Policy and Important Links
This page provides a comprehensive overview of the policies
of this federally sponsored Website, consistent with polices established by the
OMB Policies for Federal Public Websites as implemented by the Federal Executive
Board of Los Angeles (GLAFEB).
Use of Plugins
Disclaimer of Endorsement
Copyright, Restrictions, and Permissions Notice
Linking to Outside Websites
Freedom of Information
No Fear Act
Greater Los Angeles Federal Executive Board Website Policy, Content
Priorities & Review Schedule
Accessing Documents in PDF Format
FirstGov: The U.S. Government Homepage
Access for People with Limited English Proficiency
This system is made available by an agency of the
United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency
thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or
assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or
usefulness of any information, apparatus, product or process disclosed, or
represents that its use would not infringe privately owned right. Reference
herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name,
trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply
its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or
any agency thereof. The views and opinions of originators expressed herein do
not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any
- Privacy Statement
Thank you for visiting our web site. We protect your
privacy while you visit us online.
You do not have to provide any personal information
to visit this web site.
If you provide us information about yourself via
e-mail or a web form, your information will be used only for the purposes
described at the point of collection, such as to send information or products to
you, or to respond to your questions or comments. If you provide contact
information, Federal Executive Board staff may contact you to clarify your
comment or question, or to learn about your level of customer satisfaction with
- We do not sell any personal information to third
- We may transfer personal information to a third
party only in the following cases:
- To a bank or United States Department of the
Treasury account, which must receive payment for a transaction that
- To a company that is contracted to assist us
with specific services and which agrees not to sell or use personal
information for other purposes;
- To legal authorities if we suspect that you
are attempting to change or otherwise damage this web site, or you
are using it in violation of Federal or local laws;
- To Congress or a court in response to a
The personal information you provide when you
register for a Federal Executive Board program or request to be added to one of
our databases will be used only to fulfill your request or to facilitate the
preparation of internal statistical reports. The Federal Executive Board makes
every effort to limit the number of people who have access to this personal
information. The Federal Executive Board employees and contractors who handle
credit card information must ensure that it is treated as cash and secured
accordingly. Any Federal Executive Board official, employee, or contractor who
willfully discloses such protected information may be subject to the sanctions
included in the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a). The Federal Executive Board will
retain your information only as long as required by law and Federal Records
Management policy. If you have questions about the use of your information by
the Greater Los Angeles Federal Executive Board, please write to us, 501 West
Ocean Boulevard, Suite 3200, Long Beach, CA 90802.
Please do not send us sensitive information, such as
your credit card or social security numbers, via e-mail. It is possible that
during transmission of your e-mail a third party may intercept this information.
We cannot guarantee its safety while in transit.
We use return e-mail addresses to answer the e-mail
we receive. We would share your e-mail with another federal government agency
only if your inquiry related to that agency or if we were required to do so by
"Cookies" are small bits of text that are either
used for the duration of a session ("session cookies"), or saved on a user's
hard drive in order to identify that user, or information about that user, the
next time the user logs on to a web site ("persistent cookies").
- The Federal Executive Board web site and its
component sites do not use persistent cookies.
- One or more of the Agency's component sites may
use session cookies to provide streamlined navigation throughout their
sites and for statistical analysis. These session cookies are deleted
from the component's server soon after your session ends and are not
collected or saved. You can set up your Web browser to inform you when
cookies are set or to prevent cookies from being set. You can still use
our web site if you do not accept the cookies, but you may be unable to
use certain cookie-dependent features.
