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Implementation of the Time Frames Legislated in the Speedy Trial Act of 1974
109262: May 2, 1979
The Judicial Conference, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, and the Department of Justice believe that Congress should lengthen the time within which criminal defendants are brought to trial from 100 to 180 days, so that a large number of criminal cases will not be dismissed because the time frame was not met. GAO believes that there is lack of evidence to evaluate the impact of the Spe...
Review of the Cost of the Redwood National Park Expansion
CED-79-34: Published: Jan 15, 1979. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 1979.
Redwood National Park, in northern California, was established in two legislative increments. Since March 1978, the National Park Service and the Department of Justice have been involved in a complicated process to determine the cost of the acquisition. A review was made, from August through December 1978, to examine: the status of the 1978 legislative taking, including steps involved in settlin...
Sales Tax Refunds Due from Naval Petroleum Reserve
LCD-79-300: Published: Dec 13, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 1978.
The operation of Naval Petroleum Reserve (NPR) No. 1, Elk Hills, California, was reviewed because previous reviews have indicated problems in the operating contractor's system of estimating and billing costs to the Navy. Most of these problems have been resolved, but one question remains concerning recovery of previously paid sales taxes. Until April 1976, purchases made in California by NPR contr...
Coverage under the Annual Sick Leave Act of 1951, as Amended, of the Position of Administrative Assistant to the Chief Justice
B-123698,B-191044: Published: Nov 28, 1978. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 1978.
No summary is currently available...
The Federal Bail Process Fosters Inequities
GGD-78-105: Published: Oct 17, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1978.
Each of the 55,000 criminal defendants who annually enter the federal court system must have a bail hearing before a judicial officer, usually a magistrate. This hearing is important because the magistrate decides the bail conditions under which the defendant may obtain release prior to trial. Pretrial release practices in federal district courts were reviewed to determine if the bail system is us...
Decision regarding Union Carbide Corporation's Protest against Air Force Award of Requirement Contract to Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
B-188426: Published: May 25, 1978. Publicly Released: May 25, 1978.
No summary is currently available...
Impact on Trade of Changes in Taxation of U.S. Citizens Employed Abroad
105969: May 8, 1978
Until 1976, the United States provided substantial tax incentives to citizens employed abroad to promote U.S. exports and commercial competitiveness. This tax incentive, under 1975 tax practices, would have amounted to an estimated $563 million in 1977 or 75 percent of the total U.S. tax liability of overseas employees. However, in 1976 the Tax Reform Act increased the tax liability of citizens em...
Impact on Trade of Changes in Taxation of U.S. Citizens Employed Overseas
105138: Feb 24, 1978
For more than 50 years, the United States provided a substantial tax incentive to citizens employed abroad to promote U.S. exports and commercial competitiveness. In 1976, two things reduced this incentive: (1) the Tax Reform Act of 1976 substantially increased the tax liability of citizens employed abroad; and (2) the U.S. Tax Court reaffirmed the taxable status of some overseas allowances. In an...
Probation and Parole Activities Need to Be Better Managed
GGD-77-55: Published: Oct 21, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 21, 1977.
Probation and parole were designed to protect the community by reducing the incidence of criminal acts by previously convicted persons. As of June 30, 1976, about 92,000 offenders were in federal corrections programs; about 64,000 of these offenders were on probation or parole. A review was conducted of the operations of five probation districts--California Central, Georgia Northern, Illinois Nort...
Establishing a Proper Fee Schedule Under the Independent Offices Appropriation Act, 1952
CED-77-70: Published: May 6, 1977. Publicly Released: May 6, 1977.
A review was conducted of the actions taken by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) since the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ordered FCC to recalculate its 1970 and 1975 fee schedules.GAO believes that sufficient guidance is contained in the recent court decisions from which a proper fee schedule can be established. As a result, contrary to the FCC position, GAO...