Data Element: ORGANIZATION TYPE
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||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.|
||Administrative category, up to a maximum of 55 characters from A through Z.|
|Recommended Field Name||ORGTYPE|
||The official values to be used for this data element are provided in the Source section.|
||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 Chief Data Officer|
Part 270, FW 6, Data Management and Standards, has been superceded by Part 274, FW 2, Establishing Service Data Standards.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
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
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.
|Initial Approval Date
||February 23, 2000|
|Revision Approval Date||June 6, 2001|
||September 13, 2013|
||Chief Data Officer|