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Information Quality Guidelines


The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) publishes these guidelines in accordance with the Guidelines for Ensuring and Maximizing the Quality, Objectivity, Utility and Integrity of Information Disseminated by Federal Agencies (Governmentwide Guidelines) published by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in the Federal Register in Volume 66, No. 189 at 49718 on Friday, September 28, 2001, updated in Volume 67, No. 2 at 369 on Thursday, January 3, 2002, and corrected in Volume 67, No. 36 at 8452 on February 22, 2002. These Governmentwide Guidelines were issued pursuant to Section 515 of the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act for FY 2001 (Public Law 106 -554).

In response to the legislation and the published OMB Governmentwide Guidelines, OPM identifies the following policies and procedures for ensuring and maximizing the quality, objectivity, utility and integrity of information disseminated by OPM. OPM incorporates by reference in its policies and standards the information quality standards in OMB's Guidelines.

OPM also establishes additional procedures for affected persons to seek and obtain correction of information maintained and disseminated by OPM that does not comply with standards set out in these Guidelines or the OMB Governmentwide Guidelines. These procedures apply to information disseminated by OPM on or after October 1, 2002, regardless of when the information was first disseminated.

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