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Information on Materials and Practices for Improving Highway Pavement Performance
GAO-13-32R: Published: Nov 14, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2012.
The nation's more than 4 million miles of roads are key to the economy, facilitating the movement of goods and people. Although highways are highly durable and can last for decades, they deteriorate from traffic wear and tear, inadequate drainage, construction deficiencies, and weather. Keeping them in good condition requires substantial resources: public entities spent more than $180 billion in 2...
Status of Open World Exchange Program's Efforts to Strengthen Financial Management and Performance Measurement
GAO-12-1004R: Published: Sep 21, 2012. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 2012.
Since our 2004 report, Open World has taken a number of steps to address our recommendations on financial management controls, and has also generally followed leading financial management practices. For example, to address our recommendations, Open World (1) contracted with an independent public accountant to perform an assessment of its ability to be audited; (2) developed Financial Procedures an...
International Taxation: Information on Foreign-Owned but Essentially U.S.-Based Corporate Groups Is Limited
GAO-12-794: Published: Jul 16, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 2012.
The FCDC ownership structure could provide a tax avoidance or evasion advantage relative to a structure where U.S. parents own foreign subsidiaries. Academic experts we spoke to said that the FCDC corporate structure does not provide an inherently greater ability to evade taxes through transfer pricing abuse because transfer pricing rules are the same for the FCDC structure as for U.S. corporation...
Ownership by Minority, Female, and Disadvantaged Firms in the Pipeline Industry
GAO-12-896R: Published: Aug 2, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2012.
Minority- or female-owned, minority-owned, and female-owned firms represented 15 percent, 6 percent and 10 percent, respectively, of firms in the U.S. pipeline industry in 2007. In terms of market share, minority- or female-owned firms are estimated to have accounted for a total of 13 percent of industry receipts, with minority-owned firms having accounted for 3 percent and female-owned firms havi...
Survey on States' Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (GAO-12-944SP, August 2012), an E-supplement to GAO-12-821
GAO-12-944SP: Published: Aug 1, 2012. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2012.
This is an E-supplement to GAO-12-821. This e-supplement presents the questions and aggregate results from a Web survey of state budget directors on the fiscal implications of Medicaid expansion implementation on state budget planning...
Retirement Security: Older Women Remain at Risk
GAO-12-825T: Published: Jul 25, 2012. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 2012.
Over the last decade, working womens access to and participation in employer-sponsored retirement plans have improved relative to men. In fact, from 1998 to 2009, women surpassed men in their likelihood of working for an employer that offered a pension planlargely because the proportion of men covered by a plan declined. Furthermore, as employers have continued to terminate their defin...
Retirement Security: Women Still Face Challenges
GAO-12-699: Published: Jul 19, 2012. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 2012.
Over the last decade, working womens access to and participation in employer-sponsored retirement plans have improved relative to men. Indeed, from 1998 to 2009, women surpassed men in their likelihood of working for an employer that offered a pension plan, largely because the proportion of men covered by a plan declined. Furthermore, as employers have continued to terminate their defined be...
Federal Workers: Results of Studies on Federal Pay Varied Due to Differing Methodologies
GAO-12-564: Published: Jun 22, 2012. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 2012.
Annual pay adjustments for the General Schedule (GS), the pay system covering the majority of federal workers, are either determined through the process specified in the Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act of 1990 (FEPCA) or set based on percent increases authorized directly by Congress. GS employees receive an across-the-board increase (ranging from 0 to 3.8 percent since FEPCA was implemente...
Gun Control: States' Laws and Requirements for Concealed Carry Permits Vary across the Nation
GAO-12-717: Published: Jul 17, 2012. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 2012.
The number of states allowing concealed carry permits is increasing, and states broadly differ in eligibility requirements and the extent to which they have reciprocity agreements. In June 2002, 7 states and the District of Columbia prohibited the concealed carry of handguns. As of March 2012, individuals can carry concealed handguns in all but 1 state (Illinois) and the District of Columbia. ...
Highway Projects: Survey of State Departments of Transportation (GAO-12-637SP, June 2012), an E-supplement to GAO-12-593
GAO-12-637SP: Published: Jun 6, 2012. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 2012.
This is an E-supplement to GAO-12-593. This e-supplement presents the results of GAO's Web-based survey of state departments of transportation (DOTs) about their perspectives on the benefits and challenges of provisions meant to expedite highway projects established in the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) and practices the state DOTs...