Paperwork reduction (61 - 70 of 70 items)
Department of Agriculture Needs Leadership in Managing Its Information Resources
CED-81-116: Published: Jun 19, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1981.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) computer and information system resources. It also evaluated the USDA automatic data processing (ADP) organization and structure, management functions, and security activities.Although many problems have been identified in the USDA management and use of information resources, little has...
Need for Better Policy and Control Over Public Information Requests
GGD-81-70: Published: Jul 8, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1981.
In July 1980, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requested that its generic clearance be extended to July 1983. Because of a dramatic increase in the estimated reporting burden, GAO reviewed the NRC controls over information requests made under its generic clearance; other information requests made by NRC program offices were analyzed. The NRC policy related to the use of and control over inf...
Independent Regulatory Agencies Can Reduce Paperwork Burden on Industry
AFMD-81-70: Published: Jul 7, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1981.
GAO reviewed the progress being made by the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), and the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) in reducing the accounting and financial reporting burden on industries that they regulate. The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980 was enacted to impr...
Comments on H.R. 316
B-202303: Published: Jun 18, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1981.
By congressional request, GAO commented on H.R. 316. The intent of this bill is to protect individuals and businesses against untimely Government regulatory enforcement with respect to their otherwise private business or personal endeavors. The bill would provide a uniform 4-year limit on the time that any agency could require a person to retain records. While GAO believes that reducing records re...
Views of GAO on the Information Resources Management Principles Established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980
115376: May 20, 1981
The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980 is landmark legislation with tremendous potential for improving the Federal Government's information management activities. As an early supporter of the Act, GAO participated extensively in efforts leading to its passage. While the legislation initially stemmed from a growing concern about paperwork burdens imposed on the public, during the legislative process C...
GAO Role in Making Information Management Work
115127: May 5, 1981
The role of GAO was discussed in implementing the information resources management principles established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980. GAO participated extensively in the efforts leading to passage of the Act and plans to continue its efforts to aid in its implementation, consistent with the wishes of Congress. While the legislation initially stemmed from a growing concern about the bur...
Federal Records Management: A History of Neglect
PLRD-81-2: Published: Feb 24, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1981.
GAO reviewed the status of records management in the Federal Government and recent legislation which should promote needed improvements. GAO made this review because of the size of the annual cost of federal records and the large potential for dollar savings. Records management includes various managerial activities related to the creation, maintenance, use, and disposition of records.The agency w...
Comments on H.R. 6410
B-182087: Published: Mar 3, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1980.
The most important benefit from H.R. 6410, a paperwork reduction bill, will be improvements in Federal information management. GAO believes that effective implementation of the bill will provide the basis for long-term improvements. It provides, for the first time, the statutory authority, the responsibility, and the fixed accountability for Government-wide information management in the Office of...
H.R. 6410, the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980
111525: Feb 7, 1980
Proposed legislation, H.R. 6410, would create a central office in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) responsible for setting Government-wide information policies and for providing oversight for the agencies' information management activities. The activities covered by the bill include reports clearance and paperwork control, statistics, privacy, automatic data processing, telecommunications...