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Congressional Review Act: Update on Implementation and Coordination
T-OGC-98-55: Published: Jun 17, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1998.
GAO discussed its experience in fulfilling its responsibilities under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) and its efforts to coordinate implementation of the Act with the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA).GAO noted that: (1) under CRA two types of rules, major and nonmajor, must be submitted to both Houses of Congress and GAO before either can tak...
Congressional Review Act: Implementation and Coordination
T-OGC-98-38: Published: Mar 10, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1998.
GAO discussed its experience in fulfilling its responsibilities under the Congressional Review Act (CRA).GAO noted that: (1) its primary role under the CRA is to provide Congress with a report on each major rule concerning GAO's assessment of the promulgating federal agency's compliance with the procedural steps required by various acts and Executive orders governing the regulatory process; (2) th...
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...
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...
Extending the Authorization of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980
123816: Apr 4, 1984
GAO discussed the reauthorization of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980, the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) implementation of the act, and a proposal to amend the act. GAO believes that OMB has made significant progress in implementing the act. OMB has issued a 5-year automatic data processing (ADP) and telecommunications plan which it believes will bring about effective ADP and telecomm...
Oversight and Reauthorization of the Paperwork Reduction Act
121311: May 6, 1983
GAO discussed the oversight and reauthorization of the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has made some progress toward implementing the act, especially in the area of reducing Federal paperwork burdens; however, it has fallen behind schedule in meeting statutory milestones for completing other task requirements. GAO believes that OMB needs to provide stronger leade...
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...
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...
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...