Federal Manager's Daily Report

Two House members active in government oversight again have pressed OMB to issue overdue reports on federal agency compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act.

House Small Business Committee chairman Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, and Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said that OMB had previously promised to publish reports in the fall on the federal government’s efforts to reduce the paperwork burden on individuals and small businesses over fiscal 2015-2016.

OMB had made that promise in response to a letter the two sent in May.

In their latest letter, they said that the “failure to produce these reports in a timely fashion demonstrates a fundamental breakdown” in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at OMB.

The reporting requirement is designed to provide for accountability of federal agencies’ efforts under the law, they added, asking that the reports be issued by December 30.