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Commodity Credit Corporation: Information on the Availability, Use, and Management of Funds
RCED-98-114: Published: Apr 28, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on how Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) funds are spent and controlled, focusing on: (1) how much money CCC had available and spent in fiscal years (FY) 1996 and 1997, including the sources of these funds and the programs and activities for which they were used; (2) the management practices used to control CCC funds; (3) whether CCC's...
Food Stamp Program: Information on Trafficking Food Stamp Benefits
RCED-98-77: Published: Mar 26, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed food stamp trafficking at the retail level, focusing on: (1) the extent of retailer trafficking and the characteristics of the stores engaged in such trafficking; (2) the roles and efforts of federal agencies in minimizing food stamp trafficking by retailers; and (3) whether store owners or clerks were generally caught for trafficking food stamps a...
Financial Audit: Independent Counsel Expenditures for the Six Months Ended September 30, 1997
AIMD-98-100: Published: Mar 31, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO audited the expenditures reported by the six offices of independent counsel for the 6 months ended September 30, 1997.GAO noted that: (1) the statements of expenditures for the offices of independent counsel were reliable in all material respects; (2) GAO's consideration of internal controls, which was limited for the purpose of determining GAO's procedur...
Food and Consumer Service: Child and Adult Care Food Program and Improved Targeting of Day Care Home Reimbursements
OGC-98-32: Published: Mar 11, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) new rule governing child and adult day care food program's improved targeting of day care home reimbursements. GAO noted that: (1) the rule would amend the Child and Adult Care Food Program regulations governing reimbursements for meals served in family day care homes by incorporating changes resulting from...
Food and Consumer Service: Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act Amendments
OGC-98-34: Published: Mar 11, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) new rule governing child nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act amendments. GAO noted that: (1) the new rule would amend the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) to: (a) make administrative funds available to help eligible sponsoring organizations of family day care homes expand participation in CACFP in...
Unfunded Mandates: Reform Act Has Had Little Effect on Agencies' Rulemaking Actions
GGD-98-30: Published: Feb 4, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' implementation of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (UMRA), focusing on what effect title II of UMRA has had on agencies' rulemaking actions.GAO noted that: (1) the enactment of title II of UMRA appears to have had only limited direct impact on agencies' rulemaking actions in the first 2 years since its implementation; (2)...
U.S. Department of Agriculture: Working Capital Fund and Modernization of Administrative Processes Program
RCED-98-29R: Published: Nov 14, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) activities supported by the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Working Capital Fund (WCF), its funding sources, and the controls in place to prevent inappropriate uses; and (2) status of USDA's Modernization of Administrative Processes (MAP) Program and its accomplishments.GAO noted that: (1) USDA's WCF finances 22 separate...
Food Assistance: Reducing Food Stamp Benefit Overpayments and Trafficking
T-RCED-98-37: Published: Oct 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1997.
GAO discussed fraud, waste, and abuse in the Food Stamp Program, focusing on: (1) the nature and extent of the problem; (2) the roles and responsibilities of the major federal agencies involved in minimizing it; and (3) the potential of electronic benefits transfer (EBT), a system of benefit delivery that replaces the traditional food stamp coupons with a debit card, to reduce it.GAO noted that: (...
Federal Law Enforcement: Investigative Authority and Personnel at 32 Organizations
GGD-97-93: Published: Jul 22, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal organizations employing from 25 to 699 law enforcement investigative personnel, focusing on: (1) the types of violations that these organizations investigate; (2) the authorities under which these organizations investigate suspected federal criminal law violations, execute search warrants, make arrests, and/or carry firearms;...
Packers and Stockyards Programs: USDA's Response to Studies on Concentration in the Livestock Industry
RCED-97-100: Published: Apr 23, 1997. Publicly Released: May 8, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) report on concentration in the red-meatpacking industry, focusing on whether: (1) the report identified the geographic boundaries of livestock procurement markets; (2) the report provided guidance on how to monitor these markets; (3) as a result of this report, USDA had identified additiona...