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How agencies can be more agile in the rules-driven business of rule-making

A new study from the National Academy of Public Administration, offers ways the regulatory process can become more agile.

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OMB memo directs agencies to study federal customer experience barriers

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)FILE- In this March 30, 2019, file photo the Dome of the U.S. Capitol Building is visible as cherry blossom trees bloom on the West Lawn in Washington. On Wednesday, April 10, the Treasury Department releases federal budget data for March. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Questions on whether federal rulemaking takes in comments from everyone affected

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CDO Council sees administration’s equity goals increase demand for data

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A man wearing a mask walks past posters encouraging participation in the 2020 Census, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. Wednesday is Census Day, the date used to reference where a person lives for the once-a-decade count, as the U.S. is almost paralyzed by the spread of the novel coronavirus, but census officials vowed the job would be completed by its year-end deadline. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Census Bureau receives ’emergency’ approval to conduct pandemic survey

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Helpful guidance or ‘bureaucratic abuse?’ Implementation is key for Trump’s new executive orders

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Acting OIRA head looks to ensure ‘government speaks with one voice’ on regulations

More than two years after the executive order, acting OIRA Administrator Paul Ray said the administration’s deregulation goals are only one part of his…

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OMB’s regulatory review is creating a backlog of cyber standards

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has been waiting since January for the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in OMB to finish…

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Taxpayer Advocate says IRS still struggles with public service

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson says response times to incoming calls at the IRS remains the biggest challenge the agency has in dealing with the public.

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