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[Comments on Request for Reconsideration of Dismissed Protest of REA Contract Award]
B-233596.2: Published: Jan 31, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1989.
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Small Business Act: Agriculture's Disadvantaged Business Advocate Not Reporting to Proper Management Level
GGD-87-45: Published: Apr 6, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) to determine its compliance with the Small Business Act.GAO found that, although the act required the OSDBU Director to report directly to the Secretary of Agriculture or his deputy, the Director was reporting to the Assistant Secretary for Admi...
Food Stamp Program: Restoration of Improperly Denied or Terminated Benefits
RCED-87-51: Published: Oct 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) how federal and state administrative practices affect the participation of persons eligible for Food Stamp Program benefits; and (2) a problem in Illinois' procedures relating to the restoration of food stamp benefits to persons whose benefits were improperly denied or terminated.GAO found that, although states are responsible for local adm...
Inspectors General: Compliance With Professional Standards by the Agriculture Inspector General
AFMD-86-41: Published: Sep 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Inspector General's (OIG) compliance with professional standards in conducting audits and investigations.GAO found that, of the 23 audit and investigation standards it reviewed, OIG satisfactorily complied with 18. Although OIG complied with certain aspects of the other 5 standards, GAO found that: (1) some OIG supervisors did not docum...
Observations on the National School Lunch Program's Assessment, Improvement, and Monitoring System
124037: Sep 7, 1983
GAO conducted a survey to obtain information on the operation of the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) Assessment, Improvement, and Monitoring System (AIMS), which it implemented under interim regulations which established four standards to improve the management of the National School Lunch Program and ensure correct claims for federal program reimbursement. These standards provide that: (1) app...
Review of Department of Agriculture Audits and Investigations of the Farmers Home Administration Activities in the State of Maine
CED-77-115: Published: Aug 5, 1977. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1982.
The scope and thoroughness of the audits and investigations of the Farmers Home Administration activities in Maine by the Department of Agriculture's Office of Audit and Office of Investigation were complete and unrestricted. There were no indications that Agency headquarters officials were involved in or influenced the findings and conclusions reported by Agriculture auditors and investigators. I...
Summary of Major Deficiencies in the Farmers Home Administration's Business and Industrial Loan Program
CED-81-56: Published: Jan 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1981.
GAO was asked to summarize the major deficiencies in the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) Business and Industrial Loan Program. GAO was also asked to base the summary on audits by GAO and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and internal FmHA studies. In 1977, GAO reported on loan evaluation and servicing deficiencies in the FmHA program.The review of OIG...
Collection of Credit Report Fees by the Farmers Home Administration
CED-77-134: Published: Oct 7, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 7, 1977.
The Farmers Home Administration's rural housing loan program was reviewed to determine whether it was economical and efficient. The agency has joined other governmental agencies in obtaining credit reports from credit-reporting companies which are under contract with The Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Farmers Home Administration's regulations list the credit bureaus to be used, t...