Global Affairs (21 - 24 of 24 items)
Loans to Refugees: Status of Efforts To Improve Refugees' Transportation Loan Repayments
NSIAD-87-64: Published: Feb 27, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1987.
GAO reviewed Department of State efforts to improve the refugee transportation loan repayment program to determine if State implemented prior recommendations and to what extent it has improved refugee loan collections.GAO found that: (1) as of December 1985, State disbursed more than $255 million in transportation loans, but only $58 million was repaid; (2) the low loan repayment rate resulted fro...
Oversight of State Department's Refugee Reception and Placement Program
NSIAD-83-35: Published: Sep 30, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1983.
GAO reviewed the Department of State's monitoring of voluntary agencies' implementation of the initial reception and placement program for resettling refugees in the United States.Over the past year, State's Bureau of Refugee Programs has: (1) requested, received, and evaluated voluntary agency program proposals for 1983; (2) strengthened operating agreements with the agencies; (3) conducted field...
Improvements Can Be Made in U.S. Mariners Special Warning System
118481: Feb 9, 1982
GAO reviewed the actions taken on recommendations made in a prior report on the need to institutionalize and formalize the U.S. Mariners Special Warning System.GAO found that the recommendations have been implemented and that the mechanisms for issuing special warnings in a timely manner are in place. The Department of State's Office of Maritime Affairs, which is responsible for deciding on the is...
Improvements Needed in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Office of Inspector and Auditor
EMD-81-72: Published: Jul 9, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1981.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is responsible for regulating the commercial use of nuclear power in the United States, with the goal of preserving public health and safety and protecting the environment. To help NRC carry out its duties, an Office of Inspector and Auditor (OIA) was created to provide the Commissioners with oversight over NRC programs and activities and to make recommendat...