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Mandatory Repeatable Data Type Authority Public Element
No Yes Variable Character Length (700) Organization Authority File Yes


Definition: The name of the immediate predecessor organization.


Purpose: Identifies immediate predecessor organizations.


Relationship: This element is dependent on Organization Name. To have Predecessor, Organization Name must be created.



Choose the names of the predecessor organizations from the Organization Authority File.

Explain the predecessors in Administrative History Note.


Organization Name - Department of Commerce. Environmental Science Services Division. National Weather Service.
Predecessor - Department of Commerce. Weather Bureau.


Organization Name - Department of Energy.
Predecessor - Federal Energy Administration.

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