BUREAUCRACY CLUB: Report about reports, long version

tslhome_09.gifAUSTIN, Texas –State agencies issue too many reports, a new 668-page report says.

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission spent 18 months and canvassed more than 170 agencies and public colleges and universities, checking on all the reports they are assigned to do.

The commission found more than 1,600, and state records administrator Michael Heskett is pretty sure his team hasn’t found them all.

Heskett’s initial findings indicate more than 400 report requirements are obsolete, duplicative or not needed as frequently as currently required.

So says an October 29, 2007 Associated Press report.

(Thanks to investigator Adiyasa Dwitami for bringing this to our attention.)