The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provided this guidance to implement the Government Paperwork Elimination Act (GPEA). GPEA required federal agencies, by October 21, 2003, to allow individuals or entities that deal with the agencies the option to submit information or transact with the agency electronically, when practicable, and to maintain records electronically, when practicable. The Act specifically states that electronic records and their related electronic signatures are not to be denied legal effect, validity, or enforceability merely because they are in electronic form, and encourages federal government use of a range of electronic signature alternatives.
- Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.)
- Federal Collection of Information
- OMB M-11-26, Fast-Track Process for Collecting Service Delivery Feedback Under the Paperwork Reduction Act(PDF, 196 KB, 4 pages, June 2011)
- Executive Order 13571 – Streamlining Service Delivery and Improving Customer Service (April 2011)
- Social Media, Web-Based Interactive Technologies, and the Paperwork Reduction Act (PDF, 83 KB, 7 pages, April 2010)
- Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002 (PDF, 49 KB, 5 pages, June 2002)
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