Department Administrative Orders

Department Administrative Orders (DAOs) are used to document and mandate continuing policies, standards requirements, and procedures prescribed by the Office of the Secretary for Departmentwide application or for application to two or more major program areas of the Department. The DAOs cover substantive program matters as well as administrative management, legal, or special staff functions.

200 Directives - Handbooks and Manuals
201 General
202 Human Resources Management
203 Finance
205 Records and Forms
206 Office Services
207 Security and Loyalty
208 Supply Management
209 Safety
210 Emergency Readiness
213 Audits
214 Correspondence and Mail
215 Equal Opportunity
216 Program Management
217 Property and Facilities Management
218 Legal and Legislative Affairs
219 Public Affairs

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(200) Directives - Handbooks and Manuals

Number Title Effective Date
DAO 200-0 Department of Commerce Handbooks and Manuals 2014-07-29
DAO 200-1 Primary Directives System 1982-02-02
DAO 200-3 Department Administrative Order Series 1987-08-24
DAO 200-7 Department Organization Order Series 1983-12-07

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(201) General

Number Title Effective Date
DAO 201-1 Approval and Use of Seals, Emblems, Insignia and Logos 2008-05-02
DAO 201-4 Interagency Committee Consultation on Export Controls 1971-04-15
DAO 201-6 Official Flags of the Department 2002-02-27
DAO 201-7 Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted and Conducted Programs 2009-06-10
DAO 201-9 Office of Consumer Affairs 1971-09-27
DAO 201-10 Non-Duty Hours Emergency Alert and Notification Procedures 2009-04-08
DAO 201-11 Federal Executive Boards 2007-11-09
DAO 201-17 The Seal of the Department of Commerce 2008-03-17
DAO 201-21 Commerce Metric Conversion 1995-01-10
DAO 201-39 Radio Frequency Management 2009-04-16
DAO 201-41 Performance of Commercial Activities 1984-04-24
DAO 201-43 Policy Governing the Selection of United States Delegations to Multilateral International Conferences and Meetings 1976-04-22

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(202) Human Resources Management

Number Title Effective Date
DAO 202-250 Delegation of Authority for Human Resources Management 2009-04-30
DAO 202-251 Voluntary Employee Organizations 2004-07-02
DAO 202-299 Clearance of Separating Employees 2009-04-27
DAO 202-300 Employment (General) 1983-01-06
DAO 202-301 Overseas Employment 1963-09-16
DAO 202-302 Employment in the Excepted Service 1986-12-31
DAO 202-311 Voluntary and Uncompensated Service 1993-04-26
DAO 202-315 Probationary and Trial Periods 1987-07-10
DAO 202-334 Details 1971-06-22
DAO 202-335 Merit Assignment Program 1979-10-22
DAO 202-340 Part-Time Career Program 2009-04-06
DAO 202-351 Reduction in Force 1989-11-30
DAO 202-410 Training and Employee Development 2007-09-05
DAO 202-411 Supervisory and Management Development 1983-04-13
DAO 202-430 Performance Management System 2006-05-15
DAO 202-452 Incentive Awards for Federal Inventors 1977-06-03
DAO 202-453 Awards for the Disclosure of Fraud, Waste, or Mismanagement 1982-09-17
DAO 202-454 Suggestion Program 1990-08-14
DAO 202-511 Position Classification 2001-01-10
DAO 202-711 Labor-Management Relations 1979-09-25
DAO 202-731 Position Sensitivity for Personnel Suitability and Personnel Security Purposes 1989-11-06
DAO 202-735A Employee Responsibilities and Conduct 1969-11-05
DAO 202-739 Gifts and Decorations from Foreign Governments and to Foreign Individuals 2004-12-21
DAO 202-751 Discipline 1980-08-04
DAO 202-771 Administrative Grievance Procedure 2011-06-08
DAO 202-810 Workers’ Compensation for Federal Employees 2007-09-18
DAO 202-900 Foreign Service Personnel Management 1983-11-25
DAO 202-955 Allegations of Harassment Prohibited by Federal Law 2000-03-28
DAO 202-957 Department of Commerce Repayment of Student Loan Policy 2005-06-03
DAO 202-958 Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters 2003-06-24
DAO 202-959 Combined Federal Campaign 2004-03-18
DAO 202-960 Performance Excellence Program 2011-10-21

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(203) Finance

Number Title Effective Date
DAO 203-1 Appropriation Requests and Related Budgeted Matters 2007-04-20
DAO 203-9 Gifts and Bequests 2009-10-26
DAO 203-10 Official Entertainment and Representation Authorizations 2009-10-22
DAO 203-13 Reprogramming of Budgetary and Personnel Resources 1989-07-25
DAO 203-17 Personal Property Claims of Department of Commerce Personnel 1997-07-11
DAO 203-20 Rent Policy for Quarters Furnished Employees and Provisions of Furnishings for Personnel Quarters 1962-07-12
DAO 203-24 Claims Under the Federal Tort Claims Act 1997-03-27
DAO 203-31 Protection of the Commerce Business Systems (CBS) Source Code 2007-12-12

