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Guidelines for Ensuring and Maximizing the Quality, Objectivity, Utility, and Integrity of Information Disseminated by the Department of Labor

December 10, 2008

MEMORANDUM FOR SUSAN E. DUDLEY

 

 

Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs

 

Office of Management and Budget

   

 

/S/

FROM:

PATRICK PIZZELLA
Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management,
Chief Information Officer

   

SUBJECT:

Department of Labor (DOL) Information Quality Annual Report

I am pleased to submit DOL’s Draft 2008 Information Quality Annual Report, as required by the Information Quality Act (Pub. L. 106-554). This report details the Requests for Corrections received by DOL, and the resolution of those requests through the correction process provided by DOL’s Information Quality Guidelines (Vol. 67 FR 61669). The report reflects the Department’s commitment to ensure the quality of the information disseminated by DOL.

As requested, the report is being transmitted electronically to informationquality@omb.eop.gov. We will post our report on the DOL Web site upon receiving notice that OMB’s review is complete. If you have any questions, please contact Linda Watts-Thomas at 202-693-4223 or watts.thomas.linda@dol.gov.


2008 Year-End Information Quality Report

Section I

ICover Sheet: Requests for Correction Received FY 2008 (Oct 1, 2007 to Sept 30, 2008)

Department Name: U.S. Department of Labor

Web page location of department information quality correspondance: __________________________

Agency Name

Number of Requests Received

Bureau of Labor Statistics

1

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Total = 1

Section II

II Cover

If you have received correction requests or appeals and did not provide a final response in FY03, FY04, FY05, FY06, or FY07 please list those correction requests below and provide a detailed summary in secton IV of this template.

Agency Name

Number of Outstanding Requests from FY03, FY04, FY05, FY06, or FY07 that were completed in FY08 or are still incomplete

Number of Appeals Received in FY03, FY04, FY05, FY06, FY07, or FY08 that were completed in FY08 or are still incomplete

 

Complete

Still Incomplete

Complete

Still Incomplete

Occupational Safety & Health Administration

1

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Total = 1

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Section IIIPlease fill out this form for EACH Correction Request (and associated Appeal Request) Received in FY08.

Agency/SubAgency Receiving Correction Request

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Agency Request Name or Number (if applicable):

1-08 Current Employment Statistics 

Link to Correction Request:

http://www.dol.gov/cio/programs/InfoGuidelines/IQCR2008.htm

Requestor

 

Private Individual 

Affiliation (please mark appropriate choice with an X in column B):

 

Trade Group (.com)

 

Trade Group (.org)

 

Corporation

 

Law Firm on behalf of:

 

Individual

 

.com

X

.org

 

Other (please describe):

Date Received:

date:  

10/2/2007

Date Responded to (please mark column B with an X if still pending):

date: 

12/4/2007

 

Still pending

Link to Agency Response:

 

 

Request

 

Still Pending

Resolution (please mark appropriate choice with an X in column B describing how the agency handled the request):

 

 

 

Full Correction

 

Partial Correction

X

No Correction

 

Disclaimer added to information on website

 

Request was handled under a different process (please describe below):

      

Changes, other than those requested were made (please describe below):

 

Brochure

 

Database

Information requested to be changed is found in (mark column B with an X for all that apply):

 

Fact Sheet

 

Report

 

Risk Assesment

 

Final Rule

 

Proposed Rule

 

Website

      

Other (please describe below):

X

Current Employment Statistics (Average Hourly Earnings)

 

Yes

X

No

Has An Appeal been filed?

 

 

If an Appeal on this request has been filed in FY08 please complete the rest of this form (otherwise leave blank):

   

Link to Appeal Request:

date: 

 

 

date: 

 

Date of Appeal request:

 

Still pending

Date Appeal Responded to (please mark column B with an X if still pending):

 

Yes (if yes please describe):

Link to Appeal Response:

 

No

Appeal Process used (please describe mechanism used in a few sentences):

 

Still Pending

Is there any judicial review associated with this appeal?

 

Full Correction

 

Partial Correction

Appeal

 

No Correction

Resolution (please mark appropriate choice with an X in column B):

 

Disclaimer added to information on website

 

Request was handled under a different process (please describe below):

 

Changes, other than those requested were made (please describe below):

Section IVPlease fill out this form for EACH Outstanding Correction Request from FY03, FY04, FY05, FY06, or FY07 that was completed in FY08 or is still pending.  If an Appeal has been filed in FY08 on an FY03, FY04, FY05, FY06, or FY07 request you must include description of the correction request and appeal.

Agency/SubAgency Receiving Correction Request

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Agency Request Name or Number (if applicable):

1-06 - OSHA ID of Vinyl Acetate as Carcinogenic Health Hazard based on IARC Evaluation

Link to Correction Request:

http://www.dol.gov/cio/programs/InfoGuidelines/IQCR2006.htm

Requestor Affiliation (please mark appropriate choice with an X in column B):

 

Private Individual 

 

Trade Group (.com)

 

Trade Group (.org)

X

Corporation

 

Law Firm on behalf of:

 

Individual

 

.com

 

.org

 

Other (please describe):

Date Received:

date:

11/14/05

Date Responded to (please mark column B with an X if still pending):

date:

01/24/06

 

Still pending

Link to Agency Response:

 

 

Request Resolution (please mark appropriate choice with an X in column B):

 

 

Still Pending

 

Full Correction

 

Partial Correction

X

No Correction - Request was withdrawn in FY 08

 

Disclaimer added to information on website

 

Request was handled under a different process (please describe below):

 

Changes, other than those requested were made (please describe below):

Information requested to be changed is found in (mark column B with an X for all that apply):

 

Brochure

 

Database

 

Fact Sheet

 

Report

 

Risk Assesment

 

Final Rule

 

Proposed Rule

 

Website

X

Other (please describe below): OSHA Hazard Communication Standard

Has An Appeal been filed?

 

Yes

 

X

No

If an Appeal has been filed in FY08 on an FY03, FY04, FY05, FY06, or FY07 request please complete the rest of this form (otherwise leave blank):

Link to Appeal Request:

   

Date of Appeal request:

date: 

 

Date Appeal Responded to (please mark column B with an X if still pending):

date: 

Still pending

Link to Appeal Response:

 

 

Appeal Process used (please describe mechanism used in a few sentences):

 

Is there any judicial review associated with this appeal?

 

Yes (if yes please describe):

 

No

Appeal

 

Still Pending

Resolution (please mark appropriate choice with an X in column B):

 

Full Correction

 

Partial Correction

 

No Correction

 

Disclaimer added to information on website

 

Request was handled under a different process (please describe below):

 

Changes, other than those requested were made (please describe below):