06/23/2021: The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) is revising the Department of Defense Financial Management Regulation (DoD FMR), DoD 7000.14-R, in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. § 794d). This law requires that when Federal Agencies develop, procure, maintain, or use information and communication technology, individuals with disabilities (Federal employees and the public seeking information) have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to the access and use by individuals without disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency. Changes being made to the FMR for Section 508 compliance are primarily in the background and will not be visually apparent to users.
As part of this effort, the Department is improving user navigation by modernizing the FMR paragraph structure. When reading a subparagraph and a user wants to identify the beginning section/paragraph number for citation, the user must manually search for the location, page-by-page. In the new paragraph structure, the section, paragraph, and subparagraph will be visible on every page.
The revised chapters will be published in groups according to their volume number. During the transition period, users will see both the old and new paragraph structure until all chapters are reissued. The internal references to FMR sections/paragraph numbers within the text will be highlighted and corrected to the new structure after all chapters are completed and reissued.
We appreciate your patience during the transition. The Department is committed to making the FMR accessible to individuals with disabilities and improving its overall usage for the DoD financial management community.
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