Where is the "Production Department" in the update page of a title?

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I've been using IMDb to update film titles for a "few" years now, and I never found a title file with a Production Department section. Now, I found a movie with ONE person listed under that section: [tt2238032]
Of course, when I click the Edit Page button, to edit this oddity, there's no Production Department in the page.
There's a bug somewhere, or I'm going mad for having seen so many movies.
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Digging into the datasets a little, I see there are 31 credits listed in this mysterious Production Department, and there are also a few other dubious departments that can't usually be seen: Electrical Department (6 credits), Script Department (1 credit), Archive Sound (2 credits) and Archive Footage (1257 credits - this is an archive footage department, not the usual attribute).

Given that the least popular "real" department has nearly half a million credits listed, these all look suspicious. A quick look through the jobs listed for each suggest to me that many of these credits wouldn't belong to these departments even if they did properly exist, so I suspect it's not IMDb testing, but that they've been added in error somehow.

But I can't see any way to get these departments to show up on the update form for adding or editing, even URL manipulation (such as https://contribute.imdb.com/updates?update=tt2238032:production_department.correct) is failing for me, so it'll need staff to fix them (and hopefully also preventing any future additions to these non-departments).