Office of the Chief Information Officer

United States Department of Agriculture

Departmental Regulation 3099-001

Office of the Chief Information Officer



The purpose of this regulation establishes the policy for ensuring that all material created, received or maintained during an employee’s employment or appointee’s tenure with the Federal Government that meets the criteria for a Federal record remains in Federal custody when an employee or appointee departs the Agency. It also reiterates the special consideration given to Presidential Records Retention requirements (44 U.S.C. 22).


This regulation is published in accordance with the authority vested in the Secretary of Agriculture under 44 U.S.C. 2104 and 3101; and 44 U.S.C. 35; and the delegations of authority to the Chief Information Officer (7 CFR 2.89).