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Financial Audit: Independent and Special Counsel Expenditures for the Six Months Ended September 30, 2000
GAO-01-505: Published: Mar 30, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 2001.
This report presents the results of GAO's audits of expenditures reported by six offices of independent counsel and one office of special counsel for the six months ending September 30, 2000. GAO found the statements of expenditures for the offices of independent counsel and office of special counsel were presented fairly in all material respects. There were no material weaknesses in internal cont...
Federal Judiciary Space: Update on Improvement of the Long-Range Planning Process
GAO-01-308R: Published: Jan 25, 2001. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 2001.
GAO reported on the Administrative Office of the United States Courts' (AOUSC) progress in implementing six GAO recommendations to improve its long-range space planning process. AOUSC has fully implemented five of the six recommendations and partially implemented one. Specifically, AOUSC began (1) using a statistical classification technique, known as cluster analysis, to create groups of federal...
Courthouse Construction: Sufficient Data and Analysis Would Help Resolve the Courtroom-Sharing Issue
GAO-01-70: Published: Dec 14, 2000. Publicly Released: Dec 14, 2000.
The judiciary is in the midst of a multibillion-dollar courthouse construction program. New courthouses are being built to house new judgeships created because of increasing caseloads and to replace obsolete courthouses occupied by existing judges. For years, there has been a debate about whether district judges could share courtrooms to save taxpayer dollars without compromising judicial administ...
Federal Pensions: Judicial Survivors' Annuities System Costs
GGD-00-125: Published: May 25, 2000. Publicly Released: May 25, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed certain aspects of the Judicial Survivors' Annuities Systems (JSAS), which provides annuities to the surviving spouses and dependent children of deceased federal judges and other judicial officials who participate in JSAS.GAO noted that: (1) the participating judges did not pay one-half of the JSAS normal cost during fiscal years 1996 through 199...
Financial Audit: Independent Counsel Expenditures for the Six Months Ended September 30, 1999
AIMD-00-120: Published: Mar 31, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO audited the expenditures of eight offices of independent counsel (OIC) for the six months ended September 30, 1999.GAO noted that: (1) the statements of expenditures for OIC were fairly presented in all material respects; (2) GAO's consideration of internal controls, which was limited for the purpose of determining GAO's procedures for auditing the statemen...
Financial Audit: Independent Counsel Expenditures for the Six Months Ended March 31, 1999
AIMD-99-292: Published: Sep 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO audited the expenditures of eight independent counsels for the 6 months ended March 31, 1999.GAO noted that: (1) the statements of expenditures for the offices of independent counsel Arlin M. Adams, Larry D. Thompson, David M. Barrett, Carol Elder Bruce, Ralph I. Lancaster, Daniel S. Pearson, Donald C. Smaltz, Kenneth W. Starr, and Curtis E. von Kann pres...
D.C. Courts: Staffing Level Determination Could Be More Rigorous
GGD-99-162: Published: Aug 27, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 27, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on personnel management in the District of Columbia (D.C.) courts, focusing on: (1) staffing and workload levels for the courts from 1989 through 1998; (2) how the courts evaluate the sufficiency of the levels of nonjudicial staff who work on processing and disposition of cases; and (3) a comparison of the D.C. courts' staffing methodol...
Independent Counsels: GAO Audit Responsibilities After OIC Termination
AIMD-99-164R: Published: Jun 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on its audit responsibilities for independent counsels who have completed their investigations or whose offices have been officially terminated.GAO noted that: (1) Public Law 100-202 established a permanent, indefinite appropriation to fund independent counsel operations; (2) independent counsels are required under 28 U.S.C. 596(c)(1) t...
Federal Courts: Differences Exist In Ordering Fines and Restitution
GGD-99-70: Published: May 6, 1999. Publicly Released: May 6, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal offenders who were ordered to pay criminal fines and victim restitution, focusing on: (1) the percentage of offenders who were ordered to pay fines or restitution in fiscal year (FY) 1997 and those who were not; (2) differences across judicial circuits and districts in the percent of offenders who were ordered to pay fines or...
Federal Judiciary: Information on the Weighted Filings Assigned to Senior District and Magistrate Judges in Fiscal Year 1997 in 21 District Courts
GGD-99-37R: Published: Mar 26, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the weighted filings assigned to senior district and magistrate judges in fiscal year (FY) 1997 in 21 district courts, and the impact on nonsenior district judge workload of the FY 1997: (1) weighted filings assigned to senior district judges; and (2) weighted civil consent cases assigned to magistrate judges in each of the districts...