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Benefit Overpayments: Recoveries Could Be Increased in the Food Stamp and AFDC Programs
RCED-86-17: Published: Mar 14, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Food Stamp and Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) programs to: (1) examine how state and local collection offices use such collection methods as recoupment to recover overpayment claims; and (2) identify specific actions that would increase collections. The programs are operated by the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and the Departme...
Rural Housing: Opportunities To Reduce Costs and Better Target Assistance
RCED-86-33: Published: Feb 18, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1986.
GAO discussed a variety of measures that the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) county offices could take to reduce housing costs and target more assistance to very low-income households and those occupying substandard housing.GAO found that: (1) FmHA county offices generally did not adopt cost reduction measures suggested in FmHA guidelines; (2) as of October 1, 1985, FmHA had not issued regula...
Status of Farmers Home Administration Efforts To Install Office Automation
IMTEC-86-1BR: Published: Oct 4, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the tests the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) conducted on a prototype of its field office automation system to evaluate: (1) the adequacy of the tests; (2) the appropriateness, conditions, and terms of its solicitation and resulting contract; and (3) the extent to which the Kansas City Computer Center (KCCC) can handle the work load expected...
Better Wage-Matching Systems and Procedures Would Enhance Food Stamp Program Integrity
RCED-84-112: Published: Sep 11, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1984.
GAO reviewed states' wage-matching activities in the Food Stamp Program to determine whether the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) and states' wage-matching efforts have effectively addressed the benefit overissuance problem. GAO also analyzed the effectiveness of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) Program matching operations on a smaller scale.GAO found that underreporting of benefic...
Status of the Statistical Community After Sustaining Budget Reductions
IMTEC-84-17: Published: Jul 18, 1984. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1984.
GAO reviewed changes made by prominent federal statistical agencies to accommodate budget reductions initiated in the early 1980's to determine: (1) program and activity changes from 1980 through the budget authorization for fiscal year (FY) 1984; (2) the rationale for the changes; and (3) the effect of the changes on statistical programs and activities.Although program reductions made by the stat...
Opportunities for Greater Cost Effectiveness in Public Law 480, Title I Food Purchases
NSIAD-84-69: Published: Apr 19, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1984.
GAO discussed opportunities to improve the effectiveness of subsidized food purchases by recipient, developing countries under the Public Law 480, title I program.Under the program, the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service in fiscal year (FY) 1982 financed about $722 million worth of purchases of agricultural commodities by developing countries. GAO examined 54 of the 86...
How the Content of the Agricultural and Economic Censuses Is Determined and Used
IMTEC-83-4: Published: Sep 2, 1983. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the 1982 agricultural and economic censuses, focusing on how the Bureau of the Census determines their content and how the data are actually used. The law specifies that every 5 years certain activities, such as agriculture and manufacturing, be covered by these censuses.GAO found that, due to the large volume of data and the variety of data use...
Improvements Needed in Certain Loan Management Practices and Certain Aspects of the Management Information System of Farmers Home Administration
089336: Feb 9, 1971
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Need To Evaluate Collectability of Outstanding Loans
089335: Feb 25, 1971
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