EXOP - Office of Management and Budget

Streamline Paperwork Reduction Act Bureaucracy

The Paperwork Reduction Act requires OMB approval for any survey of the public that involves asking more than 10 people the same questions, even in a focus group setting. The process that OMB has put in place requires a large amount of paperwork (get the irony?) and several months to process and approve a request, creating an enormous obstacle to obtaining information we need to serve the public better. A review should be undertaken to streamline the process, or amend the legislation if necessary.

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Idea No. 1363