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Information on Defective Drywall
GAO-13-735R: Published: Jul 31, 2013. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 2013.
GAO found that numerous claims for damage have been addressed through legal settlements partly paid by commercial insurance reimbursements. Three of the four insurers with whom GAO spoke contributed to legal settlements by paying for CGL claims stemming from lawsuits against their policyholders, and one of these insurers also made payments for CGL claims separate from legal settlements. The legal...
Religious Compensatory Time: Office of Personnel Management Action Needed to Clarify Policies for Agencies
GAO-13-96: Published: Oct 12, 2012. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 2012.
All seven of the agencies in GAO's review--U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and Transportation Security Administration--have written policies supporting an employee's ability to earn and use compensatory time off for r...
Federal Law Enforcement Retirement: Information on Enhanced Retirement Benefits for Law Enforcement Personnel
GAO-09-727: Published: Jul 30, 2009. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 2009.
From fiscal years 2000 through 2008, the number of persons employed by federal agencies who perform various law enforcement functions and receive either special pay or enhanced retirement benefits, in the form of a faster-accruing pension, has increased by 55 percent. In addition, as of September 2008, approximately 51,000 personnel were employed in law enforcement-related occupations that could s...
Federal Law Enforcement: Survey of Federal Civilian Law Enforcement Functions and Authorities
GAO-07-121: Published: Dec 19, 2006. Publicly Released: Dec 19, 2006.
Law enforcement officers (LEOs) within the federal government play a key role in maintaining the safety and security of federal property, employees, and the general public. In this report, we describe the number of LEOs that federal civilian law enforcement components employed as of June 30, 2006; the federal job series classifications the components used to employ LEOs; and the sources of their p...
Information on Selected Personnel Practices at the Justice Department
GAO-04-665R: Published: Apr 22, 2004. Publicly Released: May 25, 2004.
This letter responds to a request that we provide information on selected personnel practices at the Justice Department. On March 1, 2004, we briefed Congress on the results of our review. This letter transmits information provided during that briefing. Specifically, the slides enclosed in this letter describe (1) Justice's hiring processes for entry-level and lateral (i.e., experienced) career at...
Budget Issues: Budgeting for Federal Insurance Programs
AIMD-97-16: Published: Sep 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the budget treatment of federal insurance programs to assess whether the current cash-based budget provides complete information on the government's cost and whether accrual concepts could be used to improve budgeting for these programs, focusing on: (1) potential approaches for using accrual concepts in the budget for insurance programs; (2) trade...
U.S. Agricultural Exports: Strong Growth Likely But U.S. Export Assistance Programs' Contribution Uncertain
NSIAD-97-260: Published: Sep 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed: (1) the way in which the 1996 Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act (FAIR) will likely affect U.S. agricultural exports; and (2) the continued relevance of U.S. agricultural export assistance programs.GAO noted that: (1) agricultural experts generally expect that FAIR's domestic policy reforms will modestly contribute to increased U.S. ag...
Information on the Downgrading of Bureau of Prisons' Wage Supervisor Positions
GGD-85-87: Published: Sep 30, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Prisons' (BOP) reclassification of its wage supervisor positions to determine whether proper procedures and regulations were followed in the reclassifications.GAO found that: (1) some of the decisions to downgrade positions were being appealed; (2) BOP used an improper classification methodology for the supervisory positions; (3) the...
Effect of Premium Increases on Achieving the National Flood Insurance Program's Objectives
RCED-83-107: Published: Feb 28, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the impact which recent rate increases have had on individual and community participation in the National Flood Insurance Program.GAO found that since the Federal Emergency Management Agency raised rates in January 1981 individual participation has declined. Participation fell from a peak of about 2,014,500 policies in December 1980 to about 1,8...
Justice Needs To Address the Problem of Two Personnel Investigations
GGD-82-56: Published: Jul 8, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1982.
GAO evaluated the practice of conducting two personnel investigations on all newly hired Bureau of Prisons employees.Since all Bureau of Prisons employees are classified as occupying sensitive positions, new employees must undergo background investigations and obtain security clearances. However, since the Bureau does not consider the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) full field investigation...