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Federal Judiciary: Information on the Use of Recalled Magistrate and Bankruptcy Judges
GGD-99-22: Published: Jan 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 15, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined: (1) whether the demand for recalled magistrate and bankruptcy judges has exceeded the number of judges available to serve in recalled positions; (2) whether the courts that recalled judges had judgeship vacancies or higher than average weighted case filings; and (3) the approximate 1-year cost savings associated with using a recalled judge rathe...
Fines and Restitution: Improvement Needed in How Offenders' Payment Schedules Are Determined
GGD-98-89: Published: Jun 29, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed court orders of fines and restitution imposed on federal criminal offenders, focusing on: (1) identifying guidance available to probation officers on how to determine payment schedules for offenders who received orders to pay fines to the government and restitution to their victims; and (2) assessing, in two judicial districts, how offenders' payme...
Independent Counsels: Inquiry Regarding Expenditures
AIMD-98-140R: Published: May 1, 1998. Publicly Released: May 1, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the specificity of expenditure data reported by independent counsels, and the extent to which GAO compiles and maintains itemized information and supporting documentation for the expenditures.GAO noted that: (1) in its most recent audit, GAO reported that the independent counsels' statement of expenditures were reliable in all materi...
Federal Judiciary: Information on Noncase-Related Travel of Article III Judges in 6 Circuits and 34 Districts
GGD-98-67R: Published: Mar 9, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the noncase-related travel of Article III judges for the period January 1, 1995, through September 30, 1997, focusing on circuit courts of appeals and districts for which the Judicial Conference of the United States: (1) requested additional judgeships in March 1997; and (2) did not request judgeships, but which had experienced a jud...
Federal Judiciary: Information on the Population and Case Filings Per Judgeship for U.S. District Courts
GGD-98-57R: Published: Feb 11, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the distribution of the number of federal district court judgeships throughout the United States and the population and case filings per district court judgeship in each district and each state, focusing on: (1) the average population per authorized, active, and recommended federal district court judgeship by district and by state; (...
Personal Bankruptcy: The Credit Research Center Report on Debtors' Ability To Pay
GGD-98-47: Published: Feb 9, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 9, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Credit Research Center report on personal bankruptcies, focusing on the report's research methodology and formula for estimating the income that debtors have available to pay debts.GAO noted that: (1) overall, the Center report represents a useful first step in analyzing the ability of bankruptcy debtors to pay their debts; (2) because there is...
Federal Judiciary: Bankruptcy Judgeship Requests, 1993-1997
T-GGD-97-183: Published: Sep 22, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1997.
GAO discussed the federal judiciary's assessment of its bankruptcy judgeship needs in the 1993, 1995, and 1997 assessment cycles.GAO found that: (1) the Judicial Conference's Bankruptcy Committee and the Judicial Conference generally followed the Conference's process and policies, and consistently applied the Conference's workload standards in assessing individual districts' requests for additiona...
Federal Judiciary: Information on Noncase-Related Travel of Bankruptcy Judges in 14 Bankruptcy Districts
GGD-97-166R: Published: Aug 8, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the noncase-related travel of the bankruptcy judges in each of 14 districts for calendar years 1995 and 1996, focusing on the dates, purpose, number of workdays required, cost, destination, and the organization that paid for each noncase-related trip.GAO noted that: (1) in assessing bankruptcy judge workload, the Judicial Conference...
Federal Offenders: Trends in Community Supervision
GGD-97-110: Published: Aug 13, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1997.
GAO reviewed the trends in the number of federal offenders serving terms of community supervision during fiscal years 1990 through 1996, focusing on: (1) the growth of the total supervision population and any changes in the composition of that population by type of supervision; (2) the number of offenders who had special conditions imposed on their terms of supervision, such as home confinement or...
Federal Pensions: Judicial Survivors' Annuities System Costs and Benefit Levels
GGD-97-87: Published: Jun 27, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed certain aspects of the Judicial Survivors' Annuities System (JSAS), focusing on: (1) the system's costs; (2) whether the participants' contributions covered one-half of the costs; and (3) the adjustments needed to achieve the 50-percent figure if the contributions are less than one half of the system's costs.GAO noted that: (1) the participating...