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Paperwork Reduction Act Office Also referred to as: Paperwork Reduction Act Office


The purpose of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 is to ensure that Federal agencies do not overburden the public with federally sponsored information collections and that the information we do collect serves a useful purpose. It also requires that before a collection of information begins there are certain procedures an agency must follow in order to obtain Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval.

FDA’s PRA staff ensures these procedures are followed while acting as the liaison between FDA centers, HHS and OMB on all information collection matters.


Continue to provide PRA training to program level personnel. Ensure that all requirements of the PRA are met while meeting the agency’s timeframe goals according to various Statutes, plans and agendas.

Major Functions and descriptions

Coordination – Coordinate all communications with HHS and OMB on all Paper Reduction Act information collection related activities. Coordinate projects and timeline milestones with FDA centers. Review content in notices and coordinate with Regulations Policy Management staff, notice’s publication in the Federal Register.

Administer – Oversee entry and transmission of information collection requests through HHS to OMB. Ensure that existing approvals by OMB are renewed on time without expiration of approval. Review justification statements provided by centers.

Contact information

For more information contact PRAStaff@fda.hhs.gov.

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