Overview of the Directive System

Internet Access

The Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA), Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) posts current FGIS directives on the GIPSA website so that persons with Internet capabilities may view them on our web site. The directives are in PDF format, which allows them to be printed directly from the website.

Maintenance Aids

FGIS set up a "Table of Contents" as a maintenance aid to assist users in locating information and identifying current issuances. The FGIS Table of Contents, also maintained on the Internet, contains this overview and three sections, the directives (administrative and program), program notices, and handbooks (administrative and program).

The monthly GIPSA newsletter is also an additional maintenance aid. The newsletter identifies new issuances, cancellations, and other information (revised disposal/retention dates, pen and ink changes, etc.).

New issuances should be filed, and canceled issuances should be removed from the active file.

Table of Contents Listing:

Address Change or Change in Number of Issuances

If your address changes, if you need a change in the number of hard copies of issuances mailed to your office, or if you wish to be removed from a mailing list, please contact the:

USDA, GIPSA, Field Management Division
1400 Independence Avenue, SW, STOP 3630
Washington, DC 20250-3630
Telephone: 202-720-4684

Issuances Not Received

Check the directives distribution to assure you have received copies of everything you should. If you did not receive a directive or need additional copies of one directive only, contact Sherri Murphy at:

USDA, GIPSA, Field Management Division
1400 Independence Avenue, SW, STOP 3630
Washington, DC 20250-3630
Telephone: 202-720-4684
E-Mail: Sherri.L.Murphy@usda.gov