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Credit Unions: Available Information Indicates No Compelling Need for Secondary Capital
GAO-04-849: Published: Aug 6, 2004. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 2004.
Since the passage of the Credit Union Membership Access Act of 1998 (CUMAA), many in the credit union industry have sought legislative changes to the net worth ratio central to prompt corrective action (PCA). The current debate centers on the issue of allowing federally insured credit unions to include additional forms of capital within the definition of net worth. In light of the issues surroundi...
Private Pensions: Multiemployer Plans Face Short- and Long-Term Challenges
GAO-04-423: Published: Mar 26, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 2004.
Multiemployer-defined benefit pension plans, which are created by collective bargaining agreements covering more than one employer and generally operated under the joint trusteeship of labor and management, provide coverage to over 9.7 million of the 44 million participants insured by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). The recent termination of several large single-employer plans--pl...
D.C. Family Court: Progress Has Been Made in Implementing Its Transition
GAO-04-234: Published: Jan 6, 2004. Publicly Released: Jan 6, 2004.
The D.C. Family Court Act (P.L. 107-114) mandated that GAO examine the performance of the D.C. Family Court. GAO addressed the following objectives: (1) What procedures were used to make judicial appointments to the Family Court and what effect did qualification requirements have on appointment timeframes? (2) How timely was the Family Court in meeting established timeframes for transferring and r...
Personnel Practices: Circumstances Surrounding U.S. Customs Service's Use of Schedule A Appointment Authority
GAO-01-1103: Published: Sep 13, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 2001.
The Treasury Department, on behalf of the Customs Service, requested Office of Personnel Management (OPM) approval for Schedule A appointment authority for 10 positions for oversight policy and direction of sensitive law enforcement activities. Treasury's request stated that "due to the sensitive nature of the operations, these positions require a unique blend of special characteristics, skills an...
Worker Protection: Better Coordination Can Improve Safety at Hazardous Material Facilities
GAO-01-62: Published: Oct 26, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 2000.
Work places that produce, use, store, or dispose of hazardous materials are considered to be among the most dangerous in the nation. Workers at these facilities face the potential for injury, chronic illness, or death, which can be caused simply by exposure to certain materials. Several agencies play a role in protecting workplace safety and health. This report discusses coordination of efforts by...
Electronic Banking: Enhancing Federal Oversight of Internet Banking Activities
GGD-99-91: Published: Jul 6, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal oversight of depository institutions' Internet banking activities, focusing on: (1) the risks posed by Internet banking and the extent of any industrywide Internet banking-related problems; (2) the methods used by regulators to track depository institutions' plans to provide Internet banking services; (3) how regulators examined Internet ba...
Food Safety: Experiences of Four Countries in Consolidating Their Food Safety Systems
RCED-99-80: Published: Apr 20, 1999. Publicly Released: May 21, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the experiences of foreign countries that are consolidating their food safety responsibilities, focusing on the: (1) reasons for and approaches taken to consolidation, the costs and savings, if any, associated with consolidation, and efforts to assess the effectiveness of the revised food safety systems; and (2) lessons that the United States might...
Inspectors General: Information on Operational and Staffing Issues
AIMD-99-29: Published: Jan 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO surveyed inspectors general (IG) to obtain: (1) information on their organizational structure, staffing, and workload; and (2) their views on current policy issues affecting them.GAO noted that: (1) IGs' work covers a broad spectrum of agency programs and operations; (2) in general, the IGs responded that they have the expertise and resources necessary to a...
Financial Services Institutions: Information for Assessing the Government's Potential Financial Exposure
GGD-98-125: Published: Jun 15, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on selected financial services institutions, focusing on: (1) the potential financial exposure faced by the federal government as a result of financial services institutions sponsored, in whole or in part, by the federal government; (2) the institutions sponsored, in whole or in part, by the federal government or corporations within the...
Customs Service: Process for Estimating and Allocating Inspectional Personnel
GGD-98-107: Published: Apr 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected aspects of the Custom Service's drug enforcement operations, focusing on: (1) how Customs assesses its needs for inspectional personnel and allocates such resources to commercial cargo ports of entry; (2) whether Customs received all the additional inspectional personnel its assessments indicated it needed and, if not, why it did not recei...