Federal agencies (21 - 27 of 27 items)
Paperwork Reduction Act: Record Increase in Agencies' Burden Estimates
GAO-03-619T: Published: Apr 11, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 2003.
The Paperwork Reduction Act requires federal agencies to minimize the paperwork burden they impose on the public. The act also requires agencies to obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) before collecting covered information. GAO examined changes during the past fiscal year in federal agencies' paperwork burden estimates and their causes, focusing on the Internal Revenue Se...
The American Community Survey: Accuracy and Timeliness Issues
GAO-02-956R: Published: Sep 30, 2002. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 2002.
GAO has reviewed several major issues associated with the proposed full implementation of the American Community Survey (ACS) by the Bureau of the Census for 2003. If the ACS is approved, this mandatory mail survey would cost from $120 to $150 million a year, and would require responses from a sample of 3 million households to some 60 to 70 questions. The ACS would replace the decennial census lon...
Paperwork Reduction: Agency Responses to Recent Court Decisions
PEMD-93-5: Published: Feb 3, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how agencies interpreted and responded to a Supreme Court decision on the paperwork clearance process, focusing on: (1) what guidance agencies received and what criteria they used to determine whether an information collection request (ICR) met information collection and disclosure requirements; (2) how broadly agencies interpreted the court decisi...
Observations on Collection and Dissemination of Scientific, Technical, and Engineering Information
GGD-76-66: Published: Mar 19, 1976. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Records Management: A Blueprint for Tomorrow
094698: Oct 9, 1978
The amount of internal Government paperwork; the amount of paperwork required of business, State and local governments, and individuals; and the need for preserving individual privacy in Federal records systems were discussed. New technologies and greater demand for personal information by Federal agencies have raised serious questions regarding the potential for invasion of individual privacy. Co...
Improvements Still Needed in Fulfilling Federal Reports Act Responsibilities
GGD-77-38: Published: May 25, 1977. Publicly Released: May 25, 1977.
Problems have been encountered by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and by the Department of Labor (DOL) in fulfilling their responsibilities under the Federal Reports Act.A lack of information and staff limitations preclude the Office from adequately assessing the need for data proposed for collection and data collected by federal agencies. The Office is developing a "key word" vocabulary...