Other, Independent Agencies (31 - 40 of 54 items)
Subscriptions and News Clippings: Expenditures and Related Information Reported by Federal Organizations
GGD-97-99: Published: Jun 27, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on executive branch expenditures for both subscriptions and news clippings operations in fiscal year (FY) 1996, focusing on: (1) the number of subscription copies of selected major newspapers that are normally used to prepare news clippings products; (2) the employee benefits reported from subscriptions and news clippings products; (3)...
Concessions Contracting: Governmentwide Rates of Return
GGD-96-86: Published: Apr 29, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on government concession contracting in 1994, focusing on: (1) the extent of government concession operations; (2) the amount of and factors that affect federal concession returns; (3) how federal concession return rates compare with other governments' return rates; and (4) whether agencies' non-commission income gathering operations co...
Personnel Practices: Career Appointments of Legislative, White House, and Political Appointees
GGD-96-2: Published: Oct 10, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the number and patterns of career appointments to the civil service made between October 1984 and June 1994.GAO found that: (1) between October 1984 and June 1994, 1,090 former political and congressional employees received career appointments, including 552 noncompetitive appointments under the Ramspeck Act, 502 competitive appointments, and 36 Wh...
Foreign Affairs: Scope of Our Review of Palestine Liberation Organization Finances
T-NSIAD-95-227: Published: Sep 20, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1995.
GAO discussed its classified report on the Palestine Liberation Organization's (PLO) finances, focusing on: (1) major cooperation issues; and (2) its efforts to have the report declassified in response to congressional requests. GAO noted that: (1) it generally received good cooperation from federal agencies in conducting its review; (2) the Federal Bureau of Investigation stated that it would not...
Budget Account Structure: A Descriptive Overview
AIMD-95-179: Published: Sep 18, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided a descriptive overview of the federal budget account structure.GAO found that: (1) federal budget accounts are a product of the needs and goals of many users and address many different roles; (2) the present budget account structure was not created as a single integrated framework, but was mainly developed as separate budget accounts to respond to...
Government Reorganization: Observations About Creating a U.S. Trade Administration
T-GGD-95-234: Published: Sep 6, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1995.
GAO discussed proposed legislation to create a U.S. Trade Administration (USTA) by merging the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) with several Department of Commerce offices and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. GAO noted that: (1) creating a trade administration that lacks cabinet-level department status could lead to the perception that the new agency does not have the status of...
Classified Information: Volume Could Be Reduced by Changing Retention Policy
NSIAD-93-127: Published: May 24, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed government agencies' classification of national security information, focusing on: (1) the reasons for retaining large volumes of classified documents; and (2) whether documents contained classification errors and agencies adhered to classification policies and procedures.GAO found that: (1) the federal government has maintained large volumes of cl...
The Public Service: Issues Confronting the Federal Civilian Workforce
GGD-93-53: Published: Mar 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) efforts to improve federal human resource management and the status of key open recommendations made to Congress, OPM, and other agencies.GAO found that: (1) during 1992, the Office of Government Ethics strengthened federal employees' financial disclosure and standards of conduct regulatio...
Agriculture's Export Credit Programs: Delays in Accessing Records Relating to Iraq
T-GGD-92-47: Published: May 29, 1992. Publicly Released: May 29, 1992.
GAO discussed its efforts to obtain information and documents concerning reviews of a bank's and Iraq's participation in the Commodity Credit Corporation's General Sales Manager (GSM) 102 and 103 export credit guarantee programs. GAO noted that: (1) its review has been delayed significantly because of some government agencies' reluctance to provide access to required information; (2) the Departmen...
Arms Control and Disarmament Agency: Stronger Actions Needed to Improve Personnel Management
NSIAD-90-259: Published: Sep 12, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed certain U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA) personnel policies and practices, focusing on whether ACDA effectively addressed personnel problems the Department of State's Office of Inspector General and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) identified in 1989.GAO found that ACDA did not: (1) conduct a comprehensive review of personnel...