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Whistleblower Protection: Additional Actions Would Improve Recording and Reporting of Appeals Data
GAO-17-110: Published: Nov 28, 2016. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 2016.
Of the two types of whistleblower appeals—individual right of action (IRA) and otherwise appealable action (OAA)—Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) data show higher numbers of IRA appeals received by MSPB after enactment of the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012 (WPEA). In an IRA appeal, an individual has been subject to a personnel action, such as a reassignment, and claims t...
Office of Personnel Management: Actions Are Needed to Help Ensure the Completeness of Political Conversion Data and Adherence to Policy
GAO-16-859: Published: Sep 30, 2016. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2016.
Of the 30 agencies GAO reviewed, 28 reported converting 69 individuals from political to career positions from January 1, 2010, to October 1, 2015. The other two agencies reported making no conversions during this time.Of the agencies that implemented political conversions during the review period, eight agencies implemented 17 conversions without receiving prior approval from the Office of Person...
A Framework for Managing Fraud Risks in Federal Programs
GAO-15-593SP: Published: Jul 28, 2015. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 2015.
To help managers combat fraud and preserve integrity in government agencies and programs, GAO identified leading practices for managing fraud risks and organized them into a conceptual framework called the Fraud Risk Management Framework (the Framework). The Framework encompasses control activities to prevent, detect, and respond to fraud, with an emphasis on prevention, as well as structures and...
Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act: Observations on Implementation
GAO-12-275R: Published: Jan 27, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 2012.
According to information provided by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and our survey of the Inspectors General (IG), five civilian agencies, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Energy, the Corporation for National and Community Service, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission used the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act'...
ACORN: Federal Funding and Monitoring [Reissued on June 17, 2011]
GAO-11-484: Published: Jun 14, 2011. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2011.
The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) was established in 1970 to advocate for low-income families. Allegations of voter registration fraud and videotapes of questionable behavior by ACORN employees raised concerns about ACORN, and Congress passed fiscal year 2010 laws prohibiting federal funds from being awarded to ACORN and ACORN related organizations. GAO was asked to...
Personnel Practices: Career Appointments Granted Political Appointees From October 1998 Through June 2000
GGD-00-205: Published: Sep 18, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the appointment of political appointees to career positions in the executive branch, focusing on: (1) the number of political appointees who converted to career service positions between October 1, 1998, and June 30, 2000; and (2) certain information about the political positions they held and the career positions to which they converted.GAO noted...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Agency for International Development
OCG-99-16: Published: Jan 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1999.
As part of its Performance and Accountability Series, GAO provided information on the major management challenges and program risks facing the Agency for International Development (AID).GAO noted that: (1) AID's effort to develop and implement its New Management System (NMS), which is meant to consolidate primary information systems into a single integrated network, has not been fully successful;...
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;...
Relocation Travel: Numbers and Costs Reported by Federal Organizations for Fiscal Years 1991 Through 1995
GGD-97-119: Published: Jun 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the number of civilian employees relocated during fiscal years (FY) 1991 and 1995 and the associated costs of these relocations, focusing on: (1) the total number of civilian employees who were relocated at the federal government's expense; (2) the total cost of these relocations to the government; (3) the agencies that had rotationa...
Financial Audit: Independent Counsel Expenditures for the Six Months Ended September 30, 1996
AIMD-97-64: Published: Mar 31, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO audited the expenditures of 6 independent counsels for the 6 months ended September 30, 1996.GAO noted that: (1) the counsels' statements of expenditures were reliable in all material respects and fairly presented the respective expenditures of their offices for the 6 months ended September 30, 1996; (2) there were no material internal control weaknesses...