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Office Web Site Model

The shift from the office-centric organization of content to topic-based content organization does not mean that there is no place or role for an office Web page.

The office page or site becomes the place to inform about the office’s purpose, structure and place in the larger organization. Think of “XXX Office” as a topic.

To help visualize the office-as-topic page, we have created and annotated the following office page model:

Screen capture of the Office of General Counsel home page. In the left navigation bar, each link is designated with a number corresponding to the numbered text that follows the image. The page name, main text, and right column text boxes are also numbered to correspond to the following numbered text.
  1. The top left navigation tab should be the office home using the office’s acronym. The acronym should also be included immediately following the office name in the page header.

  2. The body of the homepage should identify the office and the work it does. Use plain language. Keep to no more than one screen (no vertical scrolling).

  3. (Optional) Major offices may include a widget in the top right page corner for the leadership’s biography. Inclusion of a photo must follow HHS standards.

  4. (Optional) Offices may include a right-side widget for “News.” This is not encouraged unless the office generates news regularly and can commit to maintaining the contents.

  5. All office pages should include information about the office, including: Example of a left navigation bar, showing the OGC Offices button in the open position, with three indented suboffice buttons.
    • Mission statement(s)
    • Office Structure (including organization chart)
    • Offices (this will link to the sub-level offices under “X” offices main navigation)

  6. Optional left sidebar tabs
    • “X” Offices
    • News
    • Speeches & Testimony
    • Publications
    • Regulations
    • Careers
    • Others as needed

  7. All office pages should include information about the office, including:
    • Key personnel biographies
    • SES performance standards
    • Link to organization chart

  8. All office pages should include “Contact Us”
    • Contact Information
    • Address and/or directions to Office(s)