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Rural Development: Rural Business--Cooperative Service's Lending and the Financial Condition of Its Loan Portfolio
RCED-99-10: Published: Jan 12, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) number and dollar value of business assistance loans approved by the Department of Agriculture's Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS); (2) federal government's costs associated with the agency's loans; and (3) financial condition of the agency's loan portfolio, including the losses incurred.GAO noted that: (1) RBS approv...
U.S. Department of Agriculture: Problems Continue to Hinder the Timely Processing of Discrimination Complaints
RCED-99-38: Published: Jan 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) efforts to process discrimination complaints, focusing on: (1) the timeliness of USDA's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) processing and closing of program and employment discrimination complaints; and (2) the reasons for delays in the processes.GAO noted that: (1) USDA's efforts to process discrimination complaint...
Teacher Training: Status and Participants' Views of Delta Teachers Academy
RCED-95-208: Published: Jun 29, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Delta Teachers Academy program, focusing on Academy: (1) activities and expenditures; and (2) participants' views on program effectiveness.GAO found that: (1) the Department of Agriculture's funding for the Delta Teachers Academy has nearly doubled to almost $4 million in fiscal year 1995; (2) the Academy expects to increase the number of teach...
Information Resources: USDA Lacks Data on Major Computer Systems
AIMD-94-31: Published: Oct 21, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) development of computer systems with life-cycle costs greater than $25 million.GAO found that: (1) USDA has 17 major computer systems under development with total life-cycle costs of $6.3 billion and two other major initiatives in early planning stages; (2) the major information technology modernization progra...
[Comments on FmHA Employee's Claim for Real Estate Expenses]
B-248479: Published: Sep 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1992.
No summary is currently available...
Farmers Home Administration: Resolution of Loan Appeals
T-RCED-92-91: Published: Aug 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1992.
GAO discussed its review of the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) appeals process, focusing on: (1) the number of successful appellants on cases appealed to and remanded by the FmHA National Appeals Staff for reconsideration; (2) the timeliness of implementation of successful, remanded appeal cases; and (3) its views on proposed legislation that would reorganize FmHA. GAO noted that: (1) FmHA a...
Farmers Home Administration: Appeals of Farm and Housing Loan Decisions
T-RCED-91-59: Published: May 21, 1991. Publicly Released: May 21, 1991.
GAO discussed the appeals process for individuals dissatisfied with Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) farm, emergency, and rural housing loan decisions. GAO noted that: (1) 64 percent of 918 farmer loan program appeals had been heard by hearing officers, 21 percent were concluded or withdrawn without a hearing, and 15 percent had hearings pending; (2) 58 percent of 451 rural housing loan progra...
[Comments on Request for Reconsideration of Dismissed Protest of REA Contract Award]
B-233596.2: Published: Jan 31, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1989.
No summary is currently available...
Small Business Act: Agriculture's Disadvantaged Business Advocate Not Reporting to Proper Management Level
GGD-87-45: Published: Apr 6, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) to determine its compliance with the Small Business Act.GAO found that, although the act required the OSDBU Director to report directly to the Secretary of Agriculture or his deputy, the Director was reporting to the Assistant Secretary for Admi...
Inspectors General: Compliance With Professional Standards by the Agriculture Inspector General
AFMD-86-41: Published: Sep 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Inspector General's (OIG) compliance with professional standards in conducting audits and investigations.GAO found that, of the 23 audit and investigation standards it reviewed, OIG satisfactorily complied with 18. Although OIG complied with certain aspects of the other 5 standards, GAO found that: (1) some OIG supervisors did not docum...