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(205) Records and Forms

Number Title Effective Date
DAO 205-1 Records Management 1992-06-26
DAO 205-3 Removal of Records and other Documents 1978-08-25
DAO 205-10 Forms Management 2001-05-14
DAO 205-11 Publishing Documents in the Federal Register 1980-12-03
DAO 205-12 Public Information 1975-02-19
DAO 205-14 Processing Requests Under the Freedom of Information Act 1975-06-30
DAO 205-16 Managing Electronic Records 1987-05-12

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(206) Office Services

Number Title Effective Date
DAO 206-3 Approval and Use of Permanent Signs in the Herbert C. Hoover Building 2004-06-16
DAO 206-4 Directory Boards 2011-09-26
DAO 206-5 Occasional Use of Public Areas in Public Buildings 2008-02-29
DAO 206-6 Copying Equipment 1993-07-02
DAO 206-7 Government and Public Correspondence Telecommunications Precedence Systems 1972-07-26
DAO 206-12 Departmental Telephone Directory System 1983-04-29

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(207) Security and Loyalty

Number Title Effective Date
DAO 207-1 Security Programs 2014-06-18
DAO 207-9 Monitoring Conversations 2008-03-10
DAO 207-10 Inspector General Investigations 2013-12-12
DAO 207-11 Official Credentials and Badges 2008-07-11
DAO 207-12 Foreign National Visitor and Guess Access Program 2006-04-12

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(208) Supply Management

Number Title Effective Date
DAO 208-2 Contracting Authority 2004-12-03
DAO 208-5 Contracting (Procurement) Review and Approval Requirements 1984-10-09
DAO 208-10 Management of Contracted Services 1995-01-01
DAO 208-15 Acquisition Planning 2011-03-18

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(209) Safety

Number Title Effective Date
DAO 209-3 Injury, Illness, Accident, and Fatality Investigation and Reporting 2011-08-24
DAO 209-5 Safety Award Program 1970-11-16
DAO 209-7 Defense of Tort Suits against Federal Workers Arising from their Official Duties 1997-03-27
DAO 209-8 Access for People with Disabilities to Meetings and Other Group Events 2008-01-23

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(210) Emergency Readiness

Number Title Effective Date
DAO 210-1 Emergency Readiness for Departmental Continuity 2009-11-04
DAO 210-7 Commerce Responsibilities in Disasters 1977-04-15

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(213) Audits

Number Title Effective Date
DAO 213-1 General Accounting Office Liaison and Audit Follow-up 1988-05-31
DAO 213-2 Inspector General Inspections and Evaluations 2006-10-19
DAO 213-3 Inspector General Auditing 2006-10-19
DAO 213-5 Audit Resolution and Follow-up 1991-06-21

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(214) Correspondence and Mail

Number Title Effective Date
DAO 214-5 Overseas Communication 2008-09-10
DAO 214-10 Non-Discriminatory Wording and Imagery in Department Communications 1994-04-19

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(215) Equal Opportunity

Number Title Effective Date
DAO 215-3 Federal Equal Opportunity Recruitment Program 2009-04-10
DAO 215-4 Affirmative Programs of Equal Employment Opportunity 2009-07-21
DAO 215-7 Collection and Management of Racial and National Origin and Disability-Related Data 2007-03-30
DAO 215-9 Filing Discrimination Complaints 1992-10-19
DAO 215-10 Reasonable Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities 2013-04-24
DAO 215-11 Complaint Process for Sexual Orientation Discrimination 1999-11-30
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(216) Program Management

Number Title Effective Date
DAO 216-6 Implementing the National Environmental Policy Act 1983-03-10
DAO 216-9 Planning and Performing Statistical Surveys 1972-09-29
DAO 216-10 Providing Statistical Information to International Organizations 1980-06-06
DAO 216-12 Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions 1983-03-10
DAO 216-14 Department of Commerce Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Standards 1983-02-23
DAO 216-15 Internal Management Control Systems 1988-10-22
DAO 216-16 Information Resources Management Review Program 1987-09-23
DAO 216-18 Climate Change Adaptation Planning 2011-08-31
DAO 216-19 Economic and Demographic Statistical Product Releases 2012-02-28
DAO 216-20 Enterprise Risk Management 2014-03-13

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(217) Property and Facilities Management

Number Title Effective Date
DAO 217-2 Identification of Commerce Facilities and Projects 2003-12-03
DAO 217-3 Living and Working Quarters 2004-12-21
DAO 217-6 Operation of Vending Stands 1984-04-19
DAO 217-8 Employee Parking, Ridesharing, and Mass Transit Benefit Programs 2005-03-30
DAO 217-11 Exhibits - Herbert C. Hoover Building 2004-07-19
DAO 217-16 Energy and Environmental Management 2012-04-03
DAO 217-19 Use of Department of Commerce Facilities for Proprietary or Non-Proprietary Research Purposes 2005-11-28
DAO 217-21 Space Allowance and Management Program 2013-08-08

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(218) Legal and Legislative Matters

Number Title Effective Date
DAO 218-1 Legislative Activities 1963-06-20
DAO 218-2 Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs 2009-01-14
DAO 218-3 Reports to Congress Required by Law 1990-08-27
DAO 218-4 Treaties and Other Agreements 1992-01-14
DAO 218-7 Issuing Departmental Regulations 1979-01-02
DAO 218-8 Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribal Governments 2012-04-26

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(219) Public Affairs

Number Title Effective Date
DAO 219-1 Public Communications 2008-04-30
DAO 219-4 Publications and Audiovisuals 1988-04-04

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