Information Collected and
If you visit our site to read or download
information, we collect and store the following information about your visit:
- The name of the Internet domain (for example, "xcompany.com"
if you use a private Internet access account, or "yourschool.edu" if you
are connecting from a university's domain) and the IP address (a number
that is automatically assigned to your computer when you are using the
Internet) from which you access our site;
- The type of browser and operating system used to
access our site;
- The date and time you access our site;
- The Internet address of the web site from which
you linked directly to our site; and
- The pages you visit and the information you
This information is primarily collected for
statistical analysis and technical improvements to the site. The Federal
Executive Board site, which is hosted by the Federal Aviation Administration,
uses software programs to create summary statistics, which may be used for such
purposes as assessing what information is of most and least interest,
determining technical design specifications, and identifying system performance
or problem areas. In certain circumstances, however, we may take additional
steps to identify you based on this information and we may share this
information, including your identity, with other government agencies.
Although questions, comments, and other
communications that we receive generally are not retained as permanent records,
please note that it is possible that any mail � electronic or paper � that we or
any other Federal agency receive could become part of the permanent record of
the agency, if the mail is part of materials that are scheduled for permanent
- Use of Plugins
The first time that you use an area of our site that
requires animation software, such as "Flash" or "Shockwave," you may see an
invitation to go to the software manufacturer's web site so you may download
software needed to view the animation on our web site. This prompt occurs
because we can tell whether your browser has the needed capabilities provided by
these plug-ins. We do not use "cookies" to do this, nor do we read anything on
your computer other than your browser's capabilities. We do not endorse or
guaranty anything about the product that you may download from a manufacturer's
web site. If you choose to visit the manufacturer's web site to obtain the
plug-in, please carefully review their policies for details about personal
privacy and use of their software.
- Disclaimer of
Reference to specific commercial businesses,
products, processes, or services by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or
otherwise, on any web site administered by the Federal Executive Board does not
constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United
States Government or by the Federal Executive Board. Recognition of commercial
businesses, institutions, and organizations mentioned on any web site
administered by the Federal Executive Board that relate, for example, to our
development initiatives and partnerships does not imply endorsement by the
We provide links from our web pages to external web
sites because they provide information that may interest our customers. This is
provided as a convenience only. External links do not constitute an endorsement
by the Federal Executive Board of the opinions, products, or services presented
on the external site, or of any sites linked to it. The Federal Executive Board
is not responsible for the legality or accuracy of information on externally
linked sites, or for any costs incurred while using externally linked sites.
Generally, materials produced by Federal agencies
are in the public domain and may be reproduced without permission.
Please note that because we cannot guaranty the
status of specific items, you use materials found in our holdings at your own
Images on our web site, which are in the public
domain, may be used without permission. If you use images from our web site, we
ask that you credit us as the source. Please note that some images on our site
have been obtained from other organizations. Permission to use these images
should be obtained directly from those organizations.
Links may be made to our web site from other
personal and organizational web pages. We request that you link to our site
rather than downloading portions of it to another web server, so that our
viewers will see our most up-to-date information.
Certain individuals depicted may claim rights in
their likenesses and images. Use of photographs or other materials found on the
Federal Executive Board's web site may be subject to these claims. Anyone who
intends to use these materials commercially should contact the individuals
depicted or their representatives.
It is possible that our site will provide you an
opportunity to go to a software manufacturer's web site so you may download a
related plug-in that will enable your browser to show you a part of our web
site. This prompt occurs because our system can tell whether your browser has
the needed capabilities provided by these plug-ins. Our system does not read or
place anything on your hard drive when recognizing your browser's capabilities.
While the plug-in(s) are needed to view some content, you retain control and
choice about conducting the download. At the time that we create and post the
web pages that require these software plug-ins for viewing, they are provided by
their manufacturer for download and use free of charge. We cannot guaranty,
however, that the plug-in will remain free, or that the manufacturer will not
collect personally identifying information about you when you elect to download
the software from their site. If you choose to visit the manufacturer's web site
to obtain the plug-in, please carefully review their posted policies for details
about personal privacy and use of downloaded plug-ins.
We recommend that you acquire information describing
the services and products of the Federal Executive Board directly from Federal
Agency official web sites, because other, non-Government sources may not be able
to maintain accurate information pertaining to our programs.
