Department of Agriculture, Executive (11 - 16 of 16 items)
Automated Systems: Legislative Branch Opportunity for Sharing Payroll/Personnel Systems
IMTEC-89-23: Published: May 23, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1989.
GAO reviewed the efforts of the Architect of the Capitol, Library of Congress, and Government Printing Office to obtain payroll and personnel system support.GAO found that: (1) all three agencies were experiencing problems with their payroll and personnel systems and could significantly benefit by using a shared system; (2) six executive agencies' operating systems could be shared with the three l...
Evaluation of the Quality of Corn Stored by USDA at a Plainview, TX, Grain Warehouse
RCED-84-175: Published: Aug 17, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated reports that significant quantities of corn owned by the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) and stored in commercial warehouses in Texas had seriously deteriorated.The GAO review focused on one particular warehouse in Texas where about 22 million bushels of CCC-owned corn have been stored since 1980. Analyses performed in November 1983 and in F...
Validity and Comparability of Quantitative Data Presented by the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency on Inspectors General Activities
AFMD-82-78: Published: May 18, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the accuracy of the quantitative data contained in the first two summary reports of inspectors general activities and accompanying fact sheets issued by the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency.The GAO review disclosed that the data collection methodology for each report was different, standard definitions were not used, and some agen...
Poor Controls Over Federal Aid in Massachusetts After the 1978 Blizzard Caused Questionable Benefit Payments
CED-81-4: Published: Jan 26, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 1981.
In February 1978, the President declared eight Massachusetts' counties a major disaster area following the most severe blizzard to strike the Boston metropolitan area in over 100 years. Federal assistance totalled about $180 million to individuals, businesses, and state and local governments. GAO was asked to review: (1) the adequacy of coordination among the federal agencies to prevent duplicativ...
Reimbursement of Legal Fees for Department of Agriculture Employee
B-175031(MRV): Published: Mar 6, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1979.
A reconsideration was requested of a GAO decision denying the claims of a Federal employee for reimbursement of legal fees. The employee, who worked for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the Department of Agriculture, wrote several letters concerning improper activities of a meat packing plant in Rhode Island. The employee's supervisor filed suit alleging that the letters were libe...
Survey of Public Affairs Activities by the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
LCD-75-452: Published: Sep 30, 1976. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1976.
Congress asked GAO to survey the public affairs activities by the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Specifically, Congress asked for information on broadcasting, advertisements, exhibits, films, publications, and speeches by members of the two departments and on the number of individual workers in these public affairs activities.GAO enclosed informatio...