|Mandatory||Repeatable||Data Type||Authority||Public Element|
|No||Yes||Variable Character Length (700)||Geographic Authority File||Yes|
|Definition:||The geographic area over which the organization had an administrative responsibility or about which it collected information.|
|Purpose:||Provides an access point for users to search for organizations by jurisdictions. Provides information about the geographic locations pertinent to the organization's activities.|
Give the name of the geographic areas for which the organization had administrative responsibilities or about which it collected information.
The geographic name may be as general or as specific as needed. Generally, the higher the organization, the more broad its jurisdiction. Accordingly, generic geographic terms should be assigned to these agencies, with specific areas attributed to organizations lower in the hierarchy.
Do not enter "United States" if the jurisdiction for an organization is the entire United States.