Paperwork reduction (21 - 30 of 70 items)
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...
Agencies' Strategic Plans Under GPRA: Key Questions to Facilitate Congressional Review (Version 1)
GGD-10.1.16: Published: May 1, 1997. Publicly Released: May 1, 1997.
GAO published an initial set of key questions to facilitate congressional consultations on agencies' strategic plans under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) and to help Congress determine how those plans can be improved to better support congressional and agency decisionmaking...
Defense IRM: Investments at Risk for DOD Computer Centers
AIMD-97-39: Published: Apr 4, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Department of Defense's (DOD) plans to consolidate, outsource, and modernize its computer center operations; and (2) whether DOD has an effective framework in place for making and executing these decisions. GAO did not validate the accuracy of the information provided by DOD on the numbers and costs of computer centers, the alternative ana...
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...
Paperwork Reduction Act: Reauthorization Can Strengthen Government's Management of Information and Technology
T-AIMD/GGD-95-80: Published: Feb 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1995.
GAO discussed draft legislation reauthorizing the Paperwork Reduction Act, focusing on the government's role in limiting the paperwork burden on individuals and businesses. GAO noted that: (1) most federal agencies have invested in costly information systems that have produced minimal operational improvements; (2) federal agencies still lack the essential information to manage programs, control co...
Paperwork Reduction: Reported Burden Hour Increases Reflect New Estimates, Not Actual Changes
PEMD-94-3: Published: Dec 6, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 5, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the burden of federal paperwork, focusing on: (1) the changes in paperwork burden between 1987 and 1992; (2) the factors that contribute to changes in paperwork burden; (3) how some groups have been affected by information collections; and (4) the reasons for information collection changes.GAO found that: (1) between 1987 and 1992, t...
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...
Federal Information Resources Management Act (S. 1742)
T-IMTEC-90-3: Published: Feb 21, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1990.
GAO discussed proposed legislation and recent activities regarding federal paperwork reduction and comprehensive information management. GAO noted that: (1) the proposed legislation would encourage effective information management by directing each agency's chief information official to establish formal training programs; (2) federal agencies needed to adopt a strategic approach in developing info...
Paperwork Clearance: It's Time For a Change
T-PEMD-90-6: Published: Oct 12, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 1989.
GAO discussed the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) reviews, pursuant to paperwork reduction legislation, of agencies' requests to collect information. GAO noted that OMB: (1) annually received between 3,000 to 4,000 agency information collection requests; (2) implemented regulations for submitting information collection requests and developed a formal review and notification process, but ty...