Data Element: ORGANIZATION CODE
You are invited to read the definitions of terms used in this data standard.
||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.|
||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|
||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.|
||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 (email@example.com) or phone (303-275-2348).
|Historical Data||For information on past versions of this standard, contact the National Data Administrator, Branch of Data and Systems Services, Division of Information Resources and Technology Management.|
Part 270, FW 6, Data Management and Standards, has been superceded by Part 274, FW 2, Establishing Service Data Standards.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.
||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
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.
||December 8, 2000|
||January 18, 2011|
|Point of Contact||Lisa Ngo, Financial Analyst, Division of Financial Management.|