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red tape

rules which stipulate in great detail how the members of an organization should carry out their duties, and which are seen to inhibit flexibility and detract from effectiveness. See BUREAUCRACY, GOAL DISPLACEMENT.
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Circular A-130 was the directive that agencies were to follow as the result of the passage of former President Carter's Paperwork Reduction Act.
The concept that ties all of these functions together, including paperwork reduction, is "information resources management.
One opportunity for a hearing on this topic would be the upcoming reauthorization of The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980.
The proposal incorporates comments the federal banking agencies received from small institutions during outreach activities and as part of the regulatory review being conducted under the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act.
In 2001, Congress held three hearings concerning paperwork reduction efforts in the government, and the House passed one bill relating to small business paperwork reduction (H.
In Appendix A to part 203 under the heading Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, the undesignated paragraph is revised to read as follows:
The FCG holds generic clearance from the Office of Management and Budget that enables agencies to utilize ACSI without having to obtain a separate clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act to conduct customer satisfaction surveys.
Senior staff will discuss and provide updates on: fintech; millennials' perspectives on banking; FDIC's Community Banking Initiative; the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act (EGRPRA) regulatory review; and consumer compliance issues.
The Paperwork Reduction Act requires federal agencies to minimize the paperwork burden they impose on the public.
Booz explores the philosophical, political, and legal roots of personal privacy, with some emphasis on the strengths and weaknesses of The Privacy Act of 1974 and The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1994 as instruments of privacy protection.
The Community Development and Regulatory Improvement Act of 1994 (1994 Act) and the Economic Growth and Paperwork Reduction Act of 1996 (1996 Act) were useful measures that achieved meaningful reductions in regulatory burden.
The Federal Consulting Group, a franchise of the Department of the Treasury, serves as the executive agent in the government for the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) and holds a generic clearance from the Office of Management and Budget that enables agencies to use the ACSI without having to obtain a separate clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act to conduct website customer satisfaction surveys.