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Information Quality Correction Requests


In response to the Information Quality Act, the Department of Labor has established processes that allow affected persons to question the quality of information disseminated by the Department. The process begins with an affected person submitting an Information Quality Correction Request (IQCR). Currently, the Department has a policy of responding to all IQCRs within 60 days. In an effort to enhance government transparency, the Department has also adopted a policy of posting IQCRs on a public web page. This policy was adopted in response to a directive from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The intent of the OMB directive is to ensure consistency among Federal agencies regarding the public availability of correspondence concerning Information Quality Correction Requests.

Posting IQCRs on a public web page is one element of the Information Quality program at the Department of Labor. Overall, the program includes:

  • Issuing Information Quality guidelines that will ensure and maximize the quality, objectivity, utility and integrity of information disseminated by the Department.
  • Establishing administrative mechanisms allowing affected persons to seek and obtain correction of information maintained and disseminated by the Department.
  • Reporting the number and the nature of the requests received to the Director of OMB.

Links to each of the requests received by the Department are provided below. Specific identifying information has been removed in order to protect the privacy of the individual submitting the request.

   FY 2003 | FY 2004 | FY 2005 | FY 2006 | FY 2007 | FY 2008 | FY 2009 | FY 2010

Request Year

Date Received


FY 2010


August 13, 2010

Integrated Management Information System

FY 2009


March 24, 2009

Occupational Outlook Handbook

FY 2008


October 2, 2007

Current Employment Statistics

FY 2007


March 7, 2007

2006-07 Occupational Outlook Handbook

FY 2006


November 14, 2005

OSHA Id of Vinyl Acetate as Carcinogenic Health Hazard based on IARC Evaluation

FY 2005


September 13, 2005

Anesthetic Gases: Guidelines for Workplace Exposure


August 16, 2005

Diesel Particulate Matter Rule


April 14, 2005

Ergonomics Guidelines for Poultry Processing, Retail Grocery Stores, and Nursing Homes


February 10, 2005

1 Respirator Assigned Protection Factors

FY 2003


September 12, 2003

Review MSHA citation history.


August 21, 2003

Critique of OSHA 3115 Handbook.


August 21, 2003

Incorrect SIC Code.


August 20, 2003

Update information concerning accident prevention signs and tags.


August 20, 2003

Investigate inspection of Liquid Container Company.


August 20, 2003

Review information in the Establishment Search Inspection Data.


August 20, 2003

Incorrect name used for American Dental Hygienists' Association.


July 1, 2003

Possible error in table of Beryllium Exposure.


July 1, 2003

Verify missing table in OSHA document.


June 26, 2003

Missing text in figures concerning grocery warehousing e-CAT.


May 3, 2003

Verify text on OSHA web site.


May 2, 2003

Include AMA in Guidelines for First Aid Programs.


April 17, 2003

Verify information in OSHA construction log.


March 6, 2003

OSHA technical manual correction.


February 5, 2003

Change of address on VETS web page.


December 11, 2002

Check DIR calculation.


November 18, 2002

Error in MSHA document (Number of Surface Coal Empl. Historical Statistics 1931-2001).


October 11, 2002

Verify information in OSHA Bulletin Concerning Laser Hazards.

Reclassified Information Quality Correction Requests

Previously, the table above included 35 requests received by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) during FY 2004, FY 2005, and FY 2006. When the requests were received, they were classified and processed as Information Quality Correction Requests (IQCRs). However, the OSHA e-Correspondence program already existed and was designed to resolve the issues described in the requests. Since the e-Correspondence program would have been a more appropriate vehicle for resolving the issues, these 35 requests are no longer classified as IQCRs. For reference, the reclassified requests are still available on a separate web page.