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Web Communications

The Web Communications Division strives to be a reliable and trusted resource that delivers the highest levels of professionalism, quality and customer service dedicated to furthering the Office of Communications mission. WCD is the Department's leader for effective Web communications, solutions and services using all types of media, responsive to constituent needs. Our professionals deliver targeted messages, providing accessible and efficient information.

WCD maintains the USDA Web portal and manages electronic media. Functions associated with WCD also include coordinating work flow and content management with agencies and Departments as needed. Support functions include: developing guidance for web-enhanced communication and new media strategies; advising and consulting as needed with agencies on Web site development and maintenance as it relates to look and feel; sending electronic information to specified lists; creating and maintaining the USDA Web Portal; and creating and maintaining special subject sites, such as Energy or Emergency Preparedness, for all USDA.

USDA's Departmental Regulation 1495-001, New Media Roles, Responsibilities, and Authorities, provides direction to agencies' responsibilities in creating and maintaining online social media tools and accounts, as well as general guidance to employees for appropriate use.

USDA's Digital Style Guide Outline.

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Contact:
Director of Web Communications
Peter Rhee
Office: 202-720-4623
Fax: 202-720-5402
Rm 448-A, Whitten Building
Washington, DC 20250-1301
Peter.Rhee@oc.usda.gov