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Department of Energy: Value of Benefits Paid to Separated Contractor Workforce Varied Widely
RCED-97-33: Published: Jan 23, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) workforce restructuring plans, focusing on the: (1) types and amounts of benefits provided to separated employees; (2) distinctions DOE made in determining who should receive these benefits; (3) extent to which the contractors at DOE's facilities have to rehire workers or replace them with others having similar skil...
Department of Energy: Unethical Conduct at DOE's Yucca Mountain Project
OSI-96-2: Published: Sep 30, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated allegations of conflicts of interest at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Yucca Mountain Project, focusing on whether: (1) the DOE Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (OCRWM) properly implemented and adequately enforced federal standards of ethical conduct and DOE ethics regulations; and (2) failure to implement DOE ethics standards...
DOE's Three Restricted Reserves of Unobligated Funds
RCED-96-208R: Published: Aug 8, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) three restricted reserves of unobligated funds. GAO noted that: (1) DOE established the reserves to respond to unforeseen departmental funding requirements; (2) these reserves include the Prior-Year Deobligation Reserve, the Prior-Year Cost Adjustment Reserve, and the Project Overrun Reserve; (3) the reserves are composed of deobligated funds that no l...
Success Stories Response
OCG-96-3R: Published: May 13, 1996. Publicly Released: May 13, 1996.
GAO addressed congressional concerns about the Department of Energy's (DOE) "Success Stories" report. GAO noted that: (1) its evaluation was entirely consistent with all required standards of analysis; (2) there were several weaknesses in the documentation DOE used to support the claims of economic benefit made in many of the case studies; and (3) the report was not useful in evaluating DOE applie...
DOE Management: DOE Needs to Improve Its Analysis of Carryover Balances
RCED-96-57: Published: Apr 12, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) approach for identifying carryover balances from previous years' budgets that may be available to reduce budget requests for new fiscal years.GAO found that: (1) DOE does not use a uniform, effective method of identifying carryover balances; (2) DOE makes separate, general estimates of excess funds in its individual programs; (3) some DOE programs have...
Department of Energy: Property Management Has Improved at DOE's Rocky Flats Site
RCED-96-39: Published: Dec 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 11, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site's property management system, focusing on the: (1) status of government-owned property that cannot be located at the site; and (2) steps that DOE officials have taken to improve property management at the site.GAO found that DOE: (1) determined that about $4.5 million of pro...
Small Business: Monitoring of Subcontracting to Small Disadvantaged Businesses
RCED-95-271: Published: Sep 22, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the efforts of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the General Services Administration (GSA) in providing maximum subcontracting opportunities for small disadvantaged businesses.GAO found that the four agencies: (1) have established procedures to monitor c...
Environmental Management: Impacts of Increases in DOE's Workforce
RCED-95-207: Published: Jul 25, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) process for hiring new employees and improving the productivity of environmental cleanup, focusing on: (1) the process DOE used to justify the new hires; (2) whether DOE justifications support the claimed cost savings and productivity improvements; and (3) how the cost savings and productivity improvements will be a...
Department of Energy: Poor Property Management Allowed Vulnerability to Theft at Rocky Flats
OSI-95-4: Published: Jul 3, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) property management practices at its Rocky Flats facility, focusing on: (1) the impact of theft on DOE inability to account for millions of dollars worth of equipment; and (2) allegations of theft and contract abuse at the facility's Motor Vehicle Maintenance Shop.GAO found that: (1) DOE and its current operations a...