Information Collection / Paperwork Reduction Act
The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 requires that agencies obtain Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval before requesting most types of information from the public. "Information collections" include forms, interviews, and recordkeeping requirements, to name a few categories.
- Guidance for completing an Information Collection Request (ICR)
- PRA Resource Documents
- Frequent Questions
- Information Collection Inventory
- Annual Information Collection Budget
- HHS Information Collection Clearance Staff
In response to public complaints about the burden of federal paperwork, theand its implementing regulations require OMB clearance for any planned information collections. Clearances are required for voluntary as well as mandatory collections.
This Web site is designed to be a resource to those looking for information on how to complete an Information Collection Request as well as those looking for more information about the Information Collection activities at HHS.
- OMB Directive #15: Standards for the Classification of Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity (Office of Management and Budget)
- HHS Policy for Improving Race and Ethnicity Data - ACTION (Assistant Secretary of Planning and Evaluation)
- OMB Paperwork Requirements Web Site (Office of Management and Budget)
- Standards and Guidelines for Statistical Surveys (Office of Management and Budget)
- Guidance on Agency Survey and Statistical Information Collections (Office of Management and Budget)
- Federal Register Web Site (Government Printing Office)
- Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (The National Archives)
- Thomas (Legislative Information from the Library of Congress) (Library of Congress)