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Press Release
October 26, 2004

Federal Register Publishes 2004/2005 United States Government Manual

Washington, DC…Archivist of the United States John Carlin announced today the publication of the 2004/2005 edition of The United States Government Manual, the official handbook of the Federal Government.

The new 692-page Manual provides up-to-date information about the missions, programs, and activities of Federal agencies, as well as the names of top officials of each agency in the Bush administration and listings of U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives. It also contains other useful information on the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of the Government and has comprehensive name and agency/subject indexes.

A special feature of this invaluable book is the Sources of Information section, which lists addresses and telephone numbers for each agency for employment, Government contracts, publications, films, and other services available to the public.

In addition, the volume contains agency organizational charts, a list defining commonly used Federal abbreviations and acronyms, and a detailed section on Federal agencies that have been terminated, transferred, or changed in name since March 1933.

The Manual has been compiled and published by the Office of the Federal Register of the National Archives and Records Administration since 1948.

The 2004/2005 Manual (Stock Number 069-000-00154-8) may be purchased for $52.00 from the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office (GPO). All orders must be accompanied by remittance (check, money order, GPO Deposit Account, VISA, Master Card, or Discover) and mailed to the Superintendent of Documents, GPO, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954. Charge orders may be telephoned to the GPO Order Desk, Monday through Friday, at (202) 512-1800, from 8 am to 4 pm (Eastern Time), faxed anytime to (202) 512-2250, or handled through the GPO online store at http://bookstore.gpo.gov.

The 2004/2005 Manual may also be accessed electronically through the Government Printing Office's GPO Access system. You can find the Manual on the NARA/GPO home page at http://www.archives.gov/federal_register. To discuss alternate methods of electronic access to the Manual, call the GPO support line at (202) 512-1530.

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For further press information, call the National Archives Public Affairs Staff at (301) 837-1606.

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