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Food Assistance: School Milk Contract Bid-Rigging
RCED-93-5: Published: Oct 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined bid-rigging on school milk contracts, focusing on: (1) problems with agricultural laws or administration which allowed bid-rigging to occur; and (2) the possible influence of the Capper-Volstead Act on bid-rigging.GAO found that: (1) milk contract bid rigging can be attributed to illegal business practices, but not legal deficiencies; (2) the Justi...
Food Assistance: USDA's Implementation of Legislated Commodity Distribution Reforms
RCED-90-12: Published: Dec 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1989.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) implementation of legislated commodity distribution reforms at the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), and Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS).GAO found that: (1) USDA had implemented 25 of 31 legislated reforms by May 1989; (2) USDA attributed delay...
Food Stamp Program: Reporting of Application Activities Could Be Improved
RCED-88-156: Published: Jul 14, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the reliability of the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) statistics on households applying for, approved for, and denied food stamp benefits, focusing on: (1) FNS instructions and requirements regarding states' reports on application, approval, and denial information; (2) the definitions and procedures states used to aggregate, record, and report...
Food Stamp Program: Progress and Problems in Using 75-Percent Funding for Automation
RCED-88-58: Published: Apr 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) Food Stamp Program to determine: (1) what state information retrieval systems FNS had approved for 75-percent funding from fiscal year (FY) 1981 through FY 1986; and (2) whether the approved systems or projects complied with legislative mandates and met general functional...
Food Stamp Program: Evaluation of Improper Denial or Termination Error Rates
RCED-88-12: Published: Oct 22, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the accuracy of Maryland's and Illinois's reporting of improper denial or termination error rates under the Food Stamp Program for fiscal year (FY) 1985.GAO found that: (1) Illinois and Maryland detected 40 and 15 percent, respectively, of the improper denials or terminations that it found; (2) projected error rates were 22.5 percent for Illinois a...
Food Stamp Program: Restoration of Improperly Denied or Terminated Benefits
RCED-87-51: Published: Oct 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) how federal and state administrative practices affect the participation of persons eligible for Food Stamp Program benefits; and (2) a problem in Illinois' procedures relating to the restoration of food stamp benefits to persons whose benefits were improperly denied or terminated.GAO found that, although states are responsible for local adm...
Benefit Overpayments: Recoveries Could Be Increased in the Food Stamp and AFDC Programs
RCED-86-17: Published: Mar 14, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Food Stamp and Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) programs to: (1) examine how state and local collection offices use such collection methods as recoupment to recover overpayment claims; and (2) identify specific actions that would increase collections. The programs are operated by the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) and the Departme...
Food Inventories: Inventory Management of Federally Owned and Donated Surplus Foods
RCED-86-11: Published: Dec 5, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 10, 1985.
In response to several congressional requests, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture (USDA), California, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and New York inventory management systems to determine whether: (1) the systems ensured that USDA-owned products and special distribution program products provided to the states were properly controlled; and (2) USDA minimized transportation and storage costs.GAO fo...
Need To Foster Optimal Use of Resources in the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
RCED-85-105: Published: Sep 27, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), which the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) operates. GAO attempted to determine how to obtain the maximum benefit from the use of WIC resources, focusing on: (1) the extent to which state and local WIC agencies attempt to target WIC benefits on the basis of need; (2) FNS pr...
Observations on the National School Lunch Program's Assessment, Improvement, and Monitoring System
124037: Sep 7, 1983
GAO conducted a survey to obtain information on the operation of the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) Assessment, Improvement, and Monitoring System (AIMS), which it implemented under interim regulations which established four standards to improve the management of the National School Lunch Program and ensure correct claims for federal program reimbursement. These standards provide that: (1) app...