Paperwork reduction (11 - 20 of 46 items)
Paperwork Reduction Act: Implementation at IRS
GGD-99-4: Published: Nov 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on how the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) has been implemented at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), focusing on: (1) the extent to which IRS' paperwork burden estimates contribute to the governmentwide estimate, and the extent to which those estimates have changed over time; (2) factors that IRS believes affect its estimates; and (3) I...
Regulatory Management: Implementation of Selected OMB Responsibilities Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
GGD-98-120: Published: Jul 9, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 7, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) has implemented selected responsibilities assigned to it by the 1995 Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), focusing on: (1) how OIRA reviews and controls paperwork; (2) OIRA's oversight of federal information resources management (IRM) activities; and (3) how OIRA keeps Congress and congressional...
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: 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 Reduction: Burden Reduction Goal Unlikely To Be Met
T-GGD/RCED-96-186: Published: Jun 5, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 1996.
GAO discussed governmentwide implementation of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, and three federal agencies' actions to implement the act. GAO noted that: (1) between 1980 and 1995, reported governmentwide paperwork burden hours increased from about 1.5 billion to 6.9 billion; (2) the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) accounts for most of the federal paperwork burden; (3) IRS accounted for a three...
Environmental Protection: Assessing EPA's Progress in Paperwork Reduction
T-RCED-96-107: Published: Mar 21, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1996.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to reduce the paperwork burden associated with environmental reporting and recordkeeping. GAO noted that: (1) EPA identified about 18 million hours of paperwork reduction burdens and needed to identify another 2 million hours to reach its goal of a 25-percent reduction in paperwork burdens; (2) two EPA offices accounted for the majo...
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...
Paperwork Reduction: Reported Burden Hour Increases Reflect New Estimates, Not Actual Changes
PEMD-94-3: Published: Dec 6, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 5, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the burden of federal paperwork, focusing on: (1) the changes in paperwork burden between 1987 and 1992; (2) the factors that contribute to changes in paperwork burden; (3) how some groups have been affected by information collections; and (4) the reasons for information collection changes.GAO found that: (1) between 1987 and 1992, t...