Press Release nr99-16
Press Release · Monday, November 2, 1998

Washington, DC

Press Release
November 2, 1998
Federal Register Publishes 1998/99 United States Government Manual

Washington, DC... Archivist of the United States John W. Carlin, announced today the publication of the 1998/99 edition of "The United States Government Manual", the official guidebook to the Federal government.

The new 884-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 Clinton Administration and listings of 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 reference book is the Sources of Information section, that 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 organization charts, a list defining commonly used Federal abbreviations and acronyms, and a detailed section on Federal agencies which 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 1998/99 "Manual" (Stock Number 069-000-00076-2) may be purchased for $41.00 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 A.M. to 4 P.M. (Eastern time) or faxed anytime to (202) 512-2250.

The 1998/99 "U.S. Government 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 To discuss alternate methods of electronic access to the "Manual", call the GPO support line on (202) 512-1530.

For additional PRESS information, please contact the National Archives Public Affairs staff at (301) 837-1700 or by e-mail.


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