Providing information to the public
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.
Inventories, priorities, and schedules
Section 207(f) (2) of the E-Government Act of 2002 requires each federal agency to do the following:
- Establish a process for determining which information will be made available on the internet and by other means.
- Develop priorities and schedules for making that information available.
- Make those priorities and schedules available for public comment.
- Post the priorities and schedules to the website.
- Report the priorities in their annual report to OMB on implementing the E-Government Act.
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.
Accessibility for Individuals with Disabilities: In compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Peace Corps has designed this website to include accessibility features for individuals with disabilities. Should you need a reasonable accommodation to access a portion of this website due to a disability, please contact the Peace Corps’ Office of Civil Rights and Diversity at [email protected] or 202-692-2139.
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 send the title of the report or website page and the exact URL to [email protected].