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Office of the Federal Register

The U.S. Government Printing Office and the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration work closely to disseminate the official text of Federal laws; Presidential documents; administrative regulations and notices; and descriptions of Federal organizations, programs and activities. The following is a list of resources published by the Office of the Federal Register that reside on GPO Access with brief descriptions of those resources and links to the resource's home page and more information.

Code of Federal Regulations | e-CFR | Federal Register | List of CFR Sections Affected
Privacy Act Issuances | Public and Private Laws | Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States
Unified Agenda | U.S. Government Manual | Weekly Compiliation of Presidential Documents

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

Online Availability: 1996 forward
Issued: Yearly on quarterly basis

The codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government. It is divided into 50 titles that represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation. Each volume of the CFR is updated once each calendar year and is issued on a quarterly basis. More.

Cover of the 2002 Code of Federal Regulations.

Federal Register (FR)

Online Availability: 1994 forward
Issued: Daily, by 6AM

The official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents. More

Cover of the Federal Register.

List of CFR Sections Affected (LSA)

Online Availability: 1997 forward
Issued: Monthly with daily update listings

Lists proposed, new, and amended Federal regulations that have been published in the Federal Register since the most recent revision date of a CFR title. Each LSA issue is cumulative and contains the CFR part and section numbers, a description of its status, and the Federal Register page number where the change(s) may be found. More.

Cover of the 2003 List of CFR Sections Affected.

Privacy Act Issuances

Online Availability: 1995 forward
Issued: Biennially

Contains descriptions of Federal agency systems of records maintained on individuals and procedures or "rules" Federal agencies follow to assist individuals who request information about their records. The categories of documents in this database are; individual Privacy Act system descriptions; and agency record keeping policies and practices. More.

Cover of the 1991 Privacy Act Issuances.

Public and Private Laws

Online Availability: 104th Congress (1995-96) forward
Issued: As released.

Contains laws signed by the President. The database for the current session of Congress is updated when the publication of a slip law is authorized by OFR. Laws signed by the President become known as “slip laws.” At the end of every session of Congress “slip laws” are compiled into the Statutes at Large and are known as “session laws.” Every six years, the session laws are incorporated into the United States Code, the codification of all general and permanent laws of the United States. More.

Cover of a Public Law.

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States

Online Availability: 1992 forward
Issued: Irregularly

Official series of Presidential writings, addresses, and remarks of a public nature. Volumes covering the administrations of Presidents Hoover, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton are included in the Public Papers series, though they are not all available online at this time. More.

Covers of the Public Papers of the Presidents.

Unified Agenda

Online Availability: 1994 forward
Issued: Biannual (April and October)

Summarizes the rules and proposed rules that each Federal agency expects to issue during the next six months. The Unified Agenda is published twice a year (usually in April and October) in the Federal Register (FR). More.

The Federal Register Issue.

U.S. Government Manual

Online Availability: 1995 forward
Issued: Yearly

Provides comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. It also includes information on quasi-official agencies, international organizations in which the United States participates, and boards, commissions, and committees. More.

Cover 2002-03 U.S. Government Manual.

Weekly Compiliation of Presidential Documents

Online Availability: 1993 forward
Issued: Weekly (Monday)

The official publication of presidential statements, messages, remarks, and other materials released by the White House Press Secretary. More.

Cover Weekly Compiliation of Presidential Documents.