Federal Courts (11 - 20 of 72 items)
D.C. Child and Family Services Agency: Performance Has Improved, but Exploring Health Care Options and Providing Specialized Training May Further Enhance Performance
GAO-06-1093: Published: Sep 28, 2006. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 2006.
The District of Columbia's Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) has a history of serious performance problems. A court case in 1989 set in motion sweeping efforts to improve the District's child welfare system. Since then, CFSA has worked to meet performance requirements ordered by the U.S. District Court. However, recent reports by the court monitor show that CFSA is not meeting performance re...
Human Capital: Trends in Executive and Judicial Pay
GAO-06-708: Published: Jun 22, 2006. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 2006.
Critical to the success of the federal government's transformation are its people--human capital. Yet, the government has not transformed, in many cases, how it classifies, compensates, develops, and motivates its employees to achieve maximum results within available resources and existing authorities. GAO has reported that the federal government as a whole may face challenges in offering competit...
District of Columbia: Federal Funds for Foster Care Improvements Used to Implement New Programs, but Challenges Remain
GAO-05-787: Published: Jul 22, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 2005.
To help improve foster care in the District of Columbia, the Congress provided $14 million for fiscal year 2004 to the Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA), the Department of Mental Health (DMH), and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG). These funds were for programs for early intervention, emergency support, and student loan repayments; computer technology upgrades, mental...
District of Columbia: Status of Reforms to the District's Mental Health System
GAO-04-387: Published: Mar 31, 2004. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2004.
Since 1975, the District of Columbia has operated its mental health system under a series of court orders aimed at developing a community-based system of care for District residents with mental illnesses. Placed in receivership from 1997 to 2002, the District regained full control of its mental health system in 2002 but has been ordered to implement a courtapproved plan for developing and implemen...
Independent Counsel: Breakdown of Expenditures for David M. Barrett
GAO-04-732R: Published: Apr 29, 2004. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 2004.
In a letter dated April 15, 2004, the Ranking Minority Member, House Committee on Government Reform, requested a monthly breakdown of all expenditures from October 2002 through September 2003 by Independent Counsel David M. Barrett. Under 28 U.S.C 596(c)(1) and (2) (2000), independent counsels are required to report on their expenditures from the permanent, indefinite appropriation established to...
Financial Audit: Independent Counsel Expenditures for the Six Months Ended September 30, 2003
GAO-04-525: Published: Mar 31, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2004.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO audited the expenditures of two offices of independent counsel for the 6 months ended September 30, 2003.In our audits covering the 6 months ended September 30, 2003, we found (1) the statements of expenditures presented for the offices of independent counsel (OIC) David M. Barrett and Julie F. Thomas, respectively, are presented fairly, in all material r...
D.C. Family Court: Progress Has Been Made in Implementing Its Transition
GAO-04-234: Published: Jan 6, 2004. Publicly Released: Jan 6, 2004.
The D.C. Family Court Act (P.L. 107-114) mandated that GAO examine the performance of the D.C. Family Court. GAO addressed the following objectives: (1) What procedures were used to make judicial appointments to the Family Court and what effect did qualification requirements have on appointment timeframes? (2) How timely was the Family Court in meeting established timeframes for transferring and r...
Federal Pensions: Judicial Survivors' Annuities System Costs
GAO-02-763: Published: Jun 26, 2002. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 2002.
The Federal Courts Administration Act of 1992 requires GAO to review certain aspects of the Judicial Survivors' Annuities System (JSAS), one of several survivor benefit plans applicable to federal employees. JSAS provides annuities to surviving spouses and dependent children of deceased Supreme Court Justices, judges of the United States, and other participating judicial officials. For the 3 years...
School Vouchers: Publicly Funded Programs in Cleveland and Milwaukee
GAO-01-914: Published: Aug 31, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 2001.
This report reviews the Cleveland and Milwaukee school voucher programs, which provide money for low-income families to send their children to private schools. Both programs require participating private schools to be located within the city or the city's school district and to adhere to state standards for private schools, such as those covering health and safety. In both Cleveland and Milwaukee,...
Retiree Health Benefits: Employer-Sponsored Benefits May Be Vulnerable to Further Erosion
GAO-01-374: Published: May 1, 2001. Publicly Released: May 31, 2001.
In 1999, nearly 10 million retired people aged 55 or older relied on employer-sponsored health insurance as either their primary source of coverage or as a supplement to their Medicare coverage. Some of these persons are concerned about the continued availability of employer-sponsored coverage. Premium increases and forecasts for a potential economic slowdown could further erode employer-sponsored...