Making A Difference
Impact Summary Reports
- 2012 - Year in Review
- Beef Systems
- Learning Child
- Guardianship/Conservator Training Program
- Crops - Youth Programming
- Agricultural Economics
- Cropping Systems Productivity
- Food, Nutrition & Health
- Agriculture Water Management
- Animal Manure Management
- Water Climate Environment - Community
- Business Ventures and Innovation
- ECAP - Entrepreneurial Communities
- ESI and Beyond
- NACO Institute of Excellence
Policies & Procedures - Miscellaneous
- Policy on Collecting Information or Answering Questionnaires
- Policy on Mailing Lists
- Policy on Probation/Termination
Extension staff receiving requests to complete questionnaires or conduct surveys for agencies or organizations should refer such requests to the Unit Administrator for approval.
This policy is intended to protect staff from time consuming activities which might have little relevancy to their job responsibilities or might have an adverse effect on University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension's position as an educational organization.
Policy Statement 81-03
February 27, 1989
Revised February 1999
It has been policy of long standing that requests for mailing lists by individuals, by commercial companies or agencies be referred to the Unit Administrator's office. The reasons for this policy are:
- U.S.D.A. regulations prohibit the release of lists of Extension clientele to other agencies, where they may become the basis for enforcement or selections.
- It is not compatible with the mission of University of Nebraska–Lincoln Extension to engage in an activity which has the potential of being viewed as promoting a particular product or service.
Supplying a mailing list to an individual or a business may result in solicitation or product promotion, and could have a negative effect on the UNL Extension/client relationship.
If appropriate, the Extension office could volunteer to direct the information to a specific mailing list through a normal newsletter mailing.
Distribution of Mailing Lists
Mailing lists comprise a system of records established to assist in carrying out the various programs of UNL Extension. These mailing lists are for the sole use of Extension personnel and shall not be furnished directly or indirectly to any other person, firm, association, or Federal Government agency. The release of these lists could adversely affect the credibility of UNL Extension within the community. Mailing lists are notFederal records and, therefore, not covered by the Federal Freedom of Information of Privacy Acts that pertain to Federal records. This longstanding policy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture is based in part on 18 U.S.C. 1902, 7 U.S.C. 472, 7 U.S.C. 1373 (c), and Title 7 C.F.R., Part O, Subtitle A, Subpart B, which provides: "Lists of names of farmers, business people, or employees that may be available in the Department shall not be released to anyone unless it is determined that such release is required by the Freedom of Information Act. Lists of manufacturers, dealers, breeders, etc., shall not be furnished so as to imply that the Department endorses certain firms to the possible detriment of others, or that the lists necessarily include all dealers of a certain line."
Using Mailing Lists to Mail Material for Other Federal Government Agencies
Discretion should be exercised in determining whether to mail for another Federal Government agency using UNL Extension mailing lists. Factors to be considered are propriety and nature of material, responsibility for total costs of the mailing, including how the agency will provide the postage, etc. The foregoing in no way implies furnishing lists to other agencies for their use.
Revised May 1990
Revised February 1999