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Food Assistance: Reducing the Trafficking of Food Stamp Benefits
T-RCED-00-250: Published: Jul 19, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the improper trafficking of food stamp benefits, focusing on: (1) federal efforts to identify storeowners who engage in trafficking; (2) the amount of penalties assessed and collected against these storeowners; and (3) the extent to which states with statewide electronic benefit transfer (EBT) systems are identifying and disqualifying recipients w...
Food Stamp Program: Better Use of Electronic Data Could Result in Disqualifying More Recipients Who Traffic Benefits
RCED-00-61: Published: Mar 7, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the efforts of states and the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to reduce Food Stamp trafficking, focusing on the: (1) extent to which the states with statewide electronic benefit transfer (EBT) systems are identifying and disqualifying recipients who engage in trafficking; and (2) actions FNS has taken to encourage the states to identify and disqua...
Financial Management: USDA Faces Major Financial Management Challenges
T-AIMD-00-115: Published: Mar 21, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the financial management issues facing the Department of Agriculture (USDA), focusing on problems in the areas of: (1) implementing the Federal Credit Reform Act (FCRA) of 1990 and related accounting standards; (2) reconciling its Fund Balance with Treasury accounts; (3) addressing weaknesses in the Forest Service's financial accounting and report...
Food Assistance: Financial Information on WIC Nutrition Services and Administrative Costs
RCED-00-66: Published: Mar 6, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on various costs aspects of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), focusing on the: (1) federal and nonfederal sources and amounts of funding and in-kind contributions received by state-level and local WIC agencies and Indian tribal organizations for WIC nutrition services and administration;...
USDA Reorganization: Progress Mixed in Modernizing the Delivery of Services
RCED-00-43: Published: Feb 3, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) efforts to modernize and reorganize its county-based agencies, focusing on: (1) identifying USDA's major reorganization and modernization initiatives for these agencies; (2) examining the progress USDA has made in completing these initiatives; and (3) identifying major issues impeding progress t...
USDA Information Security: Weaknesses at National Finance Center Increase Risk of Fraud, Misuse, and Improper Disclosure
AIMD-99-227: Published: Jul 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the quality of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) information security at its National Finance Center (NFC).GAO noted that: (1) serious access control weaknesses affected NFC's ability to prevent or detect unauthorized changes to payroll and other payment data or computer software, control electronic access to Thrift Savings Pr...
Results Act: Observations on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Fiscal Year 2000 Performance Plan
RCED-99-187: Published: Jun 7, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) performance plan for fiscal year (FY) 2000, focusing on the extent to which the plan: (1) provides a clear picture of intended performance across the Department; (2) discusses the strategies and resources USDA will use to achieve its goals; and (3) provides confidence that the performance information will be c...
Rural Development: Rural Business--Cooperative Service's Lending and the Financial Condition of Its Loan Portfolio
RCED-99-10: Published: Jan 12, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) number and dollar value of business assistance loans approved by the Department of Agriculture's Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS); (2) federal government's costs associated with the agency's loans; and (3) financial condition of the agency's loan portfolio, including the losses incurred.GAO noted that: (1) RBS approv...
U.S. Department of Agriculture: Problems Continue to Hinder the Timely Processing of Discrimination Complaints
RCED-99-38: Published: Jan 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) efforts to process discrimination complaints, focusing on: (1) the timeliness of USDA's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) processing and closing of program and employment discrimination complaints; and (2) the reasons for delays in the processes.GAO noted that: (1) USDA's efforts to process discrimination complaint...
Commodity Credit Corporation: Information on the Availability, Use, and Management of Funds
RCED-98-114: Published: Apr 28, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on how Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) funds are spent and controlled, focusing on: (1) how much money CCC had available and spent in fiscal years (FY) 1996 and 1997, including the sources of these funds and the programs and activities for which they were used; (2) the management practices used to control CCC funds; (3) whether CCC's...