The paper trail

Following is a sample of some agencies' progress in meeting requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act. (Burden hours in millions)

Fiscal 1998Fiscal 1999Fiscal 2000Change from '98-'00
Treasury5,7025,9096,157455
Non-Treasury1,2491,2751,205-44
Commerce14143925
DOD11911294-25
DOT139140118-21
Justice26373711
Labor199196182-17
USDA7268753
Governmentwide6,9517,1847,362411
Source: General Accounting Office. Numbers estimated; may not add up due to rounding.

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