In compliance with the requirement of the USDA Information Quality Guidelines, this page provides information pertaining to request for correction of information disseminated by the Office of the Chief Economist (OCE).
The USDA Information Quality Guidelines correction mechanisms are not intended to imply any rights of individuals to request amendments of their own records beyond those permitted by the Privacy Act of 1974 or other organization specific laws.
All requests for correction of OCE information must be submitted by letter, fax, or email to:
OCE Quality of Information Officer
J.L. Whitten Building, Room 112-A
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20250
To seek a correction of information, please submit a written request as follows:
We do not intend this guidance to be a set of legally binding requirements. However, we may be unable to meet your request in a timely fashion, or at all, if you omit one or more of these elements. We do not intend to imply that, as an individual, you have any rights to request amendment of your own records beyond those permitted by the Privacy Act of 1974 or other organization specific laws.
Based on its review of the information you provide, OCE will:
Public Disclosure of Requests for Correction of Information Disseminated by OCE and Requests for Reconsideration of OCE Decisions.
May 14, 2015: Bill Bullard, CEO, R-CALF, United Stock Growers of America
No Requests for Reconsideration Have Been Received from October 2002 through the present.
USDA is authorized to obtain certain information under Section 515 of the Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2001 (Public Law No. 106-554, codified at 44 U.S.C. 3516, note). Information is needed by USDA to process the request for correction and allow USDA to reply accordingly. This information is needed by USDA to respond to the requestor and initiate follow-up contact with the requestor if required. Requestors should not send USDA their Social Security Number. Requestors are advised that they do not have to furnish the information but failure to do so may prevent their request from being processed. The information requestors furnish is almost never used for any purpose other than to process and respond to their request. However, USDA may disclose information to a congressional office in response to an inquiry made on behalf of the requestor, to the Department of Justice, a court, other tribunal when the information is relevant and necessary to litigation, or to a contractor or another Federal agency to help accomplish a function related to this process.