OLC Major Information Systems

OLC Major Information Systems

TITLE:  Perceptive Search (formerly ISYS)

ACRONYM: 

ORIGINATOR:
          Department/Agency Name:  U.S. Department of Justice
          Major Organization Subdivision:  Office of Legal Counsel
          Minor Organization Subdivision:
          Name of Unit:
          Street Address:  950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.
          City:  Washington
          State:  D.C.
          Zip Code:  20530
          Country:  United States
          Hours of Service:
          Telephone:
          FAX:
          E-Mail Address:

ABSTRACT:  Perceptive Search is an internal computer database that allows Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) personnel to locate documents prepared by OLC from 1945 to the present.

PURPOSE:  Perceptive Search is used as a research tool when new documents are being prepared.  It is also used to locate documents requested by other offices or agencies or pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act.  Word searches are done to identify documents.

ACCESS CONSTRAINTS:  Perceptive Search is available only to OLC personnel; however, OLC opinions in the Perceptive Search database that have been published are available on OLC’s Opinions page; in paper form; and on HeinOnline, LEXIS, and Westlaw.

USE CONSTRAINTS:  Perceptive Search is restricted to OLC personnel for official business.

AGENCY PROGRAM:  The Office of Legal Counsel assists the Attorney General in his function as legal advisor to the President and all the Executive Branch agencies.  The Office drafts legal opinions of the Attorney General and also provides its own written opinions and oral advice in response to requests from the Counsel to the President, the various agencies of the Executive Branch, and offices within the Department.  All executive orders and proclamations proposed to be issued by the President are reviewed by OLC for form and legality.  In addition to serving as, in effect, outside counsel for the other agencies of the Executive Branch, the OLC also functions as general counsel for the Department.

SOURCES OF DATA:  The information contained in Perceptive Search consists of documents prepared by OLC.

RESPONSIBLE OFFICE FOR DISTRIBUTING INFORMATION (if different from originator):
          Department/Agency Name:
          Major Organization Subdivision:
          Minor Organization Subdivision:
          Name of Unit:
          Street Address:
          City:
          State:
          Zip Code:
          Country:
          Hours of Service:
          Telephone:
          FAX:
          E-Mail Address:

ORDER PROCESS:  Requests for information should be submitted in writing to the office listed as the “originator.”

OFFICE OF CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION (if different from originator):
         Department/Agency Name:
         Major Organization Subdivision:
         Minor Organization Subdivision:
         Name of Unit:
         Street Address:
         City:
         State:
         Zip Code:
         Country:
         Hours of Service:
         Telephone:
         FAX:
         E-Mail Address:

Updated January 7, 2015

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