Records management (1 - 10 of 11 items)
Small Business Administration: Agency Has Controls to Comply with Paperwork Reduction Act but Could Improve Accessibility and Consistency of Disaster Loan Information
GAO-17-67: Published: Nov 21, 2016. Publicly Released: Nov 21, 2016.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) process for complying with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) includes a number of controls to help disaster business loan forms comply with the act and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requirements (see figure). For example, SBA has a standard operating procedure that documents its clearance process; a requirement to solicit public comments; and a requi...
Relation of Independent Regulatory Agencies to Paperwork Reduction Program
B-180224: Published: Apr 19, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1984.
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More Guidance and Controls Needed Over Federal Recordkeeping Requirements Imposed on the Public
GGD-83-42: Published: Apr 28, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1983.
GAO reviewed compliance with a provision of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980, which requires the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to develop standards relating to federally imposed record retention requirements, to determine whether the government has acted to reduce the impact of those requirements.GAO found that some businesses are confused about the length of time they must keep records...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...