In compliance with the requirements of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Quality of Information Guidelines, this page provides information pertaining to requests for correction of information disseminated by the National Finance Center (NFC). Requestors seeking a correction should follow the procedure described by the USDA's Quality of Information Guidelines.
At this time, the National Finance Center Web site has no Peer Review requirements.
The USDA Information Quality Guidelines correction mechanisms are not intended to imply any rights of individuals to request amendment of their own records beyond those permitted by the Privacy Act of 1974 or other organization-specific laws.
Where To Submit a Formal Request For Correction
All requests for correction of NFC information must be submitted by letter, fax, or email to:
The Training and Communications Branch (TCB)
P.O. Box 60000
New Orleans, LA 70160-0001
Required Information for a Correction Request
Requests for correction of information should include the following elements:
- A statement that the Request for Correction of Information is being submitted under USDA's Information Quality Guidelines.
- The requestor's contact information, including:
The name, mailing address, telephone number, fax number (if any), email address (if any), and organizational affiliation (if any) of the person requesting the correction.
- A description of Information to Correct, including:
The name of the NFC publication or product; the date of issuance or other identifying information such as the URL of the Web page; and a detailed description that clearly identifies the specific information contained in that publication or product for which a correction is being sought.
- An explanation of Noncompliance with OMB and/or USDA Information Quality Guidelines. The explanation must describe how the information fails to meet either the OMB or USDA Information Quality Guidelines.
- Explanation of the Effect of the Alleged Error. The explanation must describe the requestor's use of the information in question and how the requestor is affected by the alleged error.
- Recommendation and Justification for How the Information Should Be Corrected
The requestor should state specifically how the information should be corrected and explain why the corrections should be made. A request for correction that is specific and provides evidence to support the need for correction is likely to be more persuasive than a request that is general, unfocused, or that simply indicates disagreement with the information in question.
This guidance for the content of requests for correction of information is not intended to constitute a set of legally binding requirements. Requestors bear the "burden of proof" with respect to the necessity for correction, as well as with respect to the type of correction they seek. However, NFC may be unable to process, in a timely fashion or at all, requests that omit one or more of the requested elements. NFC will base its decision on the merits of the information provided by the requestor.
Public Disclosure Of Requests For Correction Of Information Disseminated By NFC And Requests For Reconsideration Of NFC Decisions
Requests For Correction Received By NFC
None to date.
Requests For Reconsideration of NFC Decisions
None to date.