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)

  pdf 2019-1 (253 KB) Scope of Government Information Products Included in the Cataloging and Indexing Program and Disseminated Through the Federal Depository Library Program 04/10/2019
  pdf 2016-5 (314 KB) Harvesting Digital Federal Government Information Dissemination Products for GPO’s Superintendent of Documents Programs 12/19/2016
  pdf 2016-4 (324 KB) Permanent Public Access to U.S. Government Information through Preservation 07/05/2016
  pdf 2016-3 (272 KB) Government Publications Authorized for Discard by Regional Depository Libraries 05/31/2016
  pdf 2016-2 (499 KB) Content Scope for GPO’s System of Online Access 03/29/2016

Depository Guidance Document (SOD-DGD)

  pdf 2018-1 (483 KB) Guidelines for Establishing Shared Regional Depository Libraries 10/22/2018

Regional Discard Eligibility (SOD-RDE)

  pdf 2019-1 (159 KB) Invite to Discard Public Papers Letter - Signed by the Superintendent of Documents 08/05/2019

Reports and Plans