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Federal Policies

In addition to HHS Web Policies, there are federal Policies that government Web sites must comply with.

  • E-Gov Act of 2002 (Security Protocols to Protect Information)
    Section 207 (f)(1)(b)(iv) requires that all federal Web sites comply with security protocols to protect information.

  • Paper Work Reduction Act
    The Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) requires that all federal Web sites ensure that information collected from the public minimizes burden and maximizes public utility.

  • No Fear Act
    The No Fear Act requires that all federal Web sites post their agency's statistical reports on complaints of employment discrimination by employees, former employees and applicants for employment.

  • Information Quality Guidelines (Public Law 106-554)
    Public Law 106-554 (PDF - 161 KB) requires that federal organizations issue guidelines for ensuring and maximizing the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of information.

  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
    The Freedom of Information Act requires that Web sites have a page that includes certain content under FOIA and how the public can request information under the Act.

  • Government Paperwork Elimination Act (GPEA)
    GPEA requires that federal organizations use electronic forms, electronic filing, and electronic signatures to conduct official business with the public.

  • Limited English Proficiency
    Executive Order 13166 requires that federal Web sites improve access to services for people with limited English.

  • Privacy Requirements
    Privacy laws and directives address the need to protect the privacy of the American people when they interact with their government.

  • People with Disabilities
    All federal Web sites must comply with the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.