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CRE Interpretive Bulletin No. 1
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One of CRE's mandates is to promote efficiency in agency actions. Since
most agencies have finalized their Data Quality guidelines, CRE will be
providing recommendations for improving the efficiency of the federal
Data Quality program. CRE will communicate its recommendations through
Interpretive Bulletins. Prior to finalizing the Bulletins, CRE will post
them in draft on this site for public comment. CRE requests the views
of its readers with respect to topics that should be addressed through
the Bulletins. The first CRE Interpretive Bulletin concerns an issue raised
by a number of persons who, although supportive of the Act, are concerned
about the potential for correction petitions to over-burden agencies.
Basically, the issue could be described as the difference between a "Win-at-the-Agency"
approach and a "Win-in-Court" strategy. In the former, a petitioner asks
the agency to correct only those determinative issues that affect an outcome,
while the latter approach develops a comprehensive list of issues, with
varying degrees of significance, with the intent to develop a complete
record for eventual judicial review.