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Environmental Information: EPA Is Taking Steps to Improve Information Management, but Challenges Remain
RCED-99-261: Published: Sep 17, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) information management systems, focusing on: (1) recent initiatives designed to help EPA improve the accuracy, completeness, and compatibility of its data; (2) the impact of data gaps and inconsistencies on EPA's ability to evaluate and report on the results of its programs under the Government Performa...
Paperwork Reduction Act: Burden Increases and Unauthorized Information Collections
T-GGD-99-78: Published: Apr 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the implementation of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA).GAO noted that: (1) GAO's reports and testimonies all indicate that federal paperwork burden estimates have increased dramatically since the PRA was first enacted in 1980, although some of that increase is due to changes in measurement techniques; (2) agencies' burden estimates have continued...
Paperwork Reduction Act: Implementation at IRS
GGD-99-4: Published: Nov 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on how the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) has been implemented at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), focusing on: (1) the extent to which IRS' paperwork burden estimates contribute to the governmentwide estimate, and the extent to which those estimates have changed over time; (2) factors that IRS believes affect its estimates; and (3) I...
Regulatory Management: Implementation of Selected OMB Responsibilities Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
GGD-98-120: Published: Jul 9, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 7, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) has implemented selected responsibilities assigned to it by the 1995 Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), focusing on: (1) how OIRA reviews and controls paperwork; (2) OIRA's oversight of federal information resources management (IRM) activities; and (3) how OIRA keeps Congress and congressional...
Paperwork Reduction: Information on OMB's and Agencies' Actions
GGD-97-143R: Published: Jun 25, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO answered questions on the implementation of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.GAO noted that: (1) by setting a goal of 25 percent reduction in paperwork burden by the end of fiscal year 1998, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has taken some steps to achieve the goals described in the Paperwork Reduction Act; (2) however, because OMB has not inform...
Paperwork Reduction: Governmentwide Goals Unlikely to Be Met
T-GGD-97-114: Published: Jun 4, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1997.
GAO updated its testimony regarding the implementation of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, as amended, focusing on: (1) the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) efforts to fulfill its responsibilities under the act, particularly its responsibility for establishing and overseeing governmentwide and agency-specific paperwork reduction goals; (2) the likelihood of the government and particular...
Statistical Agencies: A Comparison of the U.S. and Canadian Statistical Systems
GGD-96-142: Published: Aug 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the decentralized federal statistical system to Canada's centralized statistical system, focusing on differences in the: (1) systems' organizational and budget structures; (2) systems' legal frameworks that govern privacy concerns, data confidentiality, and data sharing; and (3) position and authority of the chief statisticians of the United States...
Paperwork Reduction: Burden Reduction Goal Unlikely To Be Met
T-GGD/RCED-96-186: Published: Jun 5, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 1996.
GAO discussed governmentwide implementation of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and three federal agencies' actions to implement the act. GAO noted that: (1) between 1980 and 1995, reported governmentwide paperwork burden hours increased from about 1.5 billion to 6.9 billion; (2) the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) accounts for most of the federal paperwork burden; (3) IRS accounted for a three...
Environmental Protection: Assessing EPA's Progress in Paperwork Reduction
T-RCED-96-107: Published: Mar 21, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1996.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to reduce the paperwork burden associated with environmental reporting and recordkeeping. GAO noted that: (1) EPA identified about 18 million hours of paperwork reduction burdens and needed to identify another 2 million hours to reach its goal of a 25-percent reduction in paperwork burdens; (2) two EPA offices accounted for the majo...
IRM-RCED Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1994-96
IAP-95-17: Published: Aug 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1995.
GAO provided information on its Information Resources Management (IRM)-Resources, Community, and Economic Development issue area plan for fiscal years 1994 through 1996.GAO plans to: (1) evaluate the Federal Aviation Agency's Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System and Oceanic Automation System; (2) assess the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) implementation of its Modernization of Admini...