In most cases, the agency stipulates that it will alter the interim rule if warranted by public comments. If the agency decides not to make changes to the interim rule, it generally will publish a brief final rule in the Federal Register confirming that decision. Final Rules Final rules are regulations that apply to the general public and have final legal effect. Final rules are ultimately: Reorganized by topic or subject matter, and Codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), which is updated annually Presidential Documents The President and the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), review draft proposed rules and final rules prior to publication. Such documents signed by the President of the United States are called Presidential documents. Presidential documents include: Executive Orders Proclamations Administrative Orders Presidential Memoranda News Services Another way to stay up-to-date with recent and future regulatory changes is subscribing to news services that will notify you of changes. Some of them are free and others charge a fee. Free services include: Small Business Administration (SBA) E-mail Updates SBA Office of Hearing and Appeals GAO E-mail Updates DPAP Policy Vault Updates Federal Register Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC)
Paid Services include: The Virtual Acquisition Office View a news services job aid that you can save to your computer. Which of the following are ways in which an Acquisition Professional may stay up-to-date with recent regulatory and policy changes and proposed changes? Select all that apply. News Services, Federal Register The Federal Register and news services such as The Virtual Acquisition Office, SBA office of Hearings and Appeals, GAO e-mail updates and Federal Acquisition Circular are ways in which an Acquisition Professional may stay up-to-date with recent regulatory and policy changes and proposed changes. Key Points Rosa: Well, that’s all I wanted to tell you about acquisition governance. Jackson is waiting for you over in the Study to discuss what you learned. Go ahead and select the Next button when you’re ready, or feel free to review anything we’ve discussed. I’ve captured the key points of this module in the document on the table. You can select it to review and even save a copy to your hard drive. Study Jackson: You’ve learned a lot about how legislation, regulation, and policy affect your work. Can you think of some ways you can apply what you have learned? Glenn: I’m going to read FAR part 19 and the supplements to find out more about the rules that govern small business programs. Jackson: That’s a great point, Glenn. You want to find the operational structure for DoD Small Business Programs.
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