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Federal Paid Administrative Leave: Additional Guidance Needed to Improve OPM Data
GAO-15-79: Published: Oct 17, 2014. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 2014.
Policies. Agencies have the authority to grant paid administrative leave—an excused absence without loss of pay or charge to individual leave—and to set policies governing its use. Among the five agencies GAO reviewed—the Departments of Defense (DOD), the Interior, and Veterans Affairs (VA); the General Services Administration; and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)—age...
U.S. Public Diplomacy: Actions Needed to Improve Strategic Use and Coordination of Research
GAO-07-904: Published: Jul 18, 2007. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 2007.
U.S. strategic communication efforts are supported by media and audience research efforts conducted by the State Department (State), U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), Department of Defense (DOD), and Open Source Center (OSC). GAO examined (1) how research is used to support U.S. strategic communication objectives; and (2) how agencies identif...
Foreign Assistance: Enhanced Coordination and Better Methods to Assess the Results of U.S. International Basic Education Efforts Are Needed
GAO-07-523: Published: Mar 30, 2007. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 2007.
Pub. L. No. 109-102, section 567, mandated that GAO analyze U.S. international basic education efforts overseas. In this report, GAO (1) describes U.S. agencies' basic education activities and how the agencies plan them; (2) examines U.S. coordination of basic education efforts among U.S. agencies, and with host governments and international donors; and (3) examines how U.S. agencies assess the re...
Central America: Activities of the Verification Commission
NSIAD-90-65: Published: Feb 23, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1990.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO audited the expenditure of funds transferred from the Department of Defense to the Agency for International Development (AID) to support the activities of the Verification Commission which was established to ensure compliance with the Sapoa Agreement.GAO found that the Commission's activities were curtailed when political events in Nicaragua prevented it...
Central America: Humanitarian Assistance to the Nicaraguan Democratic Resistance
NSIAD-90-62: Published: Jan 23, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) administration of $27.14 million in humanitarian aid to the Nicaraguan resistance.GAO found that: (1) AID complied with legislative requirements by providing only authorized assistance and establishing new guidelines for family assistance payments; (2) AID implemented internal controls that adequatel...