Information Resources and Technology Management


Data Element: ORGANIZATION NAME

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Name
Organization Name
Description
The official name given to a Service organization that has been assigned an official five-digit numeric organization code by the Washington Office, Division of Financial Management. 
Type
Character Field
Syntax
Official organization name, up to a maximum of 200 characters, including the letters A-Z, punctuation marks, and the forward slash (/) character. 
Recommended Field Name ORGNAME
Values
The official values to be used for this data element are provided in the Source.
Source
As of January 18, 2001, the Service has 1662 official organization names with assigned organization codes.

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Part 270, FW 6, Data Management and Standards, has been superceded by Part 274, FW 2, Establishing Service Data Standards.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

Part 040 FW 2, Naming and Renaming Units and Unit Sites.

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 identifying names given to Service organizations that have been assigned official five-digit numeric organization codes.

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 Code can be viewed at this site. When appropriate, the official organization name will be used in conjunction with the official five-digit numeric organization code. Organization names and their corresponding organization codes 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: November 29, 2013