Identifying OMB Approval
State Department OMB approved Information Collections are not hard to miss. All collections display OMB Control Number, Estimated Burden, and Expiration Date.
OIRA Approval Process
The process for the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) approval can be lengthy, however, it provides a platform for public participation and Government transparency.
Paperwork Reduction Act
The Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35 ) requires Federal agencies to obtain approval from the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) (a division of the Office of Management and Budget) before collecting information from ten or more members of the public.
Federal Document Management System (FDMS) is a document management solution structured by dockets (or file folders) which offer a wide range of regulatory activities routinely performed by The Department of State.