Public Interest Groups Fight Expansion of Government Secrecy

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 11, 2006

OMB Watch: “Citizens for Sensible Safeguards, a coalition of labor, consumer, and other public interest organizations, filed comments (29 pages, PDF) Jan. 9 on OMB’s Proposed Bulletin on Good Guidance Practices. The bulletin purports to make agency guidance documents “more transparent, consistent, and accountable” by setting new requirements that include high-level review by senior agency staff of any guidance document deemed “significant” and a lengthy review and approval process for any “economically significant” guidance.”

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