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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) directed federal agencies to use work measurement systems, when available, in preparing their fiscal year 1979 Zero Base Budget (ZBB) submissions. Without reliable work measurement systems, budget reviewers cannot review, evaluate, and set ZBB priorities from well-supported staffing requirements. Therefore, agencies may be employing too many or too few employees to support their missions. A review was conducted of five agencies which OMB designated as having the best ZBB submissions--the Environmental Protection Agency, the Army Corps of Engineers, the United States Information Agency, the International Revenue Service, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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