We work hard to ensure the information provided to
you is accurate and complete. However, it is possible that information may
change prior to updating. We welcome
your suggestions on how to improve our home page and correct errors.
Please use the information on this web site based on
your evaluation and analysis of any risks. It is your responsibility to ensure
that the information you use (including software, images, audio files, artwork,
and documents) are free of any violations of intellectual property rights.
Some of the documents on the server may contain live
references (or "pointers") to information created and maintained by other
organizations. The Federal Executive Board does not control and cannot guaranty
the relevance, timeliness, or accuracy of the outside materials. For further
discussion on this topic, please read our "copyright,
restrictions, and permissions"
Because we do not know how you are using information
found on our web site, we do not make any express or implied warranties about
the information contained in this web site for your particular use. Except as to
segments of this web site specifically identified as authoritative guidance, we
disclaim these warranties to the full extent provided by state and Federal law,
including, but not limited to the warranties for merchantability, fitness for a
particular purpose, and non-infringement of proprietary rights. All indirect,
consequential, implied, punitive and special damages are deemed waived if you
use the information on this web site in any manner.
We use virus protection software on our computer
systems and regularly update the software. This is a computer security measure
that, in addition to maintaining our computer systems, also ensures that all
files that we develop and/or post on our web servers are virus-free. When you
request a file for download from our site, it is possible, though unlikely, that
the data may contract a virus and become corrupted before it reaches your
computer. The Federal Executive Board is not responsible for files that may
become corrupted as the data travels the Internet.
For site security purposes and to ensure that this
service remains available to all users, this Government computer system employs
software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts
to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Anyone using this
system expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such
monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, such
evidence may be provided to appropriate law enforcement officials. Unauthorized
attempts to upload or change information on this server are strictly prohibited
and may be punishable by law, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986
and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996.
We believe that our web site is compliant with
Section 508 design guidelines.
If you are a person with a disability and have trouble using our web site � or
if you experience difficulty using any of our services, products, or facilities
� please tell us about the problem.
send us an email message at
write to us at the
Federal Executive Board
501 West Ocean Boulevard, Suite 3200
Long Beach, CA 90802
fax your comments to us at 562-980-3448
and Internet Information and Applications (1194.22)
The criteria for web-based technology and
information are based on access guidelines developed by the Web Accessibility
Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium. Many of these provisions ensure
access for people with vision impairments who rely on various assistive products
to access computer-based information, such as screen readers, which translate
what's on a computer screen into automated audible output, and refreshable
Braille displays. Certain conventions, such as verbal tags or identification of
graphics and format devices, like frames, are necessary so that these devices
can "read" them for the user in a sensible way. The standards do not prohibit
the use of web site graphics or animation. Instead, the standards aim to ensure
that such information is also available in an accessible format. Generally, this
means use of text labels or descriptors for graphics and certain format
elements. (HTML code already provides an "Alt Text" tag for graphics that can
serve as a verbal descriptor for graphics). This section also addresses the
usability of multimedia presentations, image maps, style sheets, scripting
languages, applets and plug-ins, and electronic forms.
The standards apply to Federal web sites but not to
private sector web sites (unless a site is provided under contract to a Federal
agency, in which case only that web site or portion covered by the contract
would have to comply). Accessible sites offer significant advantages that go
beyond access. For example, those with "text-only" options provide a faster
downloading alternative and can facilitate transmission of web-based data to
cell phones and personal digital assistants.
When you see the little green graphic beside a link
it means that you will be leaving the GLAFEB website and entering an external
link. All external links will open in a new window.
This link provides additional information that may
be useful or interesting and is being provided consistent with the intended
purpose of the GLAFEB Web site. However, links are maintained with websites and
databases whose administration and operation are outside the purview of this
Website. We disclaim any liability for the accuracy of content; validity of
systems; effectiveness of tools or technologies; or adherence to privacy,
security, accessibility, or other policies. When you follow a link to another
site, you are subject to the policies of the outside Website. Linking to an
outside Website does not constitute any explicit or implicit endorsement of the
product, organization, information or services by GLAFEB.
