The General Services Administration’s 18F and DigitalGov teams developed and launched a website to help federal agencies comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act and navigate the PRA clearance process, FedScoop reported Wednesday.
The PRA Guide “aims to give federal employees confidence working with the PRA — and through this, lower the barriers to working effectively with the public,” according to an introduction to the site posted on DigitalGov. The Office of Management and Budget’s office of information and regulatory affairs, which is responsible for PRA clearances, reviewed and approved the content in the guide that was developed with the help of the 10x fund.
PRA is a law enacted in 1980 to govern how agencies collect data from the public and seeks to facilitate the decision-making process based on quality data and protect personal information. The website offers information on the types of clearances and the PRA approval process, such as developing the information collection request and publishing a 60-day request for comment in the Federal Register.