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Federal Judiciary Space: Long-Range Planning Process Needs Revision
GGD-93-132: Published: Sep 28, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts' (AOUSC) projections for its long-range space needs, focusing on the reasonableness and reliability of the methodology used to project its needs.GAO found that: (1) the methodology AOUSC used to project its future space needs was not sufficiently reliable to base congressional authorization or funding ap...
National Fine Center: Expectations High, but Development Behind Schedule
GGD-93-95: Published: Aug 10, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. Courts National Fine Center's development and operations, focusing on: (1) how the Center should operate; (2) the status of the Center's operations and problems encountered in its five pilot districts; and (3) whether the Center will meet its original objectives.GAO found that: (1) the Center is designed to collect and track convicted defe...
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...
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...
Information Requests: Courts Can Provide Documents in a More Cost-Effective Manner
GGD-91-30: Published: Feb 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined federal courts' distribution of copies of judicial opinions and other court documents to the public, focusing on: (1) court practices for providing access to documents; (2) court fees for photocopying documents; and (3) how the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals provided copies of its decisions through subscriptions.GAO found that: (1) although the 10...