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Travel Payments (NFC)
AIMD-96-11R: Published: Nov 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 1995.
Pursuant to a National Finance Center (NFC) request, GAO interpreted certain GAO accounting requirements for proposed changes to its travel claim processing and certification procedures for the Department of State and other clients. GAO noted that: (1) the payment of travel vouchers without supporting documentation and manual prepayment reviews may be permitted if certain controls such as those ou...
Records Management: Inadequate Controls Over Various Agencies' Political Appointee Files
NSIAD-94-155: Published: Jul 13, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed political appointee record management controls at the Departments of State, Commerce, and Interior, Agency for International Development, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.GAO found that: (1) records management weaknesses at State enabled Clinton administration political appointees in the White House liaison office to access office files o...
Records Management: Retrieval of State Department's Political Appointee Files
NSIAD-94-187: Published: Jul 13, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the retrieval of files on Bush administration political appointees at the Department of State, focusing on State's Inspector General's (OIG) report on possible violations of the Privacy Act.GAO found that: (1) the OIG findings and conclusions are generally accurate; (2) it obtained information that OIG did not address concerning the adequacy of rec...
Experts and Consultants: Weaknesses in Hiring Process at State's Office of Inspector General
GGD-91-60: Published: Jun 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined whether the Department of State's Office of Inspector General (OIG): (1) omitted references to itself in an annual oversight report to Congress in a deliberate attempt to conceal internal problems; and (2) inappropriately hired and paid experts and consultants.GAO found that: (1) OIG reasons for deleting the expert appointment references stemmed fr...
Arms Control and Disarmament Agency: Stronger Actions Needed to Improve Personnel Management
NSIAD-90-259: Published: Sep 12, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed certain U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA) personnel policies and practices, focusing on whether ACDA effectively addressed personnel problems the Department of State's Office of Inspector General and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) identified in 1989.GAO found that ACDA did not: (1) conduct a comprehensive review of personnel...
State Department's Office of Inspector General Should Be More Independent and Effective
AFMD-83-56: Published: Jun 2, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the operations of the Department of State's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) to determine how differences between its authorizing legislation, the Foreign Service Act of 1980, and the Inspector General Act affect the State OIG work.GAO found that the Foreign Service Act included several important differences from the basic Inspector General...
Views of GAO on Provisions of S. 3025
113276: Aug 26, 1980
Legislation has been proposed which would establish the Office of Inspector General in the Departments of Justice, Treasury, State, and in the International Development Corporation (IDCA). GAO strongly supported earlier legislation which centralized internal audit and investigative activities under Inspectors General in 15 major departments and agencies, because such legislation : (1) insures that...
Review of the Department of State's Internal Control Over Cash Receipts and Disbursements
111693: Feb 29, 1980
A review was made of the Department of State's internal controls over cash receipts and disbursements at the Foreign Affairs Data Processing Center in Bangkok, Thailand, during 1979. The Center performs automated payrolling, accounting, and disbursing and general recordkeeping functions for State and many other U.S. Government agencies located in South and East Asia and the Pacific.GAO found that...
Request for Relief of Liability
B-191645: Published: Oct 5, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1979.
An agency requested relief from liability of a cashier for a loss of $7,427.21. The cashier followed the prescribed procedures in shipping the currency to another office; however, the package was not picked up by the office to which it was sent. The agency concluded that there was no fault or negligence on the part of the employee, and that the loss resulted from theft by an unknown person. GAO ag...
Review of the State Department's Office of the Inspector General, Foreign Service
110446: Sep 24, 1979
A GAO report followed up on the recommendations presented in a previous report to the Office of Inspector General, Foreign Service, of the State Department (DOS). Very little action has been taken on the recommendations to date, and several problems still remain. The Foreign Service Act needs to be amended to allow more flexibility in meeting the intent of the recommendations. DOS has proposed its...