Quality Guidelines and Disclaimers
The Wage Determinations Online Program Website (WDOL.gov) is part of the Integrated Acquisition Environment, one of the E-Government initiatives in the President's Management Agenda. It is a collaborative effort of the Office of Management and Budget, Department of Labor, Department of Defense, General Services Administration, Department of Energy, and Department of Commerce participating within an OMB-sponsored Interagency Workgroup to improve and enhance access to federal contract wage determinations and related information. The Interagency Workgroup agrees to the use of the following Information Quality Guidelines for WDOL.gov:
- On December 21, 2000 Congress passed Section 515 of the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2001, and OMB issued final guidance for implementing the Act on February 22, 2002. The OMB guidance requires all Federal agencies to issue information quality guidelines ensuring and maximizing the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of information disseminated. The guidelines apply to information disseminated on or after October 1, 2002.
- Overview of Information Correction Request
- The parties believe that in most cases, informal contacts would be appropriate. Sometimes agencies and affected persons may find it helpful to resolve concerns about information in a more structured way and may choose to follow a more formal process. The WDOL.gov Website makes available to the public an e-mail address to which more formal correction requests and appeals should be sent.
- Information Complaint and Appeals Process
Affected persons must indicate their interest in following a more structured complaint and appeal process. Requesters must:
- Identify themselves and indicate where and how they can be reached;
- Identify, as specifically as possible, the information in question;
- Indicate how they are affected by the information about which they
- Carefully describe the nature of the complaint, including an explanation
of why they believe the information does not comply with OMB, Departmental,
or agency-specific guidelines; and
- Describe the change requested and the reason why the agency should
make the change.
- All responses should be initially directed to NTIS through the WDOL.gov Help Desk. Since the WDOL.gov Website is a multi-agency effort, NTIS will attempt to forward WDOL.gov-related responses to the appropriate agency, in a timely manner. Agency responses are to be within 60 days of receipt of a correction request. If a requester is dissatisfied with the initial response to the complaint, he or she may submit an appeal within 45 days of the date the agency's response or 105 days from the date on which an agency or agencies first received the complaint, whichever is later. The appeal request should contain the same contact and descriptive information that was provided in the original complaint and the specific reasons why the initial agency response was not satisfactory. Once an appeal decision has been rendered by the agency, it will notify the complainant.
- While NTIS hosts, operates, and maintains the WDOL.gov Website, the Department of Labor is responsible for the wage determinations accessible through WDOL.gov. Therefore, initial correction requests and appeals regarding wage determinations will be forwarded by NTIS to the:
- Data Quality Group
U. S. Department of Labor
Employment Standards Administration
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20210
- or contact us via email: http://www.dol.gov/cgi-bin/contactus.asp
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