Veterans Health Administration (61 - 70 of 102 items)
Managerial Cost Accounting Practices: Departments of Labor and Veterans Affairs
GAO-05-1031T: Published: Sep 21, 2005. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 2005.
In the past 15 years, a number of laws, accounting standards, system requirements, and related guidance have emphasized the need for cost information in the federal government, establishing requirements and accounting standards for managerial cost accounting (MCA) information. Among them was the Federal Financial Management Improvement Act of 1996 (FFMIA), which required Chief Financial Officers A...
Human Capital: Selected Agencies Have Opportunities to Enhance Existing Succession Planning and Management Efforts
GAO-05-585: Published: Jun 30, 2005. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2005.
As the federal government confronts an array of challenges in the 21st century, it must employ strategic human capital management, including succession planning, to help meet those challenges. Leading organizations go beyond a succession planning approach that focuses on replacing individuals and engage in broad, integrated succession planning and management efforts that focus on strengthening cur...
Federal Real Property: Lightning Protection Systems for Federal Buildings
GAO-05-682R: Published: May 19, 2005. Publicly Released: May 19, 2005.
A Congressional letter, dated June 30, 2004, to the Comptroller General expressed concern that the federal government may not have a uniform approach to protecting its facilities from lightning strikes. As a result, Congress requested a GAO study on issues related to whether the federal government should adopt a uniform standard for lightning protection systems. We selected four agencies for this...
VA and DOD Health Care: Resource Sharing At Selected Sites
GAO-04-792: Published: Jul 21, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 2004.
Congress has long encouraged the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD) to share health resources to promote cost-effective use of health resources and efficient delivery of care. In February 2002, the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs described VA and DOD health care resource sharing activities at nine locations. GAO was asked to describe the health resource sh...
VA Medical Centers: Internal Control over Selected Operating Functions Needs Improvement
GAO-04-755: Published: Jul 21, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 2004.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides health care to veterans through the $27 billion Veterans Health Administration (VHA) medical programs. VHA administers and operates VA's medical system, providing care to nearly 5 million patients in 2003. As of September 2003, VHA operated 160 hospitals, 847 outpatient clinics, 134 nursing homes, 42 domiciliaries, and 73 comprehensive home care pro...
Veterans Health Administration: Inadequate Controls over the Purchase Card Program Resulted in Improper and Questionable Purchases
GAO-04-857T: Published: Jun 17, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 2004.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) has continued to identify significant vulnerabilities in the department's use of government purchase cards. Over the years, the OIG has identified internal control weaknesses that resulted in instances of fraud and numerous improper and questionable uses of purchase cards. The OIG has made a number of recommendations for cor...
VHA Purchase Cards: Internal Controls Over the Purchase Card Program Need Improvement
GAO-04-737: Published: Jun 7, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 2004.
The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General (OIG) has identified significant vulnerabilities in Veterans Affairs' (VA) use of government purchase cards. In its April 26, 2004 report, the OIG reported instances of fraudulent activity totaling $435,900, and numerous improper and questionable uses of the purchase cards totaling $1.1 million. Given that VHA comprised at least 90 per...
VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program: GAO Comments on Key Task Force Findings and Recommendations
GAO-04-853: Published: Jun 15, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 2004.
This report responds to a request by the Ranking Minority Member, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, for an analysis of the findings and recommendations contained in the March 2004 report of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Task Force on Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E). The mission of the VR&E program is to provide comprehensive services and assistance necessary to enable...
Human Capital: Selected Agencies' Experiences and Lessons Learned in Designing Training and Development Programs
GAO-04-291: Published: Jan 30, 2004. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 2004.
Effective training and development programs are an integral part of a learning environment, helping improve federal workforce performance in achieving agency results. Therefore, in this report GAO was asked to identify examples of selected federal agencies' experiences and some of the key lessons they have learned in designing their training and development programs. This work focused on ways that...
Managing for Results: Efforts to Strengthen the Link Between Resources and Results at the Veterans Health Administration
GAO-03-10: Published: Dec 10, 2002. Publicly Released: Dec 10, 2002.
Encouraging a clearer and closer link between budgeting and planning is essential to improving federal management and instilling a greater focus on results. Through work at various levels within the organization, this report on the Veterans Health Administration (VHA)--and its two companion studies on the Administration on Children and Families (GAO-03-09) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (G...