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U.S. Department of Agriculture: Better Management Could Increase Effectiveness of FAS Export Operations
T-GGD-93-5: Published: Feb 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1993.
GAO discussed weaknesses that reduce the effectiveness of the Foreign Agricultural Service's (FAS) export operations and programs. GAO noted that: (1) FAS manages about $10 billion in agricultural export assistance programs that are designed to increase U.S. agricultural exports and develop foreign markets; (2) problems with FAS market promotion programs (MPP) include inadequate market research an...
Farmers Home Administration: Final Resolution of Farm Loan or Servicing Appeals
RCED-93-28: Published: Feb 10, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the final resolution of appeals of Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) loan decisions to determine whether appellants received loans: (1) they requested after FmHA lending decisions were remanded for reconsideration; and (2) and loan servicing in a timely manner.GAO found that: (1) of the 680 remanded loanmaking appeals, an estimated 41 percent of a...
High Risk Series: Farmers Home Administration's Farm Loan Programs
HR-93-1: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
GAO provided information on the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) management of direct and guaranteed farm loan programs and federal farm properties, focusing on FmHA failure to comply with loan and property management standards and program policies which contribute to financial risks.GAO found that: (1) FmHA attempted to provide high-risk farmers with temporary credit until they were able to s...
High Risk Series: Guaranteed Student Loans
HR-93-2: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Department of Education's management of the Guaranteed Student Loan Program, focusing on the: (1) program's structural flaws; and (2) lack of adequate incentives to prevent loan defaults.GAO found that: (1) the federal government's risk of loan losses has increased greatly as the program has evolved; (2) the government has increased its financial exposure, since it provided intere...
High Risk Series: Medicare Claims
HR-93-6: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
GAO provided information on the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) management of the Medicare Program and whether insufficient funding exposes the program to unnecessary loss through waste, fraud, and abuse.GAO found that: (1) Medicare losses resulting from fraud, waste, and abuse could total 10 percent of the nation's total health care costs; (2) HCFA relies on contractors to process M...
High Risk Series: Resolution Trust Corporation
HR-93-4: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Resolution Trust Corporation's (RTC) cleanup of the thrift industry, focusing on: (1) RTC management of its asset disposition and contracting activities; (2) RTC information systems; and (3) reduction of thrift cleanup costs.GAO found that RTC: (1) has recovered about 95 percent of the book value of the financial assets it has sold, but faces losses from contingent liability on al...
Social Security: Need for Better Coordination of Food Stamp Services for Social Security Clients
HRD-92-92: Published: Sep 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO determined whether: (1) taking food stamp applications for certain supplemental security income applicants at Social Security Administration (SSA) offices is working adequately; (2) Social Security program clients are being adequately informed of the availability of food stamps; (3) taking food stamp applications at SSA offices should be expanded to all S...
[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...
Rural Development Administration: Patterns of Use in the Business and Industry Loan Guarantee Program
RCED-92-197: Published: Jul 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) Business and Industry (B&I) Loan Guarantee Program, focusing on: (1) which states and territories are using the B&I program and why some states are not; (2) types of industries receiving B&I loan guarantees; and (3) how the B&I program has impacted rural development.GAO found that: (1) of the 50 states and 3...
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...