15/FY16 Annual Performance Plan and FY14 Annual Performance Report
Review GPO’s Strategic Plan Report FY 2014 Mid–Year
Review GPO’s Strategic Plan for FY2014–2018
For reports for previous years, go to GPO Report Archives.

Rebooting the Government Publishing Office: Keeping America Informed in the Digital Age
A report by a panel of the National Academy of Public Administration for the U.S. Congress, Congressional Research Service, and the Government Publishing Office

Public Access to GPO Information
Read about public access to GPO information, testimony of GPO employees and production of documents in legal proceedings, GPO Directive on Federal Tort Claims, and Employee Wage Garnishments.

Management Team
View our organizational chart and download leadership biographies.

GPO: A New Name for the Digital Age
Read about the reason behind the name change

U.S. Government Publishing Office Bookstore
Learn about the U.S. Government Publishing Office Bookstore. Visit the bookstore online or in person.

Frequently Asked Questions
General questions about GPO and specific services the agency has to offer pdf.

GPO History
View publications, photos, and videos about GPO's history

Get directions and download a map to the agency and the U.S. Government Bookstore.

Quick Links

GPO Newsroom/Media
Links to press releases, news reports, and high resolution images for downloading.

Opportunities, benefits, and training

FDLP Desktop
Learn about Federal Depository Libraries
and their locations.

U.S. Government Bookstore
The official online bookstore for U.S. Government publications.

Continuity of Operations Programs (COOP)
Information and the latest emergency situation status.

GPO Privacy Program
GPO's privacy practices and compliance documents

General Contact
DC metro area
toll free866.512.1800