Other, Independent Agencies (11 - 20 of 23 items)
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Actions Needed to Address Credit Union Systems' Year 2000 Problem
AIMD-98-48: Published: Jan 7, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 7, 1998.
GAO did further research on its testimony on the National Credit Union Administration's (NCUA) efforts to ensure that credit union computer systems are ready for the upcoming year 2000 date change.GAO noted that this report: (1) officially transmits recommendations to assist NCUA in addressing the Year 2000 problem; (2) responds to comments on GAO testimony; and (3) recognizes actions NCUA has tak...
Automated Teller Machines: Banks Reported That Use of Surcharge Fees Has Increased
GGD-97-90: Published: May 16, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on fee-charging practices of banks and thrifts with regard to automated teller machines (ATM) used by individuals who do not hold accounts at the institutions owning the ATMs, focusing on GAO survey data on the number of: (1) banks that operate ATMs; and (2) these banks that surcharge non-account holders and the amounts of the surcharge...
Bank Oversight Structure: U.S. and Foreign Experience May Offer Lessons for Modernizing U.S. Structure
GGD-97-23: Published: Nov 20, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed its previous work on the structure and operations of bank oversight in five countries, focusing on: (1) aspects of those systems that may be useful for Congress to consider in any future modernization efforts; (2) perceived problems with federal bank oversight in the United States; and (3) principles for modernizing the U.S. federal bank oversight...
Financial Institutions and Markets Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1997-98
IAP-96-11: Published: May 1, 1996. Publicly Released: May 1, 1996.
GAO presented its Financial Institutions and Markets issue area plan for fiscal years 1997 through 1998.GAO plans to: (1) identify how financial institutions, markets, and regulatory agencies respond to the changing demands and technological advances of the global marketplace; (2) evaluate existing laws' impact on market efficiency, competition, and U.S. financial institutions; (3) improve the reg...
Public Pensions: Summary of Federal Pension Plan Data
AIMD-96-6: Published: Feb 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of public pension plan funding, focusing on federally sponsored defined benefit and contribution plans subject to reporting requirements legislation.GAO found that: (1) 34 federal government defined benefit plans have over 10 million participants and 17 defined contribution plans have 2.2 million participants; (2) the 34 defined benefit...
Whistleblower Protection: Agencies' Implementation of the Whistleblower Statutes Has Been Mixed
GGD-93-66: Published: Mar 5, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the federal government's processing of whistleblower reprisal complaints and the Office of Special Counsel's (OSC) effectiveness in protecting whistleblowers from reprisal.GAO found that: (1) of the 19 agencies reviewed, 2 agencies had informed all employees of their whistleblower rights, 15 agencies had informed certain groups of employees of thei...
Regulatory Agencies: Administrative Expenses at FHLBB and FRB for 1985 and 1986
AFMD-88-33: Published: Jun 15, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Home Loan Bank Board (FHLBB) and the Federal Reserve Board (FRB) to determine: (1) the policies and procedures governing their administrative expenses and their compliance with them; (2) applicable laws and regulations; and (3) their budget and related disclosure processes.GAO found that FHLBB: (1) illegally augmented its budget auth...
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council Has Made Limited Progress Toward Accomplishing Its Mission
GGD-84-4: Published: Feb 3, 1984. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 1984.
GAO assessed the progress of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council in accomplishing its congressional mandates. The Council was established to: (1) prescribe uniform federal examination principles, standards, and report forms for examinations of financial institutions; (2) recommend uniformity in other supervisory matters; (3) develop uniform financial institution reporting system...
Financial Institution Regulatory Agencies Can Make Better Use of Consumer Complaint Information
GGD-83-31: Published: Aug 25, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1983.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Federal Home Loan Bank System (FHLBS), the Federal Reserve System (FRS), the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) accept, investigate, and resolve consumers' complaints against the banks and saving institutions they regulate. In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the...
Financial Institution Regulatory Agencies Should Perform Internal Audit Reviews of Their Examination and Supervision Activities
GGD-82-5: Published: Oct 19, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1981.
GAO conducted a series of reviews of the internal audit organizations and functions at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Home Loan Board, the National Credit Union Administration, the Federal Reserve System, the Office the of Comptroller of the Currency, and the Farm Credit Administration to ensure that the agencies' activities were receiving adequate internal audit scrutiny.T...