This section of the Web site provides information about CSOSA guidance documents and requirements concerning our use of them.

Overview – The term “guidance” is often used to refer to nonlegislative rules – that is, interpretations and policy statements. Guidance documents can be generally applicable – that is, they are intended to provide interpretations or policy statements that are applicable to the general public. They can also apply only to a particular party or parties. As such, contents of the posted documents do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. These documents are intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.

In accordance with Executive Order 13891 and OMB M-20-02: Guidance Implementing Executive Order 13891, titled “Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents” (OMB Memorandum M-20-02), CSOSA’s final rule on the Guidance Development Procedures is published in the Federal Register.

List of CSOSA Guidance Documents
A list with information about all of CSOSA’s guidance documents that are currently in effect.

Public Feedback on CSOSA Guidance Documents
Procedures for public feedback or comments on any CSOSA guidance documents.