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Senate Preservation Fund: Audit of Fiscal Years 2013 and 2014 Transactions
GAO-15-587R: Published: Jun 17, 2015. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 2015.
GAO found that the policies and procedures for the Senate Commission on Art’s (Commission) operations and oversight and the Library of Congress’s (Library) operations and reporting were sufficiently documented and adequately designed and consistent with applicable federal internal control standards to help ensure that the Senate Preservation Fund’s (Fund) receipts, disbursements, and investm...
Retirement Security: Trends in Marriage and Work Patterns May Increase Economic Vulnerability for Some Retirees
GAO-14-33: Published: Jan 15, 2014. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 2014.
Over the last 50 years, the composition and work patterns of the American household have changed dramatically. During this period, the proportion of unmarried and never-married individuals in the population increased steadily as couples chose to marry at later ages and live together prior to marriage. At the same time, the proportion of single-parent households more than doubled. These trends were...
Retirement Security: Women Still Face Challenges
GAO-12-699: Published: Jul 19, 2012. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 2012.
Over the last decade, working womens access to and participation in employer-sponsored retirement plans have improved relative to men. Indeed, from 1998 to 2009, women surpassed men in their likelihood of working for an employer that offered a pension plan, largely because the proportion of men covered by a plan declined. Furthermore, as employers have continued to terminate their defined be...
Senate Preservation Fund: Audit of Fiscal Years 2009 and 2010 Transactions
GAO-12-271R: Published: Feb 16, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 2012.
For fiscal years 2009 and 2010, the Funds recorded transactions consisted of 136 investment and operating transactions recorded and accounted for by the Library. The Funds recorded transactions were authorized in advance, supported by documentation, and accurately accounted for. However, while the Funds transactions were generally recorded promptly, we did identify five instances...
Retirement Savings: Automatic Enrollment Shows Promise for Some Workers, but Proposals to Broaden Retirement Savings for Other Workers Could Face Challenges
GAO-10-31: Published: Oct 23, 2009. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 2009.
Although employer-sponsored retirement plans can be an important component of income security after retirement, only about half of all workers participate in such plans. To foster greater participation among workers who have access to such plans, Congress included provisions that facilitate plan sponsors' adoption of automatic enrollment policies in the Pension Protection Act of 2006. To foster gr...
Recovery Act: Funds Continue to Provide Fiscal Relief to States and Localities, While Accountability and Reporting Challenges Need to Be Fully Addressed
GAO-09-1016: Published: Sep 23, 2009. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 2009.
This report, the third in response to a mandate under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act), addresses the following objectives: (1) selected states' and localities' uses of Recovery Act funds, (2) the approaches taken by the selected states and localities to ensure accountability for Recovery Act funds, and (3) states' plans to evaluate the impact of Recovery Act funds...
Financial Audit: Senate Restaurants Revolving Fund for Fiscal Years 2006 and 2005
GAO-07-462: Published: Mar 13, 2007. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 2007.
As requested, GAO provided for audits of the financial statements of the U.S. Senate Restaurants Revolving Fund (the Fund) for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2006, and 2005, by contracting with the independent public accounting firm of Clifton Gunderson LLP.In its audit of the Fund, Clifton Gunderson, LLP reported that the financial statements were presented fairly, in all material aspects,...
Terrorist Financing: U.S. Agencies Should Systematically Assess Terrorists' Use of Alternative Financing Mechanisms
GAO-04-163: Published: Nov 14, 2003. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 2003.
Cutting off terrorists' funding is essential to deterring terrorist operations. The USA PATRIOT Act expanded the ability of law enforcement and intelligence agencies to access and share financial information regarding terrorist investigations, but terrorists may have adjusted their activities by increasing use of alternative financing mechanisms. GAO was asked to assess (1) the nature of terrorist...
Financial Audit: Senate Restaurants Revolving Fund for Fiscal Years 2001 and 2000
GAO-02-461: Published: Mar 15, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 2002.
GAO contracted with Clifton Gunderson LLP to audit the financial statements of the Senate Restaurants Revolving Fund for fiscal years 2001 and 2000. Clifton Gunderson LLP found that (1) the financial statements were fairly presented in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, (2) the fund maintained effective internal control over financial reporting and compliance with laws...
Tax Policy and Administration: Review of Studies of the Effectiveness of the Research Tax Credit
GGD-96-43: Published: May 21, 1996. Publicly Released: May 21, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed eight studies of the research tax credit, focusing on the: (1) adequacy of the studies' data and methods to determine the amount of research spending stimulated per dollar of foregone tax revenue; and (2) other factors that determine the credit's value to society.GAO found that: (1) four studies supported the claim that, during the 1980s, the resea...