May 20, 2022

Reference: 2013 Edition of U.S. Government Manual Released and Available Online

The latest edition of a classic U.S. Government doc now available online.

Direct to 2013 U.S. Government Manual at

From NARA:

The new 620-page Manual provides up-to-date information about all three branches of the Federal Government, including the name, programs, and activities of the each Federal agency; a complete listing of top Obama administration officials, the Members of Congress, and senior members and officers of the Judiciary; and essential information on other Government boards and commissions, quasi-official agencies, and international organizations.


A special feature of this invaluable book is the Sources of Information section, which lists addresses and telephone numbers for each agency for employment, contract and grant opportunities, publications, films, and other services available to the public.

In addition, the volume contains agency organizational charts, a list defining commonly used Federal abbreviations and acronyms, and a detailed section on Federal agencies that have been terminated, transferred, or changed in name since March 1933.

The Manual has been compiled and published by the Office of the Federal Register of the National Archives and Records Administration since 1948.

Direct to Online Version of 2013 U.S. Government Manual

See Also: Previous Editions of the U.S. Government Manual (1995-2013) are Available on FDsys

A print version of the manual is also available for $35. Details and ordering info here.

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