Guidance Documents

Guidance Documents

Component Document Issued Posted ID Topic Overview
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) January 4, 2023 January 23, 2023 DOJ-2048091 Firearms

Many natural disasters occur with little or no warning. Whether or not advance notice is possible, the preservation of life is always paramount during any type of disaster. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) urges all persons to take steps to protect family and property by having a disaster preparedness plan in place  before any disaster occurs.

U.S. Trustee Program December 29, 2022 December 30, 2022 UST-2043196 Credit Counseling & Debtor Education (Bankruptcy)

Email to credit counseling agencies and debtor education providers concerning updated application forms.

U.S. Trustee Program December 29, 2022 December 29, 2022 UST-1317286 Credit Counseling & Debtor Education (Bankruptcy)

Appendix A to Debtor Education Application for Providers

U.S. Trustee Program December 29, 2022 December 29, 2022 UST-1317281 Credit Counseling & Debtor Education (Bankruptcy)

Debtor Education Application Instructions for Providers

U.S. Trustee Program December 29, 2022 December 29, 2022 UST-1317276 Credit Counseling & Debtor Education (Bankruptcy)

Appendix A to Credit Counseling Application for Agencies

U.S. Trustee Program December 29, 2022 December 29, 2022 UST-1317271 Credit Counseling & Debtor Education (Bankruptcy)

Credit Counseling Application for Agencies

U.S. Trustee Program December 29, 2022 December 29, 2022 UST-1317266 Credit Counseling & Debtor Education (Bankruptcy)

Credit Counseling Application Instructions for Agencies

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) December 27, 2022 December 27, 2022 DOJ-2042721 Firearms

ATF is issuing this open letter to assist the firearms industry and the public in understanding whether a “partially complete, disassembled, or nonfunctional” frame of a Polymer80, Lone Wolf, or similar semiautomatic, striker-fired pistol (sometimes generally referred to as “Glock-type” pistols) has reached a stage of manufacture...

Civil Rights Division, Civil Rights - Disability Rights Section February 15, 2022 December 20, 2022 DOJ-2041596 Civil Rights

This guidance document addresses how election officials can ensure that ballot drop boxes are accessible to voters with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Civil Rights Division, Civil Rights - Employment Litigation Section November 10, 2022 December 20, 2022 DOJ-2041641 Civil Rights, Servicemembers Initiative

This document (issued jointly with EEOC and DOL) is a resource describing federal protections from unlawful employment discrimination against servicemembers and veterans.

Civil Rights Division, Civil Rights - Housing and Civil Enforcement Section December 20, 2021 December 20, 2022 DOJ-2041666 Civil Rights, Servicemembers Initiative

This document (isused jointly with CFPB) consists of two different letters.  One letter was sent to landlords and other housing providers regarding housing protections for military tenants under the SCRA. A second letter was sent to mortgage servicers regarding protections military borrowers under the SCRA, and under the CARES Act for those who have already exited or will be exiting COVID-19 mortgage forbearance programs.

Civil Rights Division, Civil Rights - Housing and Civil Enforcement Section July 29, 2022 December 20, 2022 DOJ-2041671 Civil Rights, Servicemembers Initiative

This document (issued jointly with CFPB) is a letter reminding auto lenders and leasing companies of their responsibilities to recognize important legal protections that exist for members of the military and their dependents under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA).

Civil Rights Division, Civil Rights - Voting Section July 28, 2021 December 20, 2022 DOJ-2041681 Civil Rights

This document provides guidance regarding federal statutes the Department enforces related to voting by mail, absentee voting, and voting in person.

Civil Rights Division, Civil Rights - Voting Section July 28, 2021 December 20, 2022 DOJ-2041696 Civil Rights

This document provides information on the requirements federal law imposes on state and local governments and election officials to preserve and retain election records and the criminal penalties associated with the willful failure to comply with those requirements. This guidance document also details the statutes that prohibit the intimidation of voters and the department’s commitment to act if any person engages in actions that violate the law.