Government information publicly accessible via the
Web is in the public domain. Such information may be freely distributed and
copied, but it is requested that in any subsequent use the appropriate Federal
source be acknowledged. When using GLAFEB Websites, you may encounter documents,
illustrations, photographs, or other information resources contributed or
licensed by private individuals, companies, or organizations that may be
protected by U.S. and foreign copyright laws. Transmission or reproduction of
protected items beyond that allowed by
(61-KB PDF) as defined in the copyright laws requires the written permission of
the copyright owners. Outside Websites are not within the purview of the Federal
government, and data rights policies and practices of those Websites govern
information contained therein.
The Freedom of Information Act, or
FOIA (5 U.S.C. 552,
as amended), generally provides any person with the statutory right, enforceable
in court, to obtain access to Government information in executive branch agency
records. This right to access is limited when such information is protected from
disclosure by one of FOIA's nine statutory exemptions.
As appropriate, this Website complies with
Guidance for Ensuring and Maximizing the Quality, Objectivity, Utility and
Integrity of Information Dissemination by Federal Organization
As appropriate, this Website provides information in
compliance with the
"No Fear" Act
. You may review
Government-wide data pertaining to the "No Fear" Act
Greater Los Angeles Federal Executive Board Website Policy, Content
Priorities & Review Schedule
Primary audience is Federal agencies and Federal
employees from numerous agencies who use this website as a place to access
information that crosses agency lines. GLAFEB Programs, policies and tools that
are useful to Federal agencies in the Greater Los Angeles Area and are open
Web Approval Process
GLAFEB staff must approve all postings and links.
Balance the needs of visitors who use lower-end
technologies with the need to pursue more advanced technologies and the added
functionality those technologies may provide � web log will be reviewed to
determine the machine types accessing the site, it at such time more technology
advance machines are accessing the page, more advance technology may be
Standard for File Formats
Documents are currently posted as PDF, HTML,
Microsoft Word, or Microsoft Excel.
New Documents will be posted as PDF or HTML.
Timeliness of E-mail Feedback from Website
All feedback will be responded to within three (3)
working days of receipt
Large and Complex Document Management
In most cases, large or complex documents
(generally, more than 5-10 print pages), whether in an industry standard format
or alternative format, are best organized in sections or chapters and linked
together. One option is to provide a summary of each chapter in HTML and them
provide the full chapter text in PDF. That way, readers will know what the
content is about before they commit to downloading the PDF file. However GLAFEB
will still provide a link to download entire document since some readers may
prefer to print the entire document for later reading.
Highlight New Services
As new online services are added to the website,
they will be highlighted appropriately.
Before creating new information on a particular
topic, GLAFEB will determine if that same � or comparable � information already
exists on you're the GLAFEB website or on another federal public website,
including on a cross-agency portal.
The official portal of the U.S. Government, will be
use to determine whether content already exists on another website. FirstGov
maintains a list of cross-agency portals, including portals about a particular
topic or audience group. FirstGov also organizes government-wide content by
subject and provides a government-wide service.
When multiple organizations have a stake in the
same � or comparable � content, both within and across agencies, GLAFEB will
consult with the other agencies to find a way to share or coordinate content to
There may be situations where it is valuable for
the public to have information on a particular topic from different sources. In
these situations, the links will be organized to be complementary.
If GLAFEB identifies government content this is
conflicting, they contact the web content manager for those organizations so
they can reconcile the content. Above all, GLAFEB does not want to confuse the
Notification of Changes
All GLAFEB members and e-mail groups maintained by
the GLAFEB, will be notified via e-mail of new pages or significant changes to
the website. Significant changes requiring notification includes:
� Changes to an organization's root domain
� URL changes for frequently visited web
� Major changes to the navigational
structure of the website
� Website redesigns
In addition to notifying via e-mail, a notice will
be posted on the homepage informing visitors about the new design and how it
will impact their ability to find information. Since research and usability
testing indicates that full-scale website redesigns are not always as effective
in meeting the needs of customers as making incremental changes, and thus should
be undertaken after careful consideration.
