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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...
Information Dissemination: Cost of Mailing Environmental Impact Statement for Super Collider
GGD-89-104: Published: Jul 28, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Energy's (DOE) decisions and actions in distributing the final environmental impact statement for the superconducting super collider, focusing on whether the printing and distribution expenses of the 8,000-page statement to almost 17,000 recipients was necessary to comply with federal regulations.GAO found that: (1) DOE issued a f...
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...
Federal Statistics: Merchandise Trade Statistics--Some Observations
OCE-89-1BR: Published: Apr 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1989.
GAO analyzed the nation's foreign trade statistics system, focusing on: (1) the timeliness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness of merchandise trade statistics; (2) possible shortcomings in the trade statistics collection and reporting system; and (3) possible areas of improvement.GAO found that: (1) variations in processing lags from month to month, from port to port, and between exports and imports...
Information Management: Criteria for Assessing Agency Performance Are Limited
IMTEC-87-43BR: Published: Sep 24, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the effectiveness of actions federal agencies have taken to implement the Paperwork Reduction Act's information resources management requirements.GAO found that: (1) some federal agencies continue to have information resources management problems; and (2) agency criteria for compliance focus on specific agency responsibilities described in the act...
Arms Exports: Licensing Reviews for Exporting Military Items Can Be Improved
NSIAD-87-211: Published: Sep 9, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's Office of Munition Control's (OMC) arms export licensing activities and procedures and identified actions OMC took to cope with its increased work load.GAO found that OMC: (1) approved about 90 percent of the license applications it acted on; (2) acted on 80 percent in less than a month; and (3) did not routinely check...
Information Management: Status of Formerly Approved Paperwork Requests
IMTEC-87-22: Published: Jun 16, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the extent to which federal agencies are not complying with provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980 that concern reviewing and renewing information collection requests.GAO noted that: (1) an information collection request is an agency request for the public to provide information, or to maintain certain kinds of records...
[Comments on H.R. 3887]
B-221953: Published: Jun 24, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on H.R. 3887, which would require that the President's annual budget include information on the accuracy of inflation estimates with respect to the prior year's budget. The Department of Defense (DOD) Authorization Act currently requires DOD to submit several reports to Congress on excess funds attributable to inflation savings. GAO found that nei...
Exemption of FEC From the Current Provisions of the Federal Reports Act
B-182087: Published: Jul 24, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
GAO considered the advantages and disadvantages of continuing the recent exemption of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) from the paperwork control process required by the Reports Act. Recent legislation has shifted the responsibility for review of FEC forms from the Comptroller General to Congress. If neither house of Congress disapproves the forms within 10 legislative days after submission,...