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Federal Communication Standards – Research In Progress

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Laws

21st Century Integrated Digital Experience (IDEA) Act

Public Law No: 114-157 (05/20/2016) “To amend the Department of Energy Organization Act and the Local Public Works Capital Development and Investment Act of 1976 to modernize terms relating to minorities”

Plain Writing Act of 2010. 5 U.S.C § 301, Statutory Notes (Pub. L. 111–274, Oct. 13, 2010, 124 Stat. 2861) (2010), https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-111publ274/content-detail.html Also see Plain Writing Act Website at https://www.plainlanguage.gov.

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 255 of the Communications Act. https://www.section508.gov/manage/laws-and-policies/

Presidential Memoranda

Memorandum for the Heads of Departments and Agencies, Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government (January 21, 2009) https://www.archives.gov/files/cui/documents/2009-WH-memo-on-transparency-and-open-government.pdf

Executive Orders

United States, Executive Office of the President [Joseph Biden]. Executive Order 14058. Transforming Federal Customer Experience and Service Delivery To Rebuild Trust in Government. 13 December 2021.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/12/13/executive-order-on-transforming-federal-customer-experience-and-service-delivery-to-rebuild-trust-in-government/

United States, Executive Office of the President [William Clinton]. Executive Order 12988. Principles to Enact Legislation and Promulgate Regulations Which Do Not Unduly Burden the Federal Court System. 5 February 1996.

United States, Executive Office of the President [William Clinton]. Executive Order 12866. Regulatory Planning and Review. 30 September 1993.

Policy

https://www.npr.org/2021/04/19/988789487/immigration-agencies-ordered-not-to-use-term-illegal-alien-under-new-biden-polic

Secretary of the Interior Order No. 3404, “‘Declaring ‘Squaw’ a Derogatory Term and Implementing Procedures to Remove the Term from Federal Usage”

DOI Electronic Library of Interior Policies — click on the Departmental Manual drop-down and look for these parts:

Part 386: Web Management
​​​​​​​Part 470: Public Communications
Part 471: Audiovisual Media and Publications

GAO Reports

Government Accountability Office. (2017). Public Relations Spending: Selected Agencies’ Activities Supported by Contracts and Public Affairs Staff. (GAO Publication No. 17-711). Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office. https://www.gao.gov/assets/gao-17-711.pdf

Government Accountability Office. (2016). Public Relations Spending: Reported Data on Related Federal Activities. (GAO Publication No. 16-877R). Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office. https://www.gao.gov/products/gao-16-877r

Government Accountability Office. (1986). Public Affairs and Congressional Affairs Activities of Federal Agencies. (GAO Publication No. 86-24). Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office. https://www.gao.gov/products/ggd-86-24

OMB Circulars

OMB. Circular A-123, Management’s Responsibility for Internal Control. 20 September 2010. https://obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/omb/circulars_a123_rev

Official Research

U.S. Congressional Research Service. Advertising by the Federal Government: An Overview. Report Number R41681. 23 June 2014. https://sgp.fas.org/crs/misc/R41681.pdf

U.S. Congressional Research Service. Public Relations and Propaganda: Restrictions on Executive Agency Activities. Report Number RL32750. 8 February 2005. https://sgp.fas.org/crs/RL32750.pdf

Public Affairs Manuals/Guidance

http://auxpa.cgaux.org/PADocs/USCGExternalAffairsManual.pdf

Coast Guard Auxiliary Public Affairs Guide – November 2010 (districtnine.org)

Templates/Instructions on Developing Guidance

https://pavilion.dinfos.edu/Template/Article/2110573/proposed-public-affairs-guidance-ppag/

Content Guides 

U.S. Government Publishing Office Style Manual 

https://www.govinfo.gov/collection/gpo-style-manual?path=/GPO/U.S.%20Government%20Publishing%20Office%20Style%20Manual

https://content-guide.18f.gov/

https://www.epa.gov/web-policies-and-procedures/web-standard-pdf-links

Informal Guides

Federal Communicators Network. Communicators Guide for Federal, State, Regional, and Local Communicators. December 2001. https://govinfo.library.unt.edu/npr/library/papers/bkgrd/communicators.html

Other

Federal Law and Policy Regarding Education

A Chronology of Federal Law and Policy Impacting Language Minority Students | Colorín Colorado (colorincolorado.org)

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Federal Communicators Network ongoing research. Public domain.

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