Do agencies post their policy statements?

 

Interpretations of policies, rules, acts
Agency Information Available Link to Posted Records
Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration

Under Licenses, information is provided on the licensing process, license fees, applications and current license holders. 

Policy Statements
Board of Elections and Ethics

There is a section on DCBOEE & Regulations linked from the home page that includes Administrative Orders and other information on election procedures.

Policy Statements
Child & Family Services Agency

There is an indexed and searchable CFSA Online Policy Manual that includes Administrative Issuances.

Policy Statements
Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure

Rules can be found by clicking on About CJDT, then Commission Rules and Regulations. The commission also posts its annual report and the Code of Judicial Conduct. There are FAQs which provide interpretations of some acts and rules.

Policy Statements
Commission on the Arts & Humanities

Bylaws are posted in the Information section.

Policy Statements
Council of the District of Columbia
D.C. Housing Authority

D.C. National Guard

Nothing found.

D.C. Public Library

Information on DC Library policies is posted in the About Us section.

Policy Statements
D.C. Public Schools

The DCPS Policies section includes common issues faced by students, parents, employees and the community. The categories include School Culture and Student Behavior, Parent Involvement Policy and Technology use.

Policy Statements
D.C. Water and Sewer Authority

Board Approved Resolutions and Board Bylaws are linked to under Statements of Policy in the Compliance section.

Policy Statements
Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs

Under Frequently Requested FOIA Materials, information on Policies, Procedures and Protocol documents and Services is available.

Policy Statements
Department of Corrections

The website provides policies and rules in eight categories of Program Statements: General Administration, Business & Fiscal Administration, Human Resource Management, Inmate Management, Facilities Management, Security Management, Medical Management and Community Service Management.

Policy Statements
Department of Employment Services

Both the Services and the Information sections provide links to information on programs and policies.

Policy Statements
Department of Health

The Addiction Administration's Provider Manual presents Service Definitions, Rates, Limitations, Eligibility Standards and Documentation Requirements.  Governing Laws and Regulations for that unit are provided in the Frequently Requested FOIA Materials section.  The Center for Policy, Planning and Epidemiology links to the D.C. Code of Municipal Regulations in its FOIA Information section.  The Community Health Administration provides Interim Guidelines for Implementation of the "Student Access to Treatment Act" under its Child, Adolescent and School Health Bureau link on the unit's page.

Policy Statements
Department of Housing & Community Development

The Housing Regulation Administration links to The Rental Housing Act of 1985, The Condominium Act of 1976 Technical and Clarifying Amendment under the Housing Regulations Conversion and Sale Act of 1980.

Policy Statements
Department of Human Resources

The Services section provides information on benefits, performance management, training and development and a variety of other services. 

Policy Statements
Department of Human Services

There are Notes/Summaries on the Interagency Council on Homeless, Hypothermia Debriefing, ICH Community Round Table meeting, and Emergency Rule making for the DHS Shelter, and Supportive Housing.

Policy Statements
Department of Insurance, Securities & Banking

There is a section on Regulations, Bulletins, Notices and Orders issued by the department under Services and Information.

Policy Statements
Department of Mental Health

The Policies, Procedures and Rules section provides links to information on policies, notices, manuals and personnel management.

Policy Statements
Department of Motor Vehicles

Nothing found.

Department of Parks & Recreation

Nothing found.

Department of Public Works

The Services on Your Block heading links to information on trash collection, litter and graffiti removal, and recycling. Parking Enforcement provides information on parking tickets and booting, towing, and abandon vehicles. There is also an Education and Outreach section that provides information on other DPW services.

Policy Statements
Department of Real Estate Services

There are guidelines in the Publications and Tools sections. The agency also posts a series of Case Studies to show what has been done previously.

Policy Statements
Department of Real Estate Services

There are guidelines in the Publications and Tools sections. The agency also posts a series of Case Studies to show what has been done previously.

