OCR submits Congressional Justifications to Congress annually. The justifications outline OCR's annual budget requests and show how they support OCR’s mission and programming.
Fiscal Year (FY) Operating Plans
OMB approves Operating Plans annually. The plans outline OCR's annual budget authority to support OCR's mission and programming.
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Systems of Records Notices
The Privacy Act requires each agency to publish notice of its systems of records in the Federal Register. This notice is generally referred to as a System of Records Notice or SORN.
A system of records is a group of any records under the control of any agency from which information is retrieved by the name of the individual or by some identifying number, symbol, or other identifier assigned to the individual. A description of the information to be collected must be published in the Federal Register 40 days before the data collection begins.
The Office for Civil Rights published a system notice in the Federal Register. The system notice describes the data collected and maintained by the agency and covered by the Privacy Act.
Action: Final Rule
Federal Register: November 6, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 215)
Action: Notification of a New System of Records (SORN)
Federal Register: September 6, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 173)