NAICS Code 92 - Public Administration
NAICS Code 92 Description
The Public Administration sector consists of establishments of federal, state, and local government agencies that administer, oversee, and manage public programs and have executive, legislative, or judicial authority over other institutions within a given area. These agencies also set policy, create laws, adjudicate civil and criminal legal cases, provide for public safety and for national defense. In general, government establishments in the Public Administration sector oversee governmental programs and activities that are not performed by private establishments. Establishments in this sector typically are engaged in the organization and financing of the production of public goods and services, most of which are provided for free or at prices that are not economically significant. Government establishments also engage in a wide range of productive activities covering not only public goods and services but also individual goods and services similar to those produced in sectors typically identified with private-sector establishments. In general, ownership is not a criterion for classification in NAICS. Therefore, government establishments engaged in the production of private-sector-like goods and services should be classified in the same industry as private-sector establishments engaged in similar activities. As a practical matter, it is difficult to identify separate establishment detail for many government agencies. To the extent that separate establishment records are available, the administration of governmental programs is classified in NAICS Code - 92 Public Administration, while the operation of that same governmental program is classified elsewhere in NAICS based on the activities performed. For example, the governmental administrative authority for an airport is classified in NAICS Code - 92612 Regulation and Administration of Transportation Programs, while operating the airport is classified in NAICS Code - 48811 Airport Operations. When separate records for multi-establishment companies are not available to distinguish between the administration of a governmental program and the operation of it, the establishment is classified in NAICS Code - 92 Public Administration. Examples of government-provided goods and services that are classified in sectors other than Public Administration include: schools, classified in NAICS Code - 61 Educational Services; hospitals, classified in NAICS Code - 622 Hospitals; establishments operating transportation facilities, classified in Sector 48-49, Transportation and Warehousing; the operation of utilities, classified in NAICS Code - 22 Utilities; and the Government Printing Office, classified in NAICS Code - 323 Printing and Related Support Activities.
Industry SectorPublic Administration
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Subcategories (more specific)
- 921 - Executive, Legislative, and Other General Government Support
- 922 - Justice, Public Order, and Safety Activities
- 923 - Administration of Human Resource Programs
- 924 - Administration of Environmental Quality Programs
- 925 - Administration of Housing Programs, Urban Planning, and Community Development
- 926 - Administration of Economic Programs
- 927 - Space Research and Technology
- 928 - National Security and International Affairs
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- International Rescue Commonwealth Inc
- Department of Early Education And Care
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- Virginia Parole Board
- Osu A And M Board of Regents
- Social Security Administration
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- South Carolina Department Correction Cnteen
- U.S. Army Watervliet Arsenal
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