Information Resources and Technology Management


Data Element: ORGANIZATION CODE

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Name
Organization Code
Description
Unique five-digit numeric codes assigned by the Washington Office, Division of Financial Management, to Service organizations where personnel are assigned and all unstaffed land management units. Organization codes may also be assigned to meet an administrative requirement. 
Type
Integer
Syntax
NNNNN, where each N represents a number from 0 through 9, and the first digit represents the Region to which the organization reports. 
Recommended Field Name ORGCODE
Values
The official values to be used for this data element are provided in the Source. The procedures for assignment of organization codes are described in the Reference.
Source
As of January 18, 2011, the Service has 1662 official organization codes assigned to organizations with assigned staff, as well as to land management units that are currently unstaffed.

For the most current data on the Service's official organization codes and organization names, please contact Chris Lett, National GIS Coordinator, by electronic mail (chris_lett@fws.gov) or phone (303-275-2348).

Historical Data For information on past versions of this standard, contact the National Data Administrator, Geospatial and Data Services, Division of Information Resources and Technology Management.
Reference(s)

Part 270, FW 6, Data Management and Standards, has been superceded by Part 274, FW 2, Establishing Service Data Standards.

Part 020 FW 2, Organization Standards and Codes.

Use Instructions
As of the approval date, this data element will be used in any new automated system, data set, database, or information application, including new Geographic Information System (GIS) data and applications. This data element will also be used in any major modifications to existing systems or versions of these data-related items that use the official five-digit numeric organization codes to identify and track (1) Service organizations where personnel are assigned (i.e., the Washington Office, Regional Offices, field stations, and field units); (2) designated, but unstaffed, land management units (e.g., units of the National Wildlife Refuge System); and (3) an administrative requirement.

Service staff are strongly encouraged to utilize this data element in existing systems, data sets, databases, and information applications. Where existing systems and data-related items are not in compliance, they should be modified to achieve compatibility and implement this data standard.

The Service data standard for Organization Name can be viewed at this site. When appropriate, the official five-digit organization code will be used in conjunction with the official organization name. Organization codes and organization names will be handled as separate data fields in any new or modified automated system, and will not be combined in a single data field.

Phase Adopted
Approval Date
December 8, 2000
Validation Date
November 29, 2013
Data Steward
Pending Assignment
Point of Contact Lisa Ngo, Financial Analyst, Division of Financial Management.

 


Last updated: August 12, 2014