Department of Veterans Affairs, Executive (81 - 90 of 96 items)
Better Management and Price Negotiation Will Improve the VA Multiple Award Schedule Program
NSIAD-83-33: Published: Sep 20, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1983.
GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) procurement of drugs and pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, and subsistence products through the multiple award schedule (MAS) program, under which VA and other agencies procure certain supplies directly from vendors at a negotiated price.GAO found that VA may not be obtaining the lowest prices possible under the MAS program because: (1) prices offe...
VA Is Making Efforts To Improve Its Nursing Home Construction Planning Process
HRD-83-58: Published: May 20, 1983. Publicly Released: May 20, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the Veterans Administration's (VA) justification for each nursing home construction project included in its fiscal year (FY) 1984 budget request to determine whether it had fully considered local conditions and less costly alternatives.GAO stated that the processes VA used to plan, justify, and rank in priority order the seven nursing home projects...
Improved Productivity Can Reduce the Cost of Administering Veterans Benefit Programs
AFMD-83-12: Published: Dec 22, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1982.
GAO reviewed the processing of claims for Veterans Administration (VA) compensation, pension, education, and death benefits to identify alternative operating methods that could result in higher productivity and lower costs.GAO found that employee experience levels and education, local unemployment, wage scales, the percentage of employees new to their jobs, and other factors were not significantly...
VA's Agent Orange Examination Program: Actions Needed To More Effectively Address Veterans' Health Concerns
HRD-83-6: Published: Oct 25, 1982. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Vietnam veterans' complaints regarding the Veterans Administration's (VA) Agent Orange program and related issues.GAO found that, since 1978, more than 89,000 Vietnam veterans have been examined through VA services. Although the GAO veteran participant survey and investigation showed that VA examinations were more thorough than the veterans perc...
VA Should Use Economic Order Quantity Principles in the Wholesale Supply System
PLRD-82-108: Published: Aug 18, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1982.
GAO reviewed the economic order quantity (EOQ) principles to determine the benefits of using these principles to compute order quantities for wholesale supply items at the Veterans Administration (VA). The EOQ principle is a mathematical method for determining the purchase quantity that will result in the lowest total cost to order and carry inventory.GAO believes that, by using EOQ principles, th...
VA Forfeiture Decisions Highlight the Need To Strengthen the Procedural Protections Afforded Filipino Veterans Residing in the Philippines
HRD-82-46: Published: Mar 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a 5-year sample of Veterans Administration (VA) forfeiture decisions to determine whether Filipino veterans and their survivors were afforded procedural due process.GAO found that virtually all VA forfeitures were based on cases from the Philippines and that questionable procedures and practices sometimes resulted in unfair treatment of Filipino...
The Veterans Administration's Security Force and Crime at VA Medical Centers
115773: Jul 15, 1981
Crime at Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Centers has been rising steadily with the nature of offenses committed covering the full spectrum of crimes against individuals, property crimes, and substance abuse. VA relies primarily on its police force for crime prevention and for the protection of patients, staff, visitors, and property at its medical centers. The inability to recruit enough qual...
Collection of Debts Owed the Veterans Administration
111985: Apr 1, 1980
The amount of money owed the Federal Government is enormous and growing. Many of the factors which impede Veterans Administration (VA) debt collection efforts are common throughout the Government. The Federal agencies have not been aggressive in pursuing collection; not enough resources are devoted to this effort; and collection methods are slow, expensive, and inefficient. In an effort to strengt...
Assessment of Information Needs for Veterans Administration, Department of Medicine and Surgery
PAD-79-8: Published: Feb 27, 1979. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1979.
The Veterans Administration (VA) medical care programs are significant because of the size of their appropriations and the very large numbers of patients treated. This Information Requirements Document contains recommendations for revising the display of budget and program information concerning the programs and activities funded through the medical care appropriation account and three related acc...
Financial Audit of Veterans Administration Contract With National Academy of Sciences
HRD-78-137: Published: Jul 14, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 14, 1978.
A financial audit of the Veterans Administration (VA) contract with the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) for a study of the VA health care system showed that costs claimed to have been incurred under the contract and billed to the VA were adequately supported, properly accounted for, and allocable under the terms of the contract and Federal Procurement Regulations. However, certain NAS policies...