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Clean Water Act: Private Property Takings Claims as a Result of the Section 404 Program
RCED-93-176FS: Published: Aug 11, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) private property takings claims filed with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims under the Clean Water Act; (2) the actual and potential liability of the federal government; and (3) federal agencies' costs in litigating those claims.GAO found that: (1) plaintiffs have filed 28 takings claims with the Claims Court involving regulatory...
Prison Inmates: Better Plans Needed Before Felons Are Released
GGD-93-92: Published: Apr 20, 1993. Publicly Released: May 20, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Prisons' (BOP) prerelease planning, focusing on whether: (1) BOP provided inmate release plans to the Probation and Pretrial Services Division of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AOUSC) as required; and (2) the plans contained sufficient information for probation officers to properly supervise released inmates.GA...
Financial Audit: Expenditures by Three Independent Counsels
AFMD-93-60: Published: Apr 21, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO examined three independent counsels' statements of expenditures during 6-month periods ended on or before September 30, 1992.GAO found that: (1) the three independent counsels have reported spending $5.7 million; (2) their statements of expenditures present fairly, in all material respects, the expenditures of their offices; (3) serious internal weaknesse...
Federal Judiciary: How the Judicial Conference Assesses the Need for More Judges
GGD-93-31: Published: Jan 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Judicial Conference of the United States' policies, procedures, and methodologies for recommending district and appellate court judgeships, focusing on whether the Conference: (1) accurately measured the workload of existing federal judges; (2) consistently applied methodologies to district courts and courts of appeals; and (3) provided accur...
Information on Audit of Independent Counsels
AFMD-93-46R: Published: Dec 22, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on a recent audit of independent counsels, focusing on: (1) the amount of expenditures found to be inconsistent with laws and regulations; and (2) whether independent counsels requested waiver of any reimbursements related to those expenditures. GAO found that: (1) serious internal control weakness at independent counsel offices and the...
Private Attorneys: Information on the Federal Government's Use of Private Attorneys
GGD-93-17FS: Published: Oct 20, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the federal government's use of private attorneys, focusing on: (1) the authorities agencies cite to contract for legal services; and (2) attorneys' fees awarded to prevailing parties.GAO found that: (1) 59 agencies reported awarding 4,567 contracts and paying $587 million for legal services during fiscal year (FY) 1991; (2) 123 of t...
Financial Audit: Expenditures by Nine Independent Counsels
AFMD-93-1: Published: Oct 9, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1992.
GAO reviewed nine independent counsels' expenditures for periods ending on or before March 31, 1992, focusing on: (1) selected internal controls; (2) available personnel and payroll records of the counsels' employees; (3) travel and procurement records; and (4) compliance with selected provisions of applicable laws.GAO found that: (1) the Department of Justice and the independent counsels did not...
Immigrants in Indiana: Northwest Indiana Compared to Other Parts of the State
GGD-92-32FS: Published: Jan 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided data: (1) comparing the percentages of immigrants in the Northwest region of Indiana to the percentages in other regions of the state; and (2) on naturalization petitions filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.GAO found that: (1) from fiscal year (FY) 1983 through FY 1990, the percentage of immigrants in the Northwest...
[Comments on Protester's Entitlement to Cost Reimbursement]
B-237868.8: Published: Dec 20, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 1991.
No summary is currently available...
U.S. Courts: Estimated User Fee to Pay for New Facilities
GGD-92-8BR: Published: Dec 10, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 10, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) estimated what a user fee would be if the Federal judiciary were required to recover its facilities capital needs by imposing a fee on cases filed; (2) provided information on the amount of General Services Administration (GSA) space, revenues, and costs attributable to the courts; and (3) reviewed information on the courts' obligations, number of judg...