AMS Administrative Issuances are documents that communicate Agency policies and procedures to employees regarding administrative functions. They provide instruction to employees or explain benefits and how to obtain them. There are three types of Administrative Issuances used in AMS: Directives, Handbooks/Manuals, and Administrative Notices.
are permanent issuances that are in force until canceled. Directives are used to issue delegations of authority, basic policies, and operating instructions.
are permanent issuances which give technical guidance and detailed procedures on a particular subject or function, generally of the type that must be referred to on a daily or frequent basis.
are temporary, one-time issuances that normally address a single subject or action, establish short-term programs or interim procedures, or make announcements.
Questions or comments concerning issuances should be directed to the APHIS, Information Technology Division, Chief Information Office, Information Management and Compliance (IMC) staff. Our email addresses and phone numbers are: