The Commission on Federal Paperwork was charged by Congress and the President with the task of making recommendations to eliminate needless paperwork while assuring that the federal government has the information necessary to meet the mandate of law and operate effectively. The 36 reports of the Commission examined 18 major program areas such as tax, occupational safety and health, education, health, and housing; 13 government processes, including rulemaking, information resources management, forms clearance, and the role of Congress; and the cost and other burdens of paperwork for five segments of the economy. The findings and recommendations of the committee are summarized in the final report — Final Report of the Commission on Federal Paperwork.
- ↑ Pub. L. No. 93-556 (1974).