Public Availability of Agency Guidance Documents

Recommendation 2019-3 Public Availability of Agency Guidance Documents offers best practices for promoting widespread availability of guidance documents on agency websites. It urges agencies to develop and disseminate internal policies for publishing, tracking, and obtaining input on guidance documents; post guidance documents online in a manner that facilitates public access; and undertake affirmative outreach to notify members of the public of new or updated guidance documents.

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Final Recommendation

  • Recommendation number: 2019-3
  • Adopted on: June 13, 2019
  • Committees: Regulation

Among their many activities, government agencies issue guidance documents that help explain their programs and policies or communicate other important information to regulated entities and the public. Members of the public should have ready access to these guidance documents so that they can understand how their government works and how their government relates to them. Agencies should manage their guidance documents consistent with...

Project Documents

Name Committee Type Date
Third Meeting Agenda - Public Availability of Agency Guidance Regulation Agenda April 29, 2019 Download
4-23-2019 Agenda for Committee Meeting Regulation Agenda April 18, 2019 Download
First Meeting Agenda - Public Availability of Agency Guidance Regulation Agenda March 29, 2019 Download
Plenary Comment from Peter Strauss Regulation Member Comment June 5, 2019 Download
Plenary Comment from Stephen Williams Regulation Member Comment June 5, 2019 Download
Peter Strauss Comment 05.3.2019 Regulation Member Comment May 3, 2019 Download
David Rostker Comment (Part 1) Regulation Member Comment May 2, 2019 Download
David Rostker Comment (Part 2) Regulation Member Comment May 2, 2019 Download
Peter Strauss Comment 04.02.2019 Regulation Member Comment April 3, 2019 Download
Peter Strauss Comment 04.18.2019 Regulation Public Comment April 18, 2019 Download
Public Availability of Agency Guidance - For Plenary (redline) Regulation Recommendation June 10, 2019 Download
Public Availability of Agency Guidance Recommendation for Plenary Regulation Recommendation May 23, 2019 Download
Proposed Recommendation - Public Availability of Agency Guidance Regulation Recommendation May 16, 2019 Download
Proposed Recommendation for Public Availability of Guidance - 04292019 Regulation Recommendation April 29, 2019 Download
Proposed Recommendation for Public Availability of Guidance - 04162019 Regulation Recommendation April 18, 2019 Download
Consultant Report - Public Availability of Agency Guidance Documents Regulation Report May 16, 2019 Download
Public Availability of Agency Guidance Draft Report Regulation Report March 29, 2019 Download

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