Reminder: Recall Notice - Response Required by ALL Federal Depository Libraries by January 22

All Federal depository libraries: Your response to the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) regarding the latest Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) recall is required by January 22, 2016.

Numerous historic military registers have been identified as containing Personally Identifiable Information (PII). The U.S. Department of the Navy notified GPO that these volumes should no longer be in the 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.

All depository libraries must submit a Withdrawal Action Form, and indicate one of the following options for each publication:

  • Never received the document in question
  • Withdrew and destroyed the document in question
  • Identified that the document was received by the library but cannot currently locate the publication to destroy it

Titles to be Withdrawn: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:
  • SuDoc Class: D 208.12/2:
  • Item Number: 0405 (MF/P)
  • Years: 1971 - 1975
  • Title: Register of Retired Commissioned and Warrant Officers, Regular and Reserve, of the United States Navy
  • SuDoc Class: D 208.12/3:
  • Item Number: 0405 (MF/P)
  • Years:
    • covers 1970 (published 1971)
    • covers 1972 (published 1973)
    • covers 1974 (published 1975, also called supplemental)

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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