Superintendent of Documents Public Policies, Guidance, and Reports

Public Policy Statements

Superintendent of Documents (SOD) policies support the U.S. Government Publishing Office’s (GPO’s) mission of “Keeping America Informed” and the mission, vision, and priorities of the GPO’s public information programs. Policies provide guidance for and assist with decision-making, which is primarily operational in nature. That is, guidance that affects the operations of Library Services and Content Management (LSCM). Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are developed to implement policies.

Superintendent of Documents Public Policy Statements (SOD-PPS)

SOD-PPS # SUBJECT EFFECTIVE
2022-1 Regional Depository Libraries Selecting Solely Online Materials 11/15/2022
2022-2 Government Publications Authorized for Discard by Regional Depository Libraries 11/15/2022
2020-2 Authentication of Publications in GPO’s System of Online Access 09/01/2020
2019-3 Access to U.S. Government Information within Scope of the Public Information Programs of the Superintendent of Documents 09/26/2019
2019-2 Redaction of Personally Identifiable Information from GPO’s System of Online Access by the Superintendent of Documents 09/24/2019
2019-1 Scope of Government Information Products Included in the Cataloging and Indexing Program and Disseminated Through the Federal Depository Library Program 04/10/2019
2016-5 Harvesting Digital Federal Government Information Dissemination Products for GPO’s Superintendent of Documents Programs 12/19/2016
2016-4 Permanent Public Access to U.S. Government Information through Preservation 07/05/2016
2016-2 Content Scope for GPO’s System of Online Access 03/29/2016

Draft Superintendent of Documents Public Policy Statements

SOD-PPS # SUBJECT COMMENT
     

Depository Guidance Document (SOD-DGD)

SOD-DGD #SUBJECTEFFECTIVE 

SOD-DGD# SUBJECT EFFECTIVE
2021 Federal Depository Libraries Relinquishing Their Designation | Strategic Disposition of Depository Materials in Support of the National Collection 08/16/2021
2018-1 Guidelines for Establishing Shared Regional Depository Libraries 10/22/2018

Draft Depository Guidance Document (SOD-DGD)

SOD-DGD # SUBJECT EFFECTIVE
     

Regional Discard Eligibility (SOD-RDE)

SOD-RDE # SUBJECT EFFECTIVE
2020-2 Invite to Discard Additional Volumes of the Public Papers of the Presidents 10/01/2020
2020-1 Invite to Discard Statues at Large Letter - Signed by the Superintendent of Documents effective today 02/07/2020
2019-1 Invite to Discard Public Papers Letter - Signed by the Superintendent of Documents 08/05/2019

Regional Online Selections Authorization (SOD-ROSA)

SOD-ROSA # SUBJECT EFFECTIVE
1 Regional Online Selections Authorization, Congressional Record (daily) and Federal Register 09/01/2021

Correspondence

Change in Restricted Item Selections (Letter to depository library coordinators, March 29, 2022)

Reports and Plans