This presentation outlines the difference between open access and public access mandates and the history and current state of federal public access mandates. This presentation reviews the common components of federal agency public access compliance plans and provides resources for identifying the plans applicable to various funding agencies. Also discussed are the complexities and the potential for administrative burden associated with federal public access compliance and Notre Dame’s experience with the implementation of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) public access policy. Presented by Liz Rulli, Associate Vice President for Research, University of Notre Dame, Kathie L. Olsen, Ph.D. Founder & Managing Director, ScienceWorks Int, LLC, with special thanks to Jasmine Collins, Graduate Assistant, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, September 30, 2016, “Rigor and Relevance in Scholarly Publishing - New Realities, New Metrics, New Methods and What it Means for You”.