Paperwork reduction (51 - 60 of 70 items)
The Department of Labor Has Not Adequately Controlled Office of Job Corps Information Collection Activities
GGD-82-100: Published: Sep 22, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1982.
GAO reviewed the Department of Labor's Office of Job Corps to determine whether it was carrying out its information collection activities in accordance with the policies and procedures established by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980. The review was part of a recently completed survey of education-related reporting requirements imposed on the public by federal agencies.GAO found 56 reporting and...
The OMB Efforts To Develop and Augment the Federal Information Locator System Have Not Met Congressional Expectations
GGD-82-76: Published: Jun 17, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) efforts to develop the Federal Information Locator System (FILS).OMB did not develop and have the FILS operational by the April 1, 1982, deadline. The factors contributing to the deadline's not being met included: (1) Congress not appropriating the funds needed to develop and operate the FILS in fiscal ye...
Impact of the Paperwork Reduction Act on the Internal Revenue Service's Ability To Administer the Tax Laws
GGD-82-90: Published: Jul 6, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1982.
Concern was expressed that section 202 of the proposed Taxpayer Compliance Improvement Act of 1982 would exempt the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from key provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980. GAO was requested to analyze the impact of the Paperwork Act on the ability of IRS to administer the tax laws, particularly the Taxpayer Compliance Improvement Act. The analysis was directed to...
Problems in Managing and Planning of Information Resources Persist at the Army Corps of Engineers
CED-82-28: Published: Jun 9, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1982.
GAO was asked to review the Army Corps of Engineers' effectiveness in planning, acquiring, managing, and using information resources, specifically automatic data processing (ADP).The Corps has become increasingly dependent on information resources, including computers and telecommunications, software systems, and personnel, to accomplish its mission and program objectives. However, the agency has...
Implementation of the Paperwork Reduction Act Public Law 96-511
118827: Apr 14, 1982
In testimony before a congressional subcommittee, GAO stated that progress toward achieving the Paperwork Reduction Act's objectives has been slow. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has failed to provide the forceful leadership and guidance needed to create the momentum for timely and effective implementation. Although OMB has successfully effected paperwork reduction in many areas of the...
The Treasury Department and Its Bureaus Can Better Plan for and Control Computer Resources
GGD-82-9: Published: Feb 22, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1982.
GAO reviewed the Department of the Treasury's and its bureaus' use of computer resources in achieving their missions. The objectives of the review were to: (1) evaluate how effectively these resources are managed by Treasury and its bureaus; (2) determine if they could be better used; and (3) recommend improvements where needed.Treasury has lacked an effective means of implementing policies and pr...
Potential Impact of National Archives and Records Service Budget Reductions
GGD-82-10: Published: Jan 18, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1982.
GAO was asked to review the potential impact of proposed fiscal year 1983 budget cuts at the National Archives and Records Service's (NARS) Office of Records and Information Management.In response to a directive from the Administrator of General Services, the Archivist of the United States proposed a reduction of over 50 percent in the appropriated portion of the Office of Records and Information...
Views on the Limitation on Government Recordkeeping Requirements and Actions Act of 1981 and Federal Records Retention Policies
117011: Dec 9, 1981
GAO presented its views on H.R. 316 and Federal records retention policies, including the potential impact of proposed budget reductions at NARS. H.R. 316 would provide a uniform 4-year limit on the time an agency could require a person to retain records and would preclude an agency from requiring a person to maintain, prepare, or produce any record, other than a record relating to a dangerous mat...
Audit and Management Responsibilities for the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980
116775: Nov 19, 1981
The paperwork burden on the public places a high cost on the economy, individual businesses, public and private institutions, the general public, and the Federal Government. The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980 is the first piece of legislation that deals with the need for comprehensive management of information and related resources within the Federal Government on a broad and integrated scale. Th...
Implementation of the Paperwork Reduction Act
116697: Oct 21, 1981
Comments were presented on the GAO evaluation of the effectiveness with which the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980 has been implemented. The work has not proceeded smoothly. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has denied GAO access to documents and information essential to reaching a full understanding of its processes and an assessment of its efforts. However, GAO found that progress has bee...