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Tennessee Valley Authority: Financial Problems Raise Questions About Long-Term Viability
AIMD/RCED-95-134: Published: Aug 17, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) financial condition, focusing on the implications for TVA and the federal government in light of the increasingly competitive electric utility market.GAO found that: (1) TVA is $26 billion in debt and has invested $14 billion in deferred assets that are not included in its electricity rates; (2) TVA has little...
[Comments on Grantee's Compliance with Appropriations Act]
B-258000: Published: Aug 31, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on: (1) a grantee's refusal to disburse part of its grant funds to another foundation for tree planting projects; and (2) whether the grantee's use of grant funds to pay legal and professional fees complied with statutory provisions. GAO noted that: (1) the appropriation provision that designated the grant funds to another foundation was ambiguous...
Bonneville Power Administration: Borrowing Practices and Financial Condition
AIMD-94-67BR: Published: Apr 19, 1994. Publicly Released: May 10, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the borrowing practices and overall financial condition of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA).GAO found that: (1) BPA currently finances all of its capital programs using debt financing; (2) all BPA new borrowing is projected to come from the Treasury Department; (3) based on current BPA projections, the bond borrowing caps wi...
RCED-93-159R: Published: Jun 7, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal agencies' efforts to achieve contracting goals for women-owned businesses, focusing on: (1) how many of the 18 major federal procuring agencies have women-in-business specialists; (2) whether agencies with such specialists award a greater percentage of contract dollars to women-owned businesses; and (3) whether procurement pr...
TVA Bond Sales
RCED-93-43R: Published: Oct 23, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the extent to which minority and regional bond underwriters that participated in the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) bond sales were actually located in the TVA service delivery area. GAO noted that: (1) the number of underwriting firms considered in the TVA region differed depending on the definition used; (2) between October 1989...
Tennessee Valley Authority: Issues Surrounding Decision to Contract Out Construction Activities
RCED-92-105: Published: Jan 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) decision to contract for all construction and major modification work, focusing on the: (1) basis for its decision; (2) rationale for certain procedures TVA followed in complying with the Government in the Sunshine Act; (3) decision's effect on TVA employees; and (4) decision's effect on TVA operations.GAO fou...
Electricity Supply: Utility Demand-Side Management Programs Can Reduce Electricity Use
RCED-92-13: Published: Oct 31, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) the potential electricity savings that could result from demand-side management (DSM) utility programs designed to reduce future electricity use; and (2) efforts by utilities, states, and federal power agencies to encourage efficient electricity use.GAO found that: (1) by 2000, regulators and utilities in nine selected states estimated reducti...
Labor-Management Relations: Tennessee Valley Authority Situation Needs to Improve
GGD-91-129: Published: Sep 26, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) labor-management relations, focusing on: (1) the basis for TVA exemption from federal labor relations laws that apply to most other federal agencies; and (2) alternatives for improving TVA labor-management relations.GAO found that: (1) TVA employees collectively bargained with TVA management through TVA policy...
Tennessee Valley Authority: Special Air Transportation Services Provided to Manager of Nuclear Power
GGD-89-117BR: Published: Sep 25, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 27, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) provision of special air transportation services to its manager of nuclear power.GAO found that TVA: (1) contracted for the manager's services in January 1986, in response to growing concerns over and problems with its nuclear power program; (2) continued the contractual arrangement, since a June 1986 GAO dete...
Inspectors General: Adequacy of TVA's Office of Inspector General
AFMD-89-68: Published: Jul 3, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the operations of the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG), focusing on its duties, powers, performance, and independence.GAO found that TVA OIG: (1) had audit and investigation powers and duties similar to those of other inspectors general; (2) reported directly to the TVA Board of Directors; (3) had unrestricte...