United States Government Manual

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United States Government Manual

A comprehensive directory, published annually, that contains general information about the federal government with emphasis on the Executive Branch and regulatory agencies, and also information about Congress and the Judicial Branch.

In the United States Government Manual, the description of each executive department and Administrative Agency is described according to (1) relevant statutes that created and affect the agency or its institutional antecedents; (2) an explanation of the functions and authority of the agency; (3) facts concerning subsidiary units, bureaus, and agencies; (4) the names and functions of the major officials of the agency; (5) organizational charts; and (6) sources of information provided by the agency.

The United States Government Manual is available through GPO Access online at <www.access.gpo.gov/nara/browse-gm-02.html>.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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