Information Resources and Technology Management


Data Element: ORGANIZATION TYPE 

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Name
Organization Type
Description
Administrative categories that identify Service organizations by their primary facility function, program activities, specialized duties and responsibilities, and/or operational status, such as Administration Office, Ecological Services Field Office, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, National Fish Hatchery, National Wildlife Refuge, etc.     
Type
Character Field
Syntax
Administrative category, up to a maximum of 55 characters from A through Z.
Recommended Field Name ORGTYPE
Values
The official values to be used for this data element are provided in the Source section. 
Source
An ASCII (.txt) file of the values to be used for this data element is available here.
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Part 270, FW 6, Data Management and Standards, has been superceded by Part 274, FW 2, Establishing Service Data Standards.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.

Organization Type Definitions

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 identify or classify Service organizations according to their primary facility function, program activities, specialized duties and responsibilities, and/or operational status, such as Administration Office, Ecological Services Field Office, Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office, National Fish Hatchery, National Wildlife Refuge, Disposed Property, etc.

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 organization type should be used in conjunction with the corresponding Organization Type Acronym whenever possible. This standard references the acronyms for the organizational titles used to define Service offices by their primary function and/or specialized duties and responsibilities. 

Phase
Adopted
Initial Approval Date
February 23, 2000
Revision Approval Date June 6, 2001
Validation Date
September 13, 2013
Data Steward
National Data Administrator, Geospatial and Data Services, Division of Information Resources and Technology Management.

 


Last updated: August 12, 2014