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Federal Administrative Law Research Guide

Basic guide to researching federal administrative law (rules, decisions, other documents, executive orders)

Agency Websites

Information on Agency Websites

The information and features provided on agency websites can vary.  However, agencies are required to make certain information available.  Examples of information typically found include

  • Information about the history, organizational structure, personnel, mission and purpose of the agency
  • The agency's enabling legislation and other important legislation related to the agency's mission and programs
  • Agency regulations
  • Agency decisions
  • Agency interpretive, advisory and guidance documents
  • Agency enforcement documents
  • FOIA information.

The United States Government Internet Directory, edited by Shana Hertz Hattis (see below) offers a more complete summary of the types of information contained on agency websites.  See also, the Digital.Gov web page, "Required Web Content and Links."

Resources for Locating Government Agency Websites & Information

Finding Defunct Agency Websites 


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