GLAFEB will minimize URL changes as much as
possible. When a significant number of page URLs change at one time (for
example, as part of a redesign or conversion to an automated content management
system), they provide as many ways as possible for visitors to locate the new
Domain Name Change
If changed, a "re-direct� notice that will
automatically take visitors to the new URL will be inserted. FirstGov will also
be notified (with as much advance notice as possible), so new URL is correctly
identified in FirstGov's government-wide domain directory and in the FirstGov
Visitors will be notified when they are leaving the
website for a non-federal government website by placing an icon next to the link
and all outside links open in a new window.
Content & Link Review Procedure
Once a month GLAFEB staff will review content &
links of the entire website (last day of each month). Changes suggested by User
Survey and/or Focus Group will be made each January. Each change requested to
the website content will be documented on a Website Change Form and maintained
in the GLAFEB office. Each update to the website will include an exit date and
GLAFEB staff will visit the website on that date to ensure the time sensitive
material has been removed.
Privacy Impact Assessment
Will be conducted Quarterly.
Site Map Review
Site map will be reviewed and updated Quarterly.
Annual User Needs Survey
In June of each year a survey will be conducted
electronically to entire GLAFEB membership, survey will also be posted on the
site for the month of June to allow any site user to complete and submit to the
GLAFEB. The Survey will ask for volunteers to participate in the Focus Group
will be conducted in August of each year.
Annual Focus Group � In August of each year, a
focus group will be convened in the GLAFEB office to gather feedback on the
usefulness of the website and gather suggestions for the annual comprehensive
review and/or revision.
(Based on NARA Guidance on Managing Web Records,
All documents posted on the GLAFEB website will be
maintained as GLAFEB program records as directed by the GLAFEB Records
Management Schedule. Version of the document will be captured if minor changes
Each change in content will be documented by
completion of a Website Change Request Form, which may be submitted to the FAA
Website Manager electronically, however a paper copy will be retained in the
GLAFEB Website Records File.
Date item to be removed from website to be entered
into the Master GLAFEB calendar to ensure that the content is removed in a
timely manner. (Duration of Posting)
When major changes to the website are made, a new
site map will be made and posted at the time of major revision.
Certain files available for download from the
National Archives web site are in Portable Document Format (PDF).
PDF files require the
free Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Adobe also provides
free PDF tools for the visually impaired.
What Are PDF Files?
Portable Document Format (PDF) is a computer file
format, developed by Adobe Systems, Inc., that allows authors to exchange
documents among different computer systems, while preserving the documents'
typography and page layout.
How do I Get Started?
To read or print a file in PDF format, you must
install on your computer the Acrobat Reader program, published by Adobe Systems,
Inc. Acrobat Reader is free, and there are no restrictions on its copying or
distribution. Acrobat Reader works as a standalone application, or as a plug-in
within Netscape Navigator or MS Internet Explorer.
For detailed, up-to-date information about Acrobat
Reader or the PDF format, visit Adobe Systems Inc. at
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government web resources and services. It is the catalyst for a growing
electronic government, helping citizens navigate through the bureaucracy of
government red tape. At FirstGov.gov you can apply for benefits online, contact
a government agency, or use the Internet's most comprehensive search of
government websites�all from one easy location.
Access for People with Limited English Proficiency
The Federal Executive Board is a Federal Entity whose primary customer
are Federal employees, who are required to speak English. Therefore,
although we do not provide our web content in alternate languages. For
information and resources to assist those who visit our site with limited
English proficiency to access Federal Agency sites please visit
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