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Federal Register Publishes 2013 The United States Government Manual
Press Release · Friday, November 8, 2013

Washington, DC

Washington, DC…Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero announced today the publication of the 2013 edition of The United States Government Manual, the official handbook of the Federal Government.

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) joins the Nation in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom with its cover of The Stone of Hope Statue at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, near the Lincoln Memorial, on the shore of the Tidal Basin.

The new 620-page Manual provides up-to-date information about all three branches of the Federal Government, including the name, programs, and activities of the each Federal agency; a complete listing of top Obama administration officials, the Members of Congress, and senior members and officers of the Judiciary; and essential information on other Government boards and commissions, quasi-official agencies, and international organizations.

A special feature of this invaluable book is the Sources of Information section, which lists addresses and telephone numbers for each agency for employment, contract and grant opportunities, 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 2013 Manual (Stock Number 069-000-00216-1) may be purchased for $35.00 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 [http://bookstore.gpo.gov].

The 2013 Manual can also be found online at www.usgovernmentmanual.gov, 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 [www.archives.gov/federal-register].

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