Circular No. A-1
August 7, 1952
TO THE HEADS
OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND ESTABLISHMENTS
of the Budget's System of Circulars and Bulletins to Executive
Departments and Establishments
of Communications. This revision of Circular No. A-1, which
replaces and rescinds Circular No. A-1 Revised, dated August 3,
1948, describes the Bureau's system of Circulars and Bulletins which
are employed to communicate various instructions and information
to the executive departments and establishments. The Circular series
is used when the nature of the subject matter is of continuing effect.
The Bulletin series is used when the subject matter requires single
or one-time action by the departments or establishments or is of
a transitory nature.
Circulars are identified by the letter "A" and a number. When an
instruction needs to be revised, the pertinent Circular will be
re-issued with the same number and a new date. When the subject
matter of a Circular is of such a nature as to require frequent
changes in order to keep it current, revised pages may be re-issued
in lieu of re-issuing the entire set of instructions in a Circular.
These changes will be promulgated as a part of or attached to transmittal
memorandums which will be numbered chronologically and identified
by the Circular number.
Bulletins are issued in an annual series, numbered in chronological
order. The last two numerals of the fiscal year of issuance are
used to indicate the annual series; for example, Bulletin No. 53-1
is the first Bulletin issued in fiscal year 1953.
for Use of Circulars and Bulletins. The terms "departments and
establishments" used in the Circular and Bulletin series include
any executive department, independent commission, board, bureau,
office, agency, Government-owned or controlled corporation, or other
establishment of the Government, including regulatory commission
or board, and also the municipal government of the District of Columbia,
but do not include the legislative and judicial branches of Government.
of any Circular or Bulletin, except as otherwise specifically provided
in any given Circular or Bulletin, shall be observed by every such
department or establishment insofar as the subject matter pertains
to the affairs of such department or establishment.
Circulars and Bulletins are distributed only to heads of executive
departments and establishments, their budget officers, and agency
officials who have been authorized by the heads of departments and
establishments to receive them.
Regulations. Attention is also directed to the Budget-Treasury
Regulations, issued jointly by the Bureau of the Budget and the
Treasury Department, which are promulgated independently of the
Circular and Bulletin series of the Bureau of the Budget.
FREDERICK J. LAWTON
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