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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.

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In response to public complaints about the burden of federal paperwork, the
Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (The National Archives)
and 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.