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Designated Federal Officer (DFO) Manual and Appendix Documents

On this page, you will find the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) Manual for 2022 and all supporting documents from the Appendix in the order they are listed within the Manual.

Designated Federal Officer Manuals

Under Revision: DFO Manual 2022
DFO Manual 2021 (Outdated)

Appendix A - Executive Orders

I. Executive Order (EO) 14035 - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) in the Federal Workforce

II. Executive Order (EO) 14043 - Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees

Appendix B - Forms & Templates

I. Agenda Sample Template

II. Appointment Memo Template

III. Appointment Letters Template

IV. Bylaws Sample Template

V. Charter Sample Creation

a. Presidential Charter Example

b. Statutory Charter Example

c. Discretionary Charter Example

VI. Designation Memo Template

VII. Designation Example Template

VIII. Establishment/Reestablishment/Renewal Memo Sample

IX. FACA Exempt Determination Memo

X. Federal Register Notice Template

XI. Meeting Minutes Sample Template

XII. OGE 450 Form

XIII. Rules of Behavior (RoB)

XIV. Script Sample Template

XV. Termination Memo Template

XVI. Thank You for Your Service Letters

XVII. Vetting Bios Template

XVIII. Vetting Slate Template

Appendix C - SOP Guidance

I. Establish, Renew & Make Amendments to A Federal Advisory Committee Charter

II. How to Terminate a Federal Advisory Committee

III. Vetting Process for Membership

IV. Membership Appointments

V. Operate a Meeting & Virtual Meeting Guidance

VI. Federal Register Notices

Appendix D - Additional Guidance

I. COVID-19 Meeting Guidance

II. E-signature, OFR Submissions and Common Errors to Avoid

III. FACA Final Rule

IV. Federal Register Guidance

V. General Records Schedule 6.2 Guidance

VI. How to Obtain a Docket Number

VII. DHS Management Directive 2300

VIII. OCHCO Expert and Consultant Appointment Process

IX. Roberts Rules of Order

Last Updated: 11/16/2023
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