Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA)

The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980

Designed to reduce the government forms and paperwork required of private businesses and citizens.

  • Requires a minimum 90-day process before collecting information from the public.
  • Does not apply to collection from fewer than 10 people or Federal employees.
  • The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) must approve your survey questions. Exceptions do apply.
  • This should not interfere with most forms of design research and usability testing.
  • There is a dedicated #pra Slack channel for any questions.


Asking 10 or more members of the public the same questions.

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