Civil Rights Division, Civil Rights - Voting Section September 1, 2021 December 20, 2022 DOJ-2041706 Civil Rights

This document discusses how the department will conduct its review of these redistricting plans and methods of electing governmental bodies to evaluate compliance with Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. The guidance document also describes how the department applies well-established case law while investigating and bringing enforcement actions under Section 2.

Civil Rights Division, Civil Rights - Voting Section July 7, 2022 December 20, 2022 DOJ-2041721 Civil Rights

This know your voting rights brochure provides information to the public on the federal laws that protect the right to vote, how to report a possible violation, and other available resources on voting rights. 

Civil Rights Division, Civil Rights - Voting Section October 4, 2022 December 20, 2022 DOJ-2041731 Civil Rights

This Spanish language version of the know your voting rights brochure provides information to the public on the federal laws that protect the right to vote, how to report a possible violation, and other available resources on voting rights.

Civil Rights Division, Civil Rights - Voting Section May 19, 2022 December 20, 2022 DOJ-2041741 Civil Rights

This document is designed to help citizens to understand how the state-by-state rules about voting after a criminal conviction could apply to them.

Civil Rights Division, Civil Rights - Educational Opportunities Section August 19, 2021 December 20, 2022 DOJ-2041746 Civil Rights

This document (issued jointly with ED-OCR) is an updated resource for families and educators on confronting discrimination based on national origin and immigration status. It recognizes that children sometimes face barriers to enrolling or participating in school because of limited English proficiency or because they or their parents or guardians are not U.S. citizens or lack immigration documentation.

Civil Rights Division, Civil Rights - Educational Opportunities Section June 23, 2021 December 20, 2022 DOJ-2041756 Civil Rights

This document (issued jointly with ED-OCR) is a resource for students and families on confronting LGBTQI+ discrimination in schools. It recognizes that in schools around the country, LGBTQI+ students have reported bullying and harassment by classmates because of their perceived or actual sexual orientation or gender identity.

Civil Rights Division, Civil Rights - Educational Opportunities Section May 10, 2021 December 20, 2022 DOJ-2041761 Civil Rights

This document (issued jointly with ED-OCR) is an updated resource for students and families on confronting COVID-19 related bullying and harassment against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students. It recognizes that in schools around the country, AAPI students have reported bullying and harassment by classmates because of their race or national origin, including their ethnicity, ancestry, and language. The resource is available in twelve AAPI languages.

Civil Rights Division, Civil Rights - Federal Coordination and Compliance Section March 31, 2022 December 20, 2022 DOJ-2041766 Civil Rights

The is a letter to all state attorneys general reminding them of legal provisions that protect transgender youth against discrimination, including when those youth seek gender-affirming care. The letter advises states that laws and policies that prevent individuals from receiving gender-affirming medical care may infringe on federal constitutional protections under the Equal Protection Clause and Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. 

Civil Rights Division, Civil Rights - Housing and Civil Enforcement Section February 22, 2022 December 20, 2022 DOJ-2041771 Civil Rights

This document is an interagency statement (with HUD, CFPB, and FHFA) regarding special purpose credit programs (SPCP) under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), and its implementing regulation, Regulation B. The statement reminds creditors of their ability to establish SPCPs to better meet the needs of underserved communities. The statement also calls attention to recent HUD guidance on SPCPs.

U.S. Trustee Program October 13, 2022 November 18, 2022 UST-2032921 Credit Counseling & Debtor Education (Bankruptcy)

Letter to debtor education providers concerning the filing of debtor education certificates with the bankruptcy courts

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) October 20, 2022 October 20, 2022 DOJ-2040786 Firearms

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) authorizes an alternate method or procedure from the provisions of Title 27, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 478.121, 478.124, 478.129, and 27 CFR 479.131 that require Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) to retain the ATF Firearms Transaction Record, Form 4473 (5300.9) (Form 4473), in a paper format.

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