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Paperwork Reduction Act: New Approaches Can Strengthen Information Collection and Reduce Burden
GAO-06-477T: Published: Mar 8, 2006. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 2006.
Americans spend billions of hours each year providing information to federal agencies by filling out forms, surveys, or questionnaires. A major aim of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) is to minimize the burden that these information collections impose on the public, while maximizing their public benefit. Under the act, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is to approve all such collections....
Paperwork Reduction Act: New Approach May Be Needed to Reduce Government Burden on Public
GAO-05-424: Published: May 20, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2005.
Americans spend billions of hours each year providing information to federal agencies by filling out information collections (forms, surveys, or questionnaires). A major aim of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) is to balance the burden of these collections with their public benefit. Under the act, agencies' Chief Information Officers (CIO) are responsible for reviewing information collections befo...
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...
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...
Paperwork Reduction: Mixed Effects on Agency Decision Processes and Data Availability
PEMD-89-20: Published: Sep 7, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) efforts to minimize the burden that information requests placed on the public, focusing on: (1) how OMB handled agency requests for data collection and the timeliness and technical adequacy of its reviews; (2) how OMB policies and practices influenced agencies' decisions to gather information; and (3) the...
Paperwork Reduction: Little Real Burden Change in Recent Years
PEMD-89-19FS: Published: Jun 14, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the burden of federal paperwork on respondents, focusing on: (1) how the paperwork burden changed over time; (2) the factors that accounted for any changes; (3) the different effects on some groups; and (4) the reasons for any changes in data collection.GAO found that: (1) there was a 27-percent increase in reported paperwork hour...
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...
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...