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Regulation is one of the principal tools that the government uses to implement public policy. As part of the rulemaking process federal agencies must comply with an increasing number of procedural and analytical requirements.
Section 212 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act requires agencies to publish compliance guides for each rule or group of related rules for which the agency is required to prepare a final regulatory flexibility analysis.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO studied the difficulties recipients have in cashing government checks, focusing on: (1) banks' check-cashing policies; (2) nondepositors' options for cashing government checks; (3) characteristics of recipients who do not have bank accounts; and (4) government...