U.S. Government Manual
The United States Government Manual is available:
- As a regularly updated database
- As an electronic publication, free of charge, on the Government Printing Office's (GPO) Federal Digital System (FDsys)
The United States Government Manual is a special edition of the Federal Register (1 CFR 9.1). It provides comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of the U.S. Federal Government. It also includes information on quasi-official agencies, selected U.S.-participating international organizations, and other Federal boards, commissions, and committees.
The online database version of the Government Manual is updated regularly to reflect changes in Government throughout the year.
A typical agency entry includes:
- A list of officials heading major operating units
- A summary statement of the agency's purpose and role in the Federal Government
- A brief history of the agency, including its legislative or executive authority
- A description of its programs and activities
- Information, addresses, and phone numbers to help users locate detailed information on consumer activities, contracts and grants, employment, publications, and other matters of public interest