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Procedural
Requirements
NPR 1450.4G
Effective Date: October 31, 2001
Expiration Date: October 31, 2018
COMPLIANCE IS MANDATORY
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Subject: Handling Congressional Correspondence And Information Concerning Congressional Activities (Revalidated 06/04/13 w/change 3)

Responsible Office: Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs


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CHAPTER 1. Responsibilities


1.1 The Office of Legislative and Interngovernmental Affairs is responsible for the following:

1.1.1 Monitoring legislative activity, maintaining liaison with Members of Congress and its staff, and acquiring and disseminating all legislative material for NASA.

1.1.2. Controlling, tracking, and responding to all correspondence addressed from Congress to NASA. When the Administrator's signature is required, the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs will forward the original correspondence to the Headquarters Executive Secretariat for control. The Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs will provide to the Executive Secretariat a response to the incoming correspondence from Congress. The Executive Secretariat will obtain final clearance and signature of the Administrator and provide the signed correspondence to the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs for distribution.

1.2 Officials-in-Charge and Center Directors are responsible for the following when the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs directs correspondence from Congress to Headquarters offices and NASA Centers:

1.2.1 Prepare and forward to the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs a proposed draft reply to the incoming correspondence, within a reasonable, specified timeframe, addressing all of the pertinent issues raised in the incoming correspondence.

1.2.2 Negotiate a revised due date with the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs when the original due date cannot be met.

1.3 NASA employees and NASA organizations contacted directly by Congress are responsible for notifying and briefing the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs on the specifics of the inquiry.

1.4 NASA requests for legislative material, such as bills, reports, and hearing records, shall be made to the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs.



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