Many agencies have begun publishing numerous OMB control numbers as amendments to existing regulations in the CFR. These OMB numbers are placed as close as possible to the applicable recordkeeping or reporting requirements. This article was published in: Library Trends, Vol 48, No. 2, Fall 1999, pp. 379-409. It is mounted on the Library of Congress web site with the agreement of the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science, publisher of Library Trends.
Gifts having a value of less than $10 do not count toward the annual limit. The other 23 categories of acceptable gifts are descriptive categories, not tied to any specific dollar figure. Among those categories are, for example, informational materials, commemorative items, and free attendance at certain kinds of events. What is a Gift?