United States Government Manual 2011 Edition Published
Press Release · Friday, September 2, 2011

Washington, DC…Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero announced today the print publication of the 2011 edition of The United States Government Manual, the official handbook of the Federal Government.

The new 602-page Manual provides up-to-date information about the missions, programs, and activities of Federal agencies, as well as listings of the leadership of each agency of the Obama administration, the Members of Congress, Justices of the Supreme Court, and other officials throughout the Federal Government.

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, and other services available to the public.

In addition, the Manual contains agency organizational charts, a list defining commonly used Federal abbreviations and acronyms, and a history of organizational changes for 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 2011 Manual (Stock Number 069-000-00194-7) may be purchased for $33.00 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

The 2011 Manual can also be found online at, and electronic copies of the current and previous print editions can be accessed through the Government Printing Office's Federal Digital System. Further information about the Manual can be found via the NARA web site at

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