Recommendation 2018-1 – Paperwork Reduction Act Efficiencies encourages collaboration between the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and federal agencies to maximize opportunities for making the information collection clearance process under the Paperwork Reduction Act more efficient, while still maintaining its integrity. The recommendation encourages using generic clearances and common forms more frequently, providing more training to agencies, and improving several other aspects of the information collection clearance process.
Citation: Admin. Conf. of the U.S., Recommendation 2018-1, Paperwork Reduction Act Efficiencies, 83 Fed. Reg. 30683 (June 29, 2018).
Paperwork Reduction Act Efficiencies
The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) created the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) within the Office of Management and Budget to oversee information policy in the executive branch. OIRA’s oversight responsibilities include the review and approval of federal agencies’ information collections from the public.