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Information Management

Information quality

The Peace Corps Information Quality Guidelines Notice [PDF] and guidelines [PDF] set out the agency's policies and procedures to ensure the quality (objectivity, utility, and integrity) of information provided to the public.

These guidelines also establish administrative mechanisms permitting affected persons to seek and obtain, where appropriate, timely correction of information maintained and disseminated by the agency that does not comply with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) or its own guidelines.

These guidelines represent agency policy and procedures and have no legal effect and do not create any legal rights or obligations.

Information quality correspondence

The Peace Corps has not yet received any information quality correction requests. However, we will update this page if we receive any requests.

E-Government

Inventories, priorities, and schedules

Section 207(f) (2) of the E-Government Act of 2002 requires each federal agency to do the following:

  1. Establish a process for determining which information will be made available on the internet and by other means.
  2. Develop priorities and schedules for making that information available.
  3. Make those priorities and schedules available for public comment.
  4. Post the priorities and schedules to the website.
  5. Report the priorities in their annual report to OMB on implementing the E-Government Act.

Records management

The Federal Records Act requires that the Peace Corps, like other federal agencies, make and preserve records containing adequate and proper documentation of the organization. (See 44 U.S.C.) Other laws and regulations governing Peace Corps records can be found at 44 U.S.C. 33 (the Disposal of Federal Records) and 36 CFR, Parts 1220-1238 (the Code of Federal Regulations containing regulations and guidance developed by the National Archives and Records Administration).

The Peace Corps follows the National Archives’ General Records Schedules (GRS) for records common to all federal agencies, and Peace Corps-specific records schedules. Both types of legally approved schedules can be found on the National Archives website. (See archives.gov) The Peace Corps actively works to comply with Federal laws, regulations, and guidance pertaining to records.

Plain writing

The Peace Corps is committed to writing documents in clear, useful, and understandable language to better improve our communications with the public. On January 21, 2009, President Obama charged all federal agencies to establish "a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration" in the Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government. Congress also passed The Plain Writing Act of 2010 that requires all federal agencies to write "clear government communication that the public can understand and use." The Peace Corps is using the Federal Plain Language Guidelines in writing any new or substantially revised document that:

  • Provides information about any of our services or benefits,
  • Is needed to obtain any of our benefits or services, or
  • Explains how to comply with any requirement that we administer or enforce.

If you find any document on our website that is difficult to understand, please contact us via email and send the title of the report or website page and the exact URL.

Copyright and citation

The Peace Corps website complies with existing laws and directives that address the digital, copyright, trademark, and patent rights of the public.

Text and images

Unless otherwise indicated, information on the Peace Corps website is in the public domain and may be copied and distributed without permission. Citation of the Peace Corps as the source of the information is appreciated, as appropriate.

Please note: The use of any the Peace Corps seal/logo is protected and requires advance authorization.

External links

Throughout our website, the Peace Corps provides hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained on other external servers. We provide these external links and pointers solely for your information and convenience. This is not an endorsement by Peace Corps, or the Federal Government, and the links are not subject to federal information quality, privacy, security, and related guidelines. When you click to an outside link or website, you are subject to the privacy, copyright, security, and information quality policies of that website. The Peace Corps takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the security, privacy of the servers, the views expressed, the products/services offered, and the accuracy or timeliness of the information, nor can we guarantee that outside websites comply with the accessibility requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Disclaimer of liability and endorsements

The Peace Corps strives to make the information on this website as timely and accurate as possible. We make no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this site, and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this site.

No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed, or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third-party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the contents of this website or its links to other internet resources.

The information appearing on this website is for general informational purposes only.