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Recovering Iraq's Assets: Preliminary Observations on U.S. Efforts and Challenges
GAO-04-579T: Published: Mar 18, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 2004.
Rebuilding Iraq is a U.S. national security priority. Billions of dollars are needed for Iraq's reconstruction. The U.S. government and the international community have undertaken important efforts to recover the assets of the former regime and return them to the Iraqi people. In this testimony, GAO will present its preliminary observations on the recovery effort. Specifically, GAO (1) updates its...
Census Monitoring Board: Review of Congressional Side Shutdown Activities
GAO-02-367R: Published: Feb 1, 2002. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 2002.
Because the activities of the Congressional side of the Census Monitoring Board (CMBC) ceased to exist on September 30, 2001, CMBC entered into an interagency agreement with the Government Printing Office (GPO) to pay CMBC bills and to provide administrative support services. GAO examined CMBC documents to determine financial cutoff procedures and conducted other audits as necessary. GAO found fou...
Financial Management: Census Monitoring Board Disbursements, Internal Control Weaknesses, and Other Matters
AIMD-00-317: Published: Sep 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the financial management of the Census Monitoring Board (CMB), focusing on: (1) information on seven specific matters contained in congressional requests; (2) an audit relating to all CMB out-of-town travel disbursements and all other financial transactions over $200 from CMB's inception in June 1998 through March 31, 2000, which resulted in GAO au...
International Banking: Strengthening the Framework for Supervising International Banks
GGD-94-68: Published: Mar 21, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1994.
GAO reviewed U.S. and international efforts to increase international coordination and improve the overall quality of international bank supervision, focusing on: (1) the Basle Committee's efforts to coordinate bank supervision; (2) the effectiveness of the Committee's approach and options to enhance its role in bank supervision; and (3) whether the Foreign Bank Supervision Enhancement Act can ser...
Securities Markets: Challenges to Harmonizing International Capital Standards Remain
GGD-92-41: Published: Mar 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1992.
GAO reported on international efforts to harmonize capital standards for securities firms and for banks' securities activities, focusing on the implications of those harmonization efforts for U.S. capital standards.GAO found that: (1) securities market regulators in such major markets as Japan, the United States, and the United Kingdom generally support efforts to harmonize capital standards; (2)...
International Banking: Exposure to Less Developed Countries
NSIAD-90-34FS: Published: Oct 16, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO presented historical data from the Bank for International Settlements' (BIS) quarterly and semiannual series on the debt that less-developed countries (LDC) and Baker 15 countries owed to the United States, Canada, United Kingdom (UK), West Germany, France, Italy, and Japan.GAO found that, according to the territorially based BIS quarterly series: (1) LDC d...
Federal Executive Pay
T-GGD-87-1: Published: Nov 3, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 1986.
GAO provided its views on the need to adjust the salaries of top government officials. GAO noted that: (1) salary levels have not kept up with inflation; (2) the new federal employee retirement system that will go into effect next year will provide little incentive to federal employees to remain with the federal government, and will likely result in an increase in civil service turnover; (3) fewer...
Recommendations of the Commission on Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Salaries
114477: Feb 18, 1981
One of the more serious problems facing Government today is the inadequate salary levels for top Federal officials and the depressing effect this has on the pay rates for the entire Federal management structure. Top Federal officials, including members of Congress, have been making financial sacrifices for many years. The Commission on Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Salaries has made salary...
Need for Pay Adjustments for Top Officials in the Federal Government
113586: Oct 15, 1980
Pay adjustments that were to be provided to Members of Congress, Federal judges, and top Federal executives continue to be reduced or denied. This has resulted in recruitment and retention problems for some agencies and in compressed pay rates for high level Government employees and Senior Executive Service employees. As a result, Federal executives have little incentive to accept promotions with...
Grant Activities of the New England Regional Commission
CED-78-20: Published: Jan 6, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 6, 1978.
Expenditures charged by the Governor's Office of the State of Connecticut to grants made by the New England Regional Commission (NERCOM) from funds provided by the Secretary of Commerce were reviewed as a result of questions raised by the auditors of Connecticut's public accounts during their audits of 1974 and 1975 grants to the Governor's office. The auditors questioned whether State Management...