Department of Veterans Affairs, Executive (51 - 60 of 96 items)
Health Care: Actions to Terminate Problem Hospitals From Medicare Are Inadequate
HRD-91-54: Published: Sep 5, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1991.
GAO provided information on the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) lack of compliance with regulations governing the termination of acute care hospitals from the Medicare program when deficiencies are not corrected within required time frames, focusing on: (1) specific areas that need improvement; and (2) alternative enforcement options that can be used against problem hospitals to supp...
Debt Management: More Aggressive Actions Needed to Reduce Billions in Overpayments
HRD-91-46: Published: Jul 9, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on debt management practices at the Social Security Administration (SSA), Railroad Retirement Board (RRB), Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).GAO found that: (1) SSA has made little progress in controlling and collecting benefit overpayments, with its collection rate remaining at about 28 perce...
Obligations Limitation: Resolution Trust Corporation's Compliance as of September 30, 1990
AFMD-91-63: Published: May 31, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Resolution Trust Corporation's (RTC) third-quarter compliance with the maximum RTC obligation limit set forth by the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA) of 1989, which provided a formula calculating maximum allowable obligations.GAO found that: (1) none of the formula categories required by FIRREA were omitted...
Accidental Shootings: Many Deaths and Injuries Caused by Firearms Could Be Prevented
PEMD-91-9: Published: Mar 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the extent to which certain safety devices could prevent firearms-related deaths, focusing on the proportion of accidental deaths that might be averted by modifying the firearms with an automatic engaging childproof safety device or with a device that indicates whether a gun is loaded.GAO found that: (1) the safety devices could have prevented abou...
Financial Audit: Resolution Funding Corporation's 1989 Financial Statements
AFMD-91-49: Published: Apr 2, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1991.
GAO examined the Resolution Funding Corporation's financial statements for the fiscal year December 31, 1989.GAO found that: (1) the Funding Corporation's $4 billion deficit represented the difference between the actual cost and ultimate maturity value of its investment in certain Department of the Treasury securities; (2) the deficit would be eliminated over time as the securities matured; (3) as...
Resolution Trust Corporation: Automation Efforts Need Management Attention
T-IMTEC-91-1: Published: Oct 16, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1990.
GAO discussed the Resolution Trust Corporation's (RTC) management of its Real Estate Owned Asset Management System, which tracks RTC management and disposal of real estate assets. GAO noted that: (1) RTC strengthened its information resources management (IRM) activities by developing strategic IRM principles and systems architecture; (2) the absence of adequate management planning and controls cou...
Obligations Limitation: Resolution Trust Corporation's Compliance as of March 31, 1990
AFMD-90-101: Published: Jul 27, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the quarterly report on the Resolution Trust Corporation's (RTC) compliance with the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (FIRREA), to determine whether: (1) RTC included all the required categories in its calculations; and (2) the values reported appeared reasonable for select components of the calculations.GAO foun...
Resolution Trust Corporation: Stronger Information Technology Leadership Needed
IMTEC-90-76: Published: Jul 23, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1990.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed: (1) the adequacy of key components of the Resolution Trust Corporation's (RTC) information resources management (IRM); and (2) the RTC Oversight Board's role in reviewing current and planned use of information resources.GAO found that: (1) RTC lacked central leadership in agency IRM activities, and there were no clear lines of accountability, au...
Failed Thrifts: Better Controls Needed Over Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment
GGD-90-87: Published: May 25, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined whether the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation (FSLIC): (1) efficiently and effectively disposed of furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E) for thrift receiverships under its Southwest Plan; and (2) appropriately took various receiverships' FF&E to furnish a regional FSLIC office.GAO found that: (1) after deducting expenses, FSLIC r...
Impact of FHA Loan Policy Changes on Its Cash Position
T-RCED-90-70: Published: Jun 6, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1990.
GAO discussed the impact of proposed policy changes on the cash position of the Federal Housing Administration's (FHA) Mutual Mortgage Insurance (MMI) Fund, focusing on the effects of: (1) increasing FHA mortgage ceiling limits; (2) reducing down payment requirements; and (3) allowing FHA to insure adjustable rate mortgages (ARM) with higher interest rate caps. GAO noted that the MMI fund: (1) was...