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Nuclear R&D: Usefulness of Information From Shippingport Decommissioning for Rancho Seco
RCED-90-171: Published: Jun 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information related to the Department of Energy's (DOE) decommissioning of the Shippingport, Pennsylvania, nuclear power plant and the usefulness of this information to the decommissioning of the Rancho Seco, California, nuclear power plant.GAO found that DOE reported that: (1) a nuclear power plant could be decommissioned within the established co...
Personnel Practices: The Department of Energy's Use of Schedule C Appointment Authority
GGD-90-61: Published: Mar 8, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about the number of Schedule C employees at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs and Office of Public Affairs.GAO found that, although DOE complied with Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regulations and guidelines in establishing 19 permanent Schedule C positions for the two offices,...
Energy Management: Appeals Procedures for State and Local Assistance Programs
RCED-89-127: Published: May 10, 1989. Publicly Released: May 17, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Energy's (DOE) administrative review procedures for its state and local energy conservation grant programs.GAO found that: (1) DOE published regulations for administrative review procedures for its energy conservation, energy extension, and weatherization assistance programs; (2) the procedures included hearings before DOE-appoint...
Small Business Act: Energy's Disadvantaged Business Advocate Not Reporting to Proper Management Level
GGD-87-69: Published: May 26, 1987. Publicly Released: May 26, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) compliance with section 15 of the Small Business Act, which requires that the Director, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), be responsible only to and report directly to the agency head or deputy.GAO found that, although OSDBU reported directly to the agency head, it did not comply with t...
[Legality of DOE Activities in Administration of Oil Overcharge Settlement Funds]
B-210176.2,B-210176.3,B-210176.4: Published: Feb 7, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 1986.
GAO reviewed the legality of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) administration of oil overcharge settlement funds currently retained in a U.S. Treasury interest-bearing trust account. GAO noted that: (1) the Entitlements Program distributed the benefits of price-controlled crude oil equally to all refiners through money transfers based on refiners' access to the...
Department of Energy: Allegations About the Director of the Office of Minority Economic Impact
RCED-86-95: Published: Jun 12, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated various allegations against the former Director of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Minority Economic Impact (OMEI), focusing on allegations that the Director: (1) proposed a reduction in force (RIF) to retaliate against the two affected employees; (2) claimed travel expenses for trips not related to government business; and (3) misus...
Security Concerns at DOE's Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Production Facility
RCED-85-83: Published: Apr 22, 1985. Publicly Released: May 3, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed certain security concerns at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Production Facility, concentrating on four allegations: (1) a machine gun misfiring resulting in injuries; (2) a security guard's handgun discharging; (3) rifles being shoved into employees' stomachs during security exercises; and (4) a machine gun attached to...
The Department of Energy Should Improve Its Management of Oil Overcharge Funds
RCED-85-46: Published: Feb 14, 1985. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the adequacy of the Department of Energy (DOE) Economic Regulatory Administration's (ERA) management of funds distributed to states resulting from the collection of overcharges found in audits of oil companies' compliance with regulations controlling the allocation and pricing of crude oil and refined petroleum products.GAO found that ERA chose to...
The Funding of Generic Activities Within DOE's Office of Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy
RCED-84-186: Published: Aug 31, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed questions concerning the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy's funding certain generic activities not previously identified in the DOE budget request. Specifically, GAO determined: (1) whether this practice is in accordance with DOE internal budgeting regulations; (2) the impact this practice has on DOE...
The Impact of International Cooperation in DOE's Magnetic Confinement Fusion Program
RCED-84-74: Published: Feb 17, 1984. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed issues relating to international cooperation in fusion energy development as part of its review of fusion energy.GAO noted that the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Fusion Energy directs the fusion research and development program on which over $3.5 billion has been spent since fiscal year 1950. GAO found that DOE policy on international c...