U.S. Secret Service (31 - 40 of 48 items)
[Comments on H.R. 2113]
B-198733: Published: Aug 20, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the provisions of H.R. 2113, a bill which proposes amendments to the laws relating to former presidents. GAO believes that: (1) former presidents should be allocated sufficient space to archive all their valuable and intrinsic materials; and (2) the provisions of the bill would help control future cost growth in the presidential library system. How...
The Design of a New Retirement Program for Special Employee Groups Covered by Social Security
126771: Apr 25, 1985
GAO discussed the design of a new retirement program for special employee groups such as air traffic controllers and law enforcement personnel now covered by social security. Although GAO believes that the new program should be patterned after private sector practices, such a program might not be appropriate without some modification for some groups of employees. Further, attention should be given...
[Views on H.R. 4786]
B-198733: Published: May 7, 1984. Publicly Released: May 7, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided its views on H.R. 4786 which would reform laws relating to former presidents. GA0 made various recommendations concerning provisions of the bill covering: (1) the architectural standards, size limitations, endowment, and technical assistance for presidential libraries; (2) the disposal of presidential records; (3) Secret Service protection for form...
Forgery of U.S. Treasury Checks--Federal Misdemeanor Law Needed
GGD-84-6: Published: Nov 17, 1983. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1983.
GAO conducted a review to determine whether a Federal misdemeanor forgery statute is needed for prosecuting forgery of U.S. Treasury checks and assessed the extent of Secret Service referrals of Treasury check forgery cases to local authorities for prosecution.The Secret Service has primary responsibility for investigating cases involving forgery of U.S. Treasury checks. The check forgery workload...
The Benefits Granted by Law to Former Presidents
119482: Sep 22, 1982
GAO testified on S. 1325, a bill which proposes changes to laws that specify the benefits granted to former Presidents. Many of the changes proposed were suggested in a prior GAO report and testimony. Since passage of the Presidential Libraries Act, there are seven Presidential libraries with fiscal year 1983 budget requests of $15.3 million for their operation and maintenance. The size, uses, and...
Secret Service Has More Computer Capacity Than It Needs
GGD-81-43: Published: Mar 17, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1981.
The Secret Service relies heavily on data processing to carry out its protective and law enforcement functions. GAO reviewed the use of computers by the Service to evaluate how effectively these resources are managed and how well they contribute towards the accomplishment of its mission.The Secret Service has computer resources in excess of its requirements. Because the Service did not define its...
Reduced Cost and Increased Competition for Printing Food Stamp Coupons
112926: Jul 25, 1980
Ways to explore the possibility of reducing costs and increasing competition for printing food stamp coupons have been suggested. In order to minimize the risk of counterfeiting food coupons, a relatively sophisticated and high cost printing process has been employed that provides a high level of coupon security but offers limited opportuntiy for competition. Over the past 8 years, redemptions of...
Comments on S. 2408
B-198733: Published: May 21, 1980. Publicly Released: May 21, 1980.
Legislation has been proposed which would reform the laws relating to former Presidents. The bill proposed a number of amendments to the Former Presidents Act of 1958 and the Presidential Transition Act of 1963, many of which are consistent with recommedations previously made by GAO. The bill provides that any Federal employee may be detailed to the office staff of a former President on a reimburs...
Proposed Revisions to the Civil Service Retirement System
112099: Apr 16, 1980
Several bills are being considered which would make certain changes to the civil service retirement system. Concerns have been raised that benefits may be paid unnecessarily to many retirees. Legislation should be enacted to encourage retention of potentially productive employees, who are being retired on disability, by requiring agencies to retain such employees in vacant positions they are capab...