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Governmentwide Laws & Regulations


    Freedom of Information Act Requests & Reports
    Provides that any person has an enforceable right to obtain access to federal agency records, except to the extent that such records (or portions of them) are protected from public disclosure

    Equal Employment Opportunity Rights & Statistics
    Summary statistical data relating to the right of all persons to work and advance on the basis of merit, ability and potential

    No FEAR Act Statistics
    Summary statistical data relating to equal employment opportunity complaints filed against the FMC and updated on a quarterly basis

    Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Act Considerations
    Establishes certain formal procedural and analytical requirements for rules the Commission may develop which have the potential to impose significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities

    E-Government Act Reports
    Develops and provides direction in the use of Internet-based technologies to make it easier for citizens and businesses to interact with the Federal Government, save taxpayer dollars, and streamline citizen participation

    Mandatory Declassification Review
    Provides that any individual may request a review of classified information and material in possession of the Federal Maritime Commission for declassification

    Records & Guidelines

    Plain Language Guidelines Report
    Requires federal agencies to write clear Government communication that the public can understand and use

    Information Quality Guidelines Report
    Sets forth the Commission's policies and programs for ensuring and maximizing the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of certain information disseminated to the public

    Privacy Impact Assessments
    Titles II and III of the E-Government Act of 2002 require that agencies evaluate systems that collect personally identifiable information (PII) to determine that the privacy of this information is adequately protected.

    FMC Systems of Records Based on Privacy Act Issuances
    The Privacy Act Issuances contain descriptions of Federal agency systems of records maintained on individuals and rules agencies follow to assist individuals who request information about their records. Documents related to Privacy Act issued by the Commission are available in electronic format and are listed in chronological order

    HSPD-12 Implementation Status Report
    A report on compliance with the mandatory, government-wide standard for secure and reliable forms of ID issued by the federal government to its employees and employees of federal contractors for access to federally-controlled facilities and networks


    FAIR Act Reports
    Requires agencies to post their inventory of commercial activities performed by federal employees and its inherently governmental activities

    2013 Service Contract Inventory
    A tool for assisting the FMC in better understanding how contracted services are being used to support mission and operations and whether the contractors’ skills are being utilized in an appropriate manner

    Buy American Reports
    The Buy American Act protects domestic labor by providing a preference for American goods in government purchases

    Conference-Related Spending
    As part of an ongoing effort to safeguard Federal funds, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requires agencies to implement controls over conference-related activities and expenses.