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Better Management Needed in Automating the Federal Judiciary
GGD-81-19: Published: Apr 2, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1981.
The Federal Judicial Center is developing and implementing computer-based systems, collectively known as Courtran, to automate various activities of Federal courts. GAO reviewed some of the Center's systems development and transfer practices, the need for increased Center-Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts coordination, and the plans to automate the Federal judiciary.The Federal Judicial Cen...
Federal Jury Management Practices
GGD-81-42: Published: Mar 4, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1981.
The importance of optimizing juror utilization is evidenced by the considerable amount of funds that is expended for unused jurors. GAO has previously reported that district court juror utilization practices could be improved. A study was performed to assess the progress made in improving juror usage efficiency.There has not been much improvement in juror utilization over the past 5 years. GAO bel...
Bristol Laboratories Division of Bristol-Meyers Co. v. Staats
B-146857: Published: Jan 27, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1981.
The Supreme Court granted a GAO petition for a writ of certiorari in Bristol Laboratories Division of Bristol-Myers Co. v. Staats. In that case, a United States court of appeals had affirmed a decision granting GAO access to the firm's records pertaining to direct manufacturing costs, but it denied GAO access to records pertaining to indirect costs such as research and development, general, admini...
Evaluation of the Recent Draft Registration
FPCD-81-30: Published: Dec 19, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 19, 1980.
The completeness and accuracy of the recent draft registration conducted by the Selective Service System has been challenged by a variety of critics and organizations. The issue has been compounded by court actions on the registration of women and the questioned use of social security numbers in the registration process. Serious questions have been raised concerning the use of the registration pro...
Recommendation Resulting From Court Decision
B-197445: Published: Aug 12, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1980.
No summary is currently available...
Request for Relief of Liability
B-197021: Published: May 9, 1980. Publicly Released: May 9, 1980.
No summary is currently available...
Pricing of Commercially Procured Printing
112212: Apr 30, 1980
Legislation requires that all Government printing, binding, and blank-book work, except for the U.S. Supreme Court, must be done at the Government Printing Office (GPO), unless otherwise stated by the Joint Committee on Printing. The commercial procurement of printing is allowed if it cannot be accomplished by GPO. The Federal printing program implemented by the Joint Committee is designed to incr...
Investment Policies, Practices, and Performance of Federal Retirement Systems
FPCD-79-17: Published: Aug 31, 1979. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1979.
Because of the importance of investment earnings to retirement system financing, a review was made of the investment policies and practices of six Federal retirement systems that invest funds. Four of the six retirement systems in the study were established by law. The retirement systems of the civil service, the Foreign Service, the judicial survivors, and the U.S. Tax Court are required by law t...
Acquisition of Automatic Data Processing Equipment at Federal Judicial Center
B-193861: Published: Aug 24, 1979. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1979.
A survey was inititated to review allegations that the Federal Judicial Center (FJC) was acquiring automatic data processing (ADP) equipment without complying with the Brooks Act, Federal procurement regulations, and competitive procurement statutes. FJC officials maintained that it was exempt from the provisions of the Act and other regulations relating to the procurement of ADP equipment because...
Acquisition of ADP Resources by the Federal Judicial Center and by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
FGMSD-79-30: Published: Jun 21, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 1979.
A survey was conducted of the acquisition of automatic data processing (ADP) resources for use in both research and court case management by the Federal Judicial Center and by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. The Federal Judicial Center claims exemption from established Federal acquisition policies and procedures when acquiring ADP equipment and services.The Federal Judicial Center is...