Public employee directories are records of contact details for government staff. Each member of an agency or department must submit contact information, such as name and email address, to the relevant personnel directory. Some workers make available additional details such as their social media accounts. Employee directories are useful to people who want to contact government employees. Directories also make it easier for other government workers to contact each other. Almost every agency has a directory. This includes all federal, state, county and city departments.
The principal type of public employee directories depends on the agency structure and its geographic scope. Cities and towns have individual staff directories, including contact information about officials from municipal departments. Counties maintain separate county staff directories, while each state maintains a larger, more complete employee directory. On a national level, the A-Z Index of United States Government Departments and Agencies contains a comprehensive listing of federal employees down to the local level.