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Action Required: Recall Notice Issued To All FDLP Libraries

Numerous historic military registers have been identified as containing Personally Identifiable Information (PII). The U.S. Department of the Navy notified the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) that these volumes should no longer be in the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). Please remove these items from your depository collections immediately and destroy them. The Superintendent of Documents issued an official notification letter about this requirement for all Federal depository libraries on December 18, 2015. Once you have removed the materials from your shelves, please complete the Withdrawal Action Form, and confirm that you have either complied with the withdrawal notification or indicate that you do not have these publications in your library’s collections. The deadline to respond is February 5,  2016.

All withdrawal and destruction activities were to be completed by February 5, 2016.
Please note: ALL Federal depository libraries must submit a Withdrawal Action Form, even if the titles in question were never in your library’s collections.

AMENDED AS OF 12/18/15 3:15 PM EST; UPDATED FOR CLARIFICATION 01/19/16:

Titles to be Withdrawn:

Title: Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and
Reserve Officers on Active Duty

SuDoc Class: D 208.12:
Item Number: 0405 (MF/P)
Years: 1971-1975
Cover page dates:

  • 31 December 1971
  • 31 December 1972
  • 31 December 1973
  • 31 December 1974
  • (Unknown – 1975)

Title: Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Naval Reserve

SuDoc Class: D 208.12/2:
Item Number: 0405 (MF/P)
Years:1971-1975
Cover page dates:

  • 30 September 1971
  • 30 September 1973
  • 31 December 1975

Title: Register of Retired Commissioned and Warrant Officers, Regular and Reserve, of the United States Navy and Marine Corps (1970 edition)
Alternate Title: Register of Retired Commissioned and Warrant Officers, Regular and Reserve, of the United States Navy (later editions)

SuDoc Class: D 208.12/3:
Item Number: 0405 (MF/P)
Years: 1970, 1972, 1974
Cover page dates:

  • 1 July 1970
  • 30 September 1972
  • 30 September 1974

GPO staff will distribute a printed copy of the Superintendent of Documents’ official notification letter in an upcoming depository shipment box.

Additional information about recall procedures for Federal depository materials, along with a list of active and archived recall notices, can be found in the FDLP Guidance article, “Recall of Depository Material.”

For questions, please use our askGPO service. Under the “ask a question” tab, choose “Federal Depository Libraries” as your category and “Withdrawal/Recall” as your subcategory.

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