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Inspectors General: Reporting on Independence, Effectiveness, and Expertise
GAO-11-770: Published: Sep 21, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 2011.
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) required GAO to report on the relative independence, effectiveness, and expertise of the inspectors general (IG) established by the IG Act of 1978, as amended (IG Act), including IGs appointed by the President with Senate confirmation and those appointed by their agency heads in designated federal entities (DFE). GAO wa...
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation: Need for Improved Oversight Persists
GAO-08-1062: Published: Sep 10, 2008. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 2008.
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) insures the pension benefits of 44 million private sector workers and retirees in over 30,000 employer-sponsored pension plans. In July 2007, GAO reported that PBGC's governance structure needed improvements, and asked Congress to consider expanding the board of directors to include additional members. GAO also recommended that the board develop poli...
Financial Services Institutions: Information for Assessing the Government's Potential Financial Exposure
GGD-98-125: Published: Jun 15, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on selected financial services institutions, focusing on: (1) the potential financial exposure faced by the federal government as a result of financial services institutions sponsored, in whole or in part, by the federal government; (2) the institutions sponsored, in whole or in part, by the federal government or corporations within the...
Fire-Safe Accommodations: Information on Federal Agencies' Compliance With P.L. 101-391 Lodging Requirements
GGD-96-135: Published: Jul 29, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed federal agencies' compliance with the Hotel and Motel Fire Safety Act of 1990's requirement that civilian federal employees on official travel stay in approved accommodations 65 percent of the time.GAO found that: (1) 76 federal departments and agencies responded to GAO information requests regarding their compliance with the act's approved accom...
Retention Allowances: Usage and Compliance Vary Among Federal Agencies
GGD-96-32: Published: Dec 11, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 3, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' use of retention allowances as salary supplements to retain essential employees, focusing on: (1) the total and average value of the allowances from 1991 to 1994; (2) the extent to which Senior Executive Service employees received retention allowances; (3) whether there were any compliance issues involved in retention allowance aw...
Government Corporations: Profiles of Existing Government Corporations
GGD-96-14: Published: Dec 13, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed 22 government corporations, focusing on their reported adherence to federal statutes.GAO found that: (1) identifying government corporations is difficult, since no comprehensive definition of or criteria for creating them exist; (2) there are 22 self-reported government corporations in operation and 5 other entities that are generally considered to...
International Environment: Improved Procedures Needed for Environmental Assessments of U.S. Actions Abroad
RCED-94-55: Published: Feb 11, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' use of environmental impact assessments to assess the environmental consequences of their overseas activities, focusing on: (1) the requirements for environmental impact assessments under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Executive Order 12114; (2) federal agencies' implementation of Executive Order 12114; and (3) t...
Program and Budget Information on the President's Budget for FY 1984
PAD-83-30: Published: Feb 18, 1983. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1983.
GAO presented material for consideration in preparation of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's views and estimates report on the President's fiscal year (FY) 1984 budget proposals.Appropriation accounts and budget functions under the committee's jurisdiction reflect increases of $969 million in budget authority and $2 billion in outlays for FY 1984. Outlays for international affairs would inc...