Please enter or select the Originator of the Authority Document.

The Originator is the organization from which the document originated, but not necessarily the author of the Authority Document.

For example, the "authors" of the Sarbanes Oxley Act are Sen. Sarbanes and Rep. Oxley. However, the bill itself originated in the US Senate, so you would enter "US Senate" as the originator.

New Originators

For all Bills, Acts, Regulations, and Statutes the Originator will be the legislative body or equivalent of the country.

Legislative Bodies

Perform an Internet search to find what the name of the Country, Province, or Territory's legislative body is.

example
Country/Province
legislative body
Alberta, Canada Legislative Assembly of Alberta

various US Governmental bodies

Write US before the name of the governmental organization when United States, America, or variations of is not a part of the name of the organization.

example
Incorrect
Correct
Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) US Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Consumer Finance Protection Bureau

US Consumer Finance Protection Bureau

Challenges

Multiple name cases

When you see the name of an Originator written multiple ways on their website, go to the 'about us' section (or equivalent) of the Originator's website or look at the copy right. Go by what is written in either of those spots.

/ slashes

Replace any / in a name with of.

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