Note that the tables and records that make up most databases will consist of data objects representing multiple tiers.

These Data Governance Tiers guide decision making and the assignment of responsibility for individual data objects. The identity of the primary Data Stewardship Organization will be determined in part by the Data Governance Tier.

  • The Data Stewards for Universal Data are often external to the enterprise, and the Data Governance Office (DGO) of the New Jersey Office of Information Technology functions as the proxy Data Steward Organization.
  • Enterprise Data may have an administrative business unit as the Data Stewardship Organization.
  • Line-of-Business Data is likely to use a steering committee as the Data Stewardship Organization.
  • Programmatic Data remains the responsibility of a specific agency business unit, which is its Data Stewardship Organization.