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U.S. Department of Agriculture: Internal Control Would Improve Accountability for Certain Centrally Provided (Greenbook) Programs
GAO-10-82: Published: Oct 20, 2009. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 2009.
The Senate report accompanying the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) fiscal year 2008 appropriations expressed concern that USDA's Greenbook charges--the transfer of funds authority USDA used to charge the appropriations accounts of its agencies and staff offices for programs to centrally provide certain services--had grown excessively. USDA's Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) ove...
Department of Agriculture: Status of Efforts to Address Major Financial Management Challenges
GAO-03-871T: Published: Jun 10, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 2003.
In January, we issued our Performance and Accountability Series on management challenges and program risks at major agencies, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The report for USDA focused on a number of major management challenges, including enhancing financial management, and continued the high risk designation for Forest Service financial management. For many years, USDA strug...
USDA Reorganization: Progress Mixed in Modernizing the Delivery of Services
RCED-00-43: Published: Feb 3, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) efforts to modernize and reorganize its county-based agencies, focusing on: (1) identifying USDA's major reorganization and modernization initiatives for these agencies; (2) examining the progress USDA has made in completing these initiatives; and (3) identifying major issues impeding progress t...
Rural Development: Rural Business--Cooperative Service's Lending and the Financial Condition of Its Loan Portfolio
RCED-99-10: Published: Jan 12, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) number and dollar value of business assistance loans approved by the Department of Agriculture's Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS); (2) federal government's costs associated with the agency's loans; and (3) financial condition of the agency's loan portfolio, including the losses incurred.GAO noted that: (1) RBS approv...
U.S. Department of Agriculture: Problems Continue to Hinder the Timely Processing of Discrimination Complaints
RCED-99-38: Published: Jan 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) efforts to process discrimination complaints, focusing on: (1) the timeliness of USDA's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) processing and closing of program and employment discrimination complaints; and (2) the reasons for delays in the processes.GAO noted that: (1) USDA's efforts to process discrimination complaint...
Teacher Training: Status and Participants' Views of Delta Teachers Academy
RCED-95-208: Published: Jun 29, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Delta Teachers Academy program, focusing on Academy: (1) activities and expenditures; and (2) participants' views on program effectiveness.GAO found that: (1) the Department of Agriculture's funding for the Delta Teachers Academy has nearly doubled to almost $4 million in fiscal year 1995; (2) the Academy expects to increase the number of teach...
Information Resources: USDA Lacks Data on Major Computer Systems
AIMD-94-31: Published: Oct 21, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) development of computer systems with life-cycle costs greater than $25 million.GAO found that: (1) USDA has 17 major computer systems under development with total life-cycle costs of $6.3 billion and two other major initiatives in early planning stages; (2) the major information technology modernization progra...
[Comments on FmHA Employee's Claim for Real Estate Expenses]
B-248479: Published: Sep 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1992.
No summary is currently available...
Farmers Home Administration: Resolution of Loan Appeals
T-RCED-92-91: Published: Aug 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1992.
GAO discussed its review of the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) appeals process, focusing on: (1) the number of successful appellants on cases appealed to and remanded by the FmHA National Appeals Staff for reconsideration; (2) the timeliness of implementation of successful, remanded appeal cases; and (3) its views on proposed legislation that would reorganize FmHA. GAO noted that: (1) FmHA a...
Farmers Home Administration: Appeals of Farm and Housing Loan Decisions
T-RCED-91-59: Published: May 21, 1991. Publicly Released: May 21, 1991.
GAO discussed the appeals process for individuals dissatisfied with Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) farm, emergency, and rural housing loan decisions. GAO noted that: (1) 64 percent of 918 farmer loan program appeals had been heard by hearing officers, 21 percent were concluded or withdrawn without a hearing, and 15 percent had hearings pending; (2) 58 percent of 451 rural housing loan progra...