Multiple federal agencies recently published searchable databases of all respective guidance documents currently in effect in an effort by the Trump administration to promote transparency and make these documents readily available to the public.
In accordance with Executive Order 13891, Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents, and the Office of Management and Budget’s Memorandum M-20-02, various agencies were tasked with reviewing and uploading all existing guidance into a single, searchable, indexed database that contains or links to all guidance documents currently in effect.
The OMB memo lists examples of guidance documents, which include interpretive memoranda, policy statements, manuals, bulletins and advisories.
The departments and agencies with active guidance portals include the U.S. Department of Labor, Department of Transportation, Environmental Protection Agency, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Small Business Administration and more.
Additionally, guidance from such agencies as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs can be found at the Department of Defense and DOL guidance portals, respectively.