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Paperwork Reduction Act: New Approach May Be Needed to Reduce Government Burden on Public
GAO-05-424: Published: May 20, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2005.
Americans spend billions of hours each year providing information to federal agencies by filling out information collections (forms, surveys, or questionnaires). A major aim of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) is to balance the burden of these collections with their public benefit. Under the act, agencies' Chief Information Officers (CIO) are responsible for reviewing information collections befo...
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...
Agencies' Strategic Plans Under GPRA: Key Questions to Facilitate Congressional Review (Version 1)
GGD-10.1.16: Published: May 1, 1997. Publicly Released: May 1, 1997.
GAO published an initial set of key questions to facilitate congressional consultations on agencies' strategic plans under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) and to help Congress determine how those plans can be improved to better support congressional and agency decisionmaking...
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...
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...
OMB Actions Show Progress in Implementing the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980
IMTEC-84-24: Published: Sep 7, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on whether: (1) the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) is making progress in implementing the Paperwork Reduction Act; (2) OIRA should be reauthorized; (3) conflicts exist between a 6-year program to improve the management and administrative systems across the federal governmen...
Oversight and Reauthorization of the Paperwork Reduction Act
121311: May 6, 1983
GAO discussed the oversight and reauthorization of the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has made some progress toward implementing the act, especially in the area of reducing Federal paperwork burdens; however, it has fallen behind schedule in meeting statutory milestones for completing other task requirements. GAO believes that OMB needs to provide stronger leade...
Reauthorization of the Paperwork Reduction Act
121236: Apr 27, 1983
Testimony was given on the reauthorization of the Paperwork Reduction Act. GAO supports the act's reauthorization because of its great potential for achieving substantial savings, increased productivity, and improved service delivery. GAO found that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has made some progress toward implementing the act, especially in reducing federal paperwork burdens. Howeve...
Implementing the Paperwork Reduction Act: Some Progress, but Many Problems Remain
GGD-83-35: Published: Apr 20, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) progress in implementing the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980.The Paperwork Reduction Act established broad objectives for improving the management of all federal information resources. The act established the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) within OMB and charged the Director, OMB,...