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Impoundment of Funds: Improper Deferral of Social Security Administration Funds
OGC-87-8: Published: Apr 13, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1987.
GAO reviewed one new deferral and three revised deferrals in the President's fifth special message for fiscal year 1987.GAO found that: (1) the deferral of $18 million of Social Security Administration budget authority was unauthorized, since the U.S. Court of Appeals invalidated a section of the Impoundment Control Act because of an unconstitutional veto provision; (2) the acts the President cite...
Impoundment of Funds: Deferrals Found Illegal
OGC-87-7: Published: Apr 1, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1987.
GAO reviewed the President's fourth special message for fiscal year 1987.GAO reported that the President proposed 25 new deferrals of budget authority and 1 revised deferral. GAO found that: (1) the revised deferral was in accordance with existing law because it provided for contingencies, as authorized by the Antideficiency Act; (2) the President cited as authority for the 25 policy-based deferra...
President's Second Special Message for Fiscal Year 1987
OGC-87-2: Published: Feb 18, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1987.
GAO reviewed the President's second special message for fiscal year (FY) 1987.GAO noted that, after the President submitted his message, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia held that: (1) the portion of the Impoundment Control Act of 1974 dealing with policy deferrals was unconstitutional; and (2) the programmatic deferral authority granted under the Antideficiency Act was valid...
Federal Courts: Determining the Need for Additional Judges
GGD-87-26BR: Published: Jan 8, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the criteria the Judicial Conference of the United States uses to recommend that Congress add judgeship positions for U.S. district, appeals, and bankruptcy courts to determine whether the caseload criteria adequately measured the judges' increasing work loads.GAO noted that the number of cases filed in a year in federal district...
President's First Special Message for Fiscal Year 1987
OGC-87-1: Published: Nov 13, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1986.
GAO reviewed the President's first special message for fiscal year (FY) 1987.GAO found the proposed impoundments to be in accordance with existing authority. GAO noted that the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has held unconstitutional the President's authority under the Impoundment Control Act to defer budget authority. Pending appeal of the court's decision, GAO will treat the de...
[Response to Request for Reconsideration of Denial of Relief for Rhode Island District Clerk of the Court]
B-214561.3: Published: Sep 26, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1986.
No summary is currently available...
[Consideration of Bid Protest on Expedited Basis]
B-223920: Published: Sep 4, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 1986.
No summary is currently available...
[Response to Question About Use of Appropriated Funds To Hire Additional Probation Officers]
B-219721: Published: Aug 18, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1986.
GAO commented on whether the Administrative Office of the United States Courts could use appropriated funds to hire additional probation office personnel for performing pretrial services. GAO concurred with the agency's determination that it was not restricted by law from using appropriated funds for hiring additional personnel...
The Judiciary: Stronger Financial Internal Controls Needed Over Court Resources
GGD-86-45: Published: Apr 29, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1986.
GAO performed a general risk assessment of selected financial operations of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts to: (1) identify the strengths and weaknesses in its internal controls; and (2) assess the risk of waste, loss, or misuse of funds and property.GAO found that, although the Administrative Office (AO) and the courts have taken several positive actions to improve internal controls...