Dec 15, 2005

U.S. Government Manual

As the official handbook of the Federal Government, the United States Government Manual 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. The Manual begins with reprints of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.


A typical agency description includes:



  • A list of officials heading major operating units.
  • A summary statement of the agency's purpose and role in the Federal Government.
  • A brief history of the agency, including its legislative or executive authority.
  • A description of its programs and activities.
  • Information, addresses, and phone numbers to help users locate detailed information on consumer activities, contracts and grants, employment, publications, and other matters of public interest.

Durante muchos años, esta publicación me fue muy útil, no sólo para entender la estructura y funciones del Gobierno Federal de los Estados Unidos de América, sino también para consultar a sus funcionarios respecto de temas que aparecían en los documentos que debía traducir.


Lo que no podía hacer entonces, lo puedo hacer ahora: búsquedas en línea.

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