NACAC Advocates for Access to Public Information

Arlington, VA (Feb. 15, 2017) — NACAC was one of 65 organizations to sign a letter this week urging the federal Office of Management and Budget to issue guidance regarding the removal of information from government websites.

A webpage about the Individuals with Disabilities Act was removed from the US Department of Education’s website last week. Information about animal welfare, climate change, and other important topics has been removed from the websites of other federal agencies.

“The public is at risk of losing access to valuable government information,” the letter states. “…Agencies must provide the public with advance notice that online information will be removed, including appropriate justification for the removal and instructions on how to access the relevant public information once it is no longer available on the agency’s website.”

Read the full letter.

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of nearly 16,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education. NACAC is committed to maintaining high standards that foster ethical and social responsibility among those involved in the transition process, as outlined in the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice (SPGP).

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