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Personnel Practices: Career and Other Appointments of Former Political Appointees, October 1998-April 2001
GAO-02-326: Published: Feb 26, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 2002.
Political appointees in the federal government sometimes seek appointments to career positions, which do not end with an administration. Although merit system principles require that selections be determined solely on the basis of merit after fair and open competition, questions have been raised about whether some individuals have received political favoritism or an unfair advantage, even the appe...
Identity Theft: Prevalence and Cost Appear to be Growing
GAO-02-363: Published: Mar 1, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 2002.
Identity theft involves "stealing" another person's personal identifying information, such as their Social Security number (SSN), date of birth, or mother's maiden name, and using that information to fraudulently establish credit, run up debt, or take over existing financial accounts. Precise, statistical measurement of identity theft trends is difficult for several reasons. Federal law enforcemen...
Olympic Games: Costs to Plan and Stage the Games in the United States
GAO-02-140: Published: Nov 8, 2001. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 2001.
Since 1980, the Winter and Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games hosted in the United States have increased in size and magnitude, as have the total direct costs to plan and stage them. The reported direct costs to plan and stage the games discussed in this report ranged from $363 million to more than $2.4 billion. Although the total dollar amount of federal funding and support has increased, the to...
Radiation Exposure Compensation: Analysis of Justice's Program Administration
GAO-01-1043: Published: Sep 17, 2001. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 2001.
From 1945 through 1962, the United States conducted a series of aboveground atomic weapons tests. Many people exposed to radiation from this nuclear weapons testing program later developed serious diseases, including cancer. To begin the process of making partial restitution to these victims, the President signed into law the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) in 1990. RECA established the...
FBI Intelligence Investigations: Coordination Within Justice on Counterintelligence Criminal Matters Is Limited
GAO-01-780: Published: Jul 16, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 2001.
This report reviews the coordination efforts involved in foreign counterintelligence investigations where the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act has been or may be employed. The act established (1) requirements and a process for seeking electronic surveillance and physical search authority in national security investigations seeking foreign intelligence and counterintelligence information withi...
Prisoner Releases: Trends and Information on Reintegration Programs
GAO-01-483: Published: Jun 18, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 2001.
The number of federal and state inmates released to communities increased more than threefold from 1980 to 1998. Since 1980, recidivism rates have been about 40 percent. Within the group of recidivists, the number of offenders reincarcerated for violating parole or other release conditions rose more than sevenfold from 1980 to 1998. Furthermore, such reincarcerations represent an increasing propor...
Medicare Fraud and Abuse: DOJ Has Improved Oversight of False Claims Act Guidance
GAO-01-506: Published: Mar 30, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 2001.
In June 1998, The Department of Justice (DOJ) issued guidance on the fair and responsible use of the False Claims Act in civil health care matters. This report evaluates DOJ's efforts to ensure compliance with the guidance and focuses on the application of the guidance in two recent DOJ initiatives-the Prospective Payment System (PPS) Transfer and Pneumonia Upcoding Project. GAO found that DOJ has...
Civil Rights Division: Selection of Cases and Reasons Matters Were Closed
GGD-00-192: Published: Sep 27, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division's (CRT) selection of cases and reasons matters were closed.GAO noted that: (1) it reviewed case selection in CRT's Housing and Civil Enforcement, Employment Litigation, and Voting sections; (2) according to officials in these sections, CRT does not have written procedures for selecting cases to purs...
Department of Justice: Information on the Office of Professional Responsibility's Operations
GGD-00-187: Published: Aug 14, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Office of Professional Responsibility's (OPR) operations, focusing on: (1) how OPR conducts its inquiries into allegations of misconduct by Department of Justice attorneys; (2) to what extent OPR's workload, as well as budget, have changed; (3) the possible range of disciplinary actions and procedures if employee misconduct is found; (4) OPR's...
U.S. Attorneys: Laws, Rules, and Policies Governing Political Activities
GGD-00-171: Published: Jul 24, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed various laws, rules, and policies related to the political activities of U.S. Attorneys, focusing on: (1) what laws and Department of Justice (DOJ) rules and policies govern U.S. Attorneys' involvement in Hatch Act partisan political activities; (2) what types of activities are permitted and what types are prohibited; (3) to what extent have U.S....