Required Content and Links

If you manage a public website in the federal executive branch, it's a requirement to have certain content—or link to that content—from various places on your website. Here’s a table to help you comply with these requirements.

You can find more information about each requirement by clicking on each topic.
 

Required Link Suggested Link Label* Where It’s Required Source of Requirement

Privacy Policy

"Privacy Policy"

Your principal Web site

Any known major entry points to your sites

Any Web page that collects substantial information in identifiable form

OMB Guidance for Implementing the Privacy Provisions of the
E-Government Act of 2002

(See Attachment A, Section III)

 

FOIA

"FOIA"

or

"Freedom of Information Act"

Your principal Web site

Any known major entry points to your sites

OMB Policies for Federal Public Websites, Section 3

Organizational Information

  • Mission
  • Statutory Authority
  • Description of Organizational Structure
  • Strategic plan
  • Budget and Performance Reports (and link to required page as described below)
  • Small Business Point–of–Contact

"About Us"

Your principal Web site

Any known major entry points to your sites

OMB Policies for Federal Public Websites, Section 3

Inspector General audits and investigative reports and a method for reporting evidence of waste, fraud, or abuse to the IG

"Office of the Inspector General"

Homepage of each executive department and agency

Consolidated Appropriations Act for
FY 2008, Division D, Title VI, Section 534

Budget and Performance Reports

  • Strategic Plan
  • Annual Performance Plan and Report
  • Annual Financial Statements
  • Status of Program Performance and Improvement Efforts
  • Status of President's Management Agenda Initiatives
  • GAO High-Risk Improvement Plans with status of implementation
  • Inspector General Audits and Investigative Reports and a method to report evidences of waste, fraud, or abuse to the Inspector General

"Budget and performance"

Homepage

Guidance on President's Management Agenda Scorecard Meetings, (PDF, 81 KB, 9 pages, March 2008)

 

 

No Fear Act Data

"No Fear Act Data"

Homepage

See final rule issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

USA.gov

USA.gov logo or text "USA.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal"

Your principal Web site

Any known major entry points to your sites

OMB Policies for Federal Public Websites, Section 3

see Linking to USA.gov page for implementation guidance

See also the E-Gov Act of 2002 (PDF, 209 KB, 72 pages, December 2002), which mandates a "Federal Internet Portal"

Cross–agency portals, as required by law or policy

See individual requirements for your agency

See individual requirements for your agency

OMB Policies for Federal Public Websites, Section 3

* The Federal Web Managers Council recommends that government agencies use consistent link labels for common content found on government websites. These recommendations are based on industry standard link labels and a usability study of common government terms (MS PowerPoint, 144 KB, 49 slides, July 2004).

 

 

Content Lead: Natalie Davidson and Andrea Sigritz
Page Reviewed/Updated: December 5, 2011

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