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Cost of Health Care Task Force Related Activities
T-GGD-95-114: Published: Mar 14, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 1995.
GAO discussed the incurred costs of the President's Task Force on National Health Care Reform as of March 9, 1995. GAO noted that: (1) although it has received cost data from the 10 agencies that contributed to the task force and its related groups, the data are incomplete; (2) the 10 agencies reported spending about $9.6 million on task force matters, with about $3.5 million spent on developing t...
[Comments on NOAA Employee's Claim for Lodging Expenses]
B-258852: Published: Feb 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 1995.
No summary is currently available...
Political Appointees: 10 Year Staffing Trends at 30 Federal Agencies
GGD-93-74FS: Published: Apr 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the historical trends in the employment of noncareer Senior Executive Service (SES) and Schedule C appointees and full-time permanent (FTP) employees, focusing on: (1) the federal agencies with the largest number of political appointees in December 1991; (2) staffing patterns of appointees at 30 federal agencies and governmentwide st...
User Fees: Limited Survey of User Fees at the Departments of Commerce and the Interior
AFMD-90-53FS: Published: Mar 23, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed: (1) user fees that Departments of Commerce and the Interior charged; (2) whether the agencies periodically modified user fees; and (3) whether six departments and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) had implemented recent user fee recommendations.GAO found that: (1) it could not compile data on user fees throughout the federal government bec...
Federal Employees: Commerce Department's Reclassification of Three Managerial Positions
GGD-90-41: Published: Jan 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Commerce's reclassification of three managerial positions within its Office of Finance and Federal Assistance (OFFA), focusing on whether Commerce properly moved the three positions from the accounting and budgeting occupational grouping to the administrative and clerical grouping.GAO found that an Office of Personnel Management (...
[Comments on Proposed Use of Corporate Charge Cards by Bureau of the Census Employees]
B-237883: Published: Jan 5, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 5, 1990.
Pursuant to a Department of Commerce request, GAO commented on the Census Bureau's proposed use of corporate charge cards for group-training facility expenses. Although GAO was concerned about the potential for abuse, it had no legal objection to the proposal...
Ocean Research Fleet: Contracting Practices for Repair of NOAA Ships
RCED-89-25: Published: Oct 31, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO monitored the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) implementation of recommendations that the Department of Commerce's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) included in two audit reports concerning alleged NOAA procurement of substandard power packs and NOAA contract management weaknesses affecting its vessel fleet. GAO also examined NOA...
Contracting Out: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Central Library
RCED-87-184: Published: Aug 6, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) decision to contract for the operation of its Central Library to determine: (1) if the process NOAA used complied with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) procedures; (2) if the concerns NOAA employees raised had merit; and (3) the legality of contracting for...
Trade Adjustment: Alleged Improprieties in Commerce's Trade Adjustment Assistance Program
NSIAD-86-152BR: Published: Jul 9, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Commerce allegations of improprieties related to the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program (TAAP), specifically: (1) the use of the Department's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to issue a damaging report on TAAP; (2) the International Trade Administration's (ITA) suppression of a contractor's study of TAAP; (3) ITA evasion and...
Patent Policy: Department of Commerce Involvement in Department of Energy Activities
RCED-86-83: Published: Mar 25, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined several Department of Commerce actions aimed at influencing Department of Energy (DOE) patent policy to determine if they were in violation of the law, specifically: (1) Commerce's involvement in an Office of Management and Budget (OMB) initiative to change DOE patent policies and reduce its patent attorney staff; (2) Commerce's role in an OMB d...