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Information Management: Implementation of the Freedom of Information Act
GAO-05-648T: Published: May 11, 2005. Publicly Released: May 11, 2005.
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) establishes that federal agencies must provide the public with access to government information, thus enabling them to learn about government operations and decisions. To help ensure appropriate implementation, the act requires that agencies report annually to the Attorney General, providing specific information about their FOIA operations. GAO has reported pr...
Information Management: Update on Freedom of Information Act Implementation Status
GAO-04-257: Published: Feb 18, 2004. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 2004.
Based on principles of openness and accountability in government, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) establishes that federal agencies must provide the public with access to government information, thus enabling them to learn about government operations and decisions. To ensure appropriate implementation of FOIA, Congress requires that agencies report annually to the Attorney General informatio...
EPA Paperwork: Burden Estimate Increasing Despite Reduction Claims
GGD-00-59: Published: Mar 16, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) paperwork burden, focusing on: (1) the general dimensions of EPA's paperwork requirements and the agency's progress toward reducing the burden that those requirements impose; (2) the process that EPA used to develop paperwork burden-hour estimates for its largest information collections as...
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...