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Characteristics of Presidential Appointments that do not Require Senate Confirmation
GAO-13-299R: Published: Mar 1, 2013. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 2013.
In summary, GAO found the following:There are 321 PA positions governmentwide, which fall into three general groups-- 67 percent of PA positions exist within commissions, councils, committees, boards or foundations; another 29 percent of PA positions are within the Executive Office of the President (EOP); and the remaining 4 percent are within other federal departments or agencies. Within each of...
Personnel Practices: Schedule C and Other Details to the Executive Office of the President
GGD-93-14: Published: Nov 6, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the detailing of executive agency employees by Cabinet-level departments and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to Executive Office of the President (EOP) agencies, to determine: (1) agency compliance with appropriation act requirements; (2) compliance with reimbursement requirements for details over 180 days in a fiscal year; (3) the extent...
Agency Compartmentalizations and Senior Employee Designations Under the Ethics in Government Act
T-GGD-87-21: Published: Jun 25, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed agency compartmentalization and senior employee designation under the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, which prohibits former senior-level employees from contacting their former agencies on particular matters for 1 year after their employment ceases. The act authorized the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) to designate certain positions as sen...
Ethics Regulations: Compartmentalization of Agencies Under the Ethics in Government Act
GGD-87-25: Published: Feb 11, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO described: (1) the basis and administration of regulations which limit the application of certain conflict-of-interest restrictions to designated components of agencies and departments; and (2) the application of the regulations to the Executive Office of the President.GAO found that: (1) the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 permits the Office of Governm...
Public Affairs and Congressional Affairs Activities of Federal Agencies
GGD-86-24: Published: Feb 14, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined: (1) federal executive agencies' public relations budgets and the number of employees involved in these activities; and (2) the extent to which key agency public relations officials meet with each other or with White House staff or Executive Office of the President (EOP) staff to coordinate public information efforts.Public affairs involves effor...
Costs Associated With Former Presidents and Their Dependents
GGD-85-68: Published: Sep 26, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1985.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO analyzed federal expenditures associated with former presidents and their dependents.Former presidents are eligible for various benefits including pensions, staff allowances, office space and expenses, free mailing privileges, travel expenses, and lifetime Secret Service protection. Their minor dependent children and surviving spouses are eligible for pen...
127087: Jan 1, 1985
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 20, Issue 2, Spring 1985, discusses congressional comments on: (1) the Department of Defense dependent schools funding and operations; (2) establishment of a uniform single audit requirement for state and local governments that receive federal assistance; (3) geographical distribution of Customs Service personnel and their effectiveness in stopp...
Reauthorization of the Office of Government Ethics
120820: Mar 16, 1983
GAO discussed a 5-year extension of authorization for the Office of Government Ethics. GAO advocated the establishment of an office of Government ethics long before the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 was passed and believed in the need for such an office, because it was aware of the significant problems agencies were having with their financial disclosure system. GAO had identified these problem...
Duplicate Programs To Identify Minority Businesses
PLRD-82-58: Published: Mar 23, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1982.
Federal agency activities designed to promote Government contracting with socially and economically disadvantaged businesses have, in some cases, resulted in duplicative efforts.GAO reviewed programs in six agencies and found that duplication existed among three of them, including the: (1) Small Business Administration (SBA); (2) Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA); and (3) Department of D...
Budget Deferral of Low Income Housing Subsidies
B-205053: Published: Dec 31, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1981.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development-Independent Agencies appropriations bill, 1982, provides $148 million in additional funds for 1981 operating subsidies for low income housing projects in addition to funds for operating subsidies for 1982. These would remain available until December 31, 1981. At least $82.4 million from the 1981 appropriation was withheld during the period of the fir...