Policy Statements
Department of Small and Local Business Development

The Information section has a range of entries linking to explanatory sections on loan programs, commercial codes, agency law updates, and compliance monitoring.

Policy Statements
Department of the Environment

The Regulatory and Legislative Affairs section includes current air, energy, hazardous waste and water regulations and orders issued by the mayor.

Policy Statements
Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services

Not applicable.

Department on Disability Services

There is an Online Policy Manual.

Policy Statements
District Department of Transportation

Nothing found. 

Policy Statements
Executive Office of the Mayor
Fire & Emergency Medical Services Department

Interpretations of policies are available under Administrative Bullets, Statement of Policy and Interpretation of Policy.

Policy Statements
Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency

There is a section on Emergency Plans that includes the District Response Plan

Policy Statements
Metropolitan Police Department

Some General Orders are posted under Directives for Public Release.

Policy Statements
Office of Administrative Hearings

Cases orders and decisions are provided for 2000 through 2008. No 2009 orders or decisions had been posted as of the end of the year.

Policy Statements
Office of Cable Television

Customer service regulations and the Television Reform Amendment Act of 2002 are available in the Documents section.

Policy Statements
Office of Contracting & Procurement

There is a section on OCP Policies and Procedures listed on the home page under Information.

Policy Statements
Office of Employee Appeals

Nothing found.

Office of Human Rights

The Office of Human Rights section includes a Laws, Regulations, and Policies segment. There is also a link to the Human Rights Act of 1977, and to orders issued by the mayor.

Policy Statements
Office of Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining

Not applicable.

Policy Statements
Office of Planning

Guidelines and grant information on a number of programs are posted in the Historic Preservation section.  There is a link from there to Enforcement priorities. 

Policy Statements
Office of Police Complaints

Complaint Examiner Decisions dating back to 2003 are posted.

Policy Statements
Office of Public Eduction Facilities Management

Office of Risk Management

Nothing found.

Office of the Attorney General

The District of Columbia consumer protection laws are provided.

Policy Statements
Office of the Chief Financial Officer

Annual financial reports are linked from the Information section and audit documents are posted in the Integrity and Oversight section.

Policy Statements
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

Autopsy reports cannot be obtained online, however there are instructions on how to obtain a hardcopy.

Policy Statements
Office of the Chief Technology Officer

There is an OCTO Programs section which provides brief descriptions and goals of six office programs. 

Policy Statements
Office of the City Administrator

Nothing found.

Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development

Revenue Bond, Qualified Zone Bond and Tax Increment Financing Program regulations are linked from the FAQ page

Policy Statements
Office of the District of Columbia Auditor

Nothing found.

Office of the Inspector General

There is a summary of the IG's responsibilities and of the enabling legislation.

Policy Statements
Office of the Secretary

Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Resolutions of the State Board of Education through 2009 and of the State Education Agency through 2007 are posted in the State Board of Education section.  

Policy Statements
Office of Zoning

There are links under Information to pages that let you search Zoning Commission and Board of Zoning Adjustment Orders and meeting Transcripts.

Policy Statements
Office on Aging

There is an Annual Report to the People posted under Publications but it is for 2006. There are also fact sheets there in several languages.

Public Service Commission

The home page link to Orders & Regulations in turn links to Title 15 of the D.C. Municipal Regulations, which implemented the Public Utilities Amendment. There is also an eDocket System that links to orders and pending cases.

Policy Statements
Sentencing and Criminal Code Revision Commission

There is a link to the Sentencing Guidelines Practice Manual on the home page. 

Policy Statements
Sports & Entertainment Commission

Not applicable.

Washington Convention Center Authority

Nothing found.


This audit was a joint project of the D.C. Open Government Coalition and the Investigative ReportingWorkshop at American University. Primary research was done by LeeSandra Alexandre and Melissa Cohen, Howard University journalism students interning at the Workshop.