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Financial Management: Audit of the Senate Gift Shop Revolving Fund for Fiscal Year 2010
GAO-11-326R: Published: Apr 6, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 2011.
In a letter dated July 22, 2010, Congress requested that we conduct an audit of the Senate Gift Shop's cash receipts and cash disbursements recorded in the Senate Gift Shop Revolving Fund for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2010. In the letter, Congress also requested that we review the inventory accounting procedures of the Gift Shop. The Senate Gift Shop was established on October 6, 1992, t...
Financial Management: Audit of the Senate Stationery Room Revolving Fund for Fiscal Year 2010
GAO-11-204R: Published: Apr 6, 2011. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 2011.
In a letter dated July 22, 2010, Congress requested that we conduct an audit of the Senate Stationery Room's cash receipts and cash disbursements recorded in the Senate Stationery Room Revolving Fund for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2010. In the letter, Congress also requested that we review the inventory accounting procedures of the Stationery Room. The Senate Stationery Room provides for...
401(k) Plans: Issues Involving Securities Lending in Plan Investments
GAO-11-359T: Published: Mar 16, 2011. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 2011.
Securities lending can be a relatively straightforward way for plan sponsors and participants to increase their return on 401(k) investments. However, securities lending can also present a number of challenges to plan participants and plan sponsors. GAO was asked to explain how securities lending with cash collateral reinvestment works in relation to 401(k) plan investments, who bears the risks, a...
401(K) Plans: Certain Investment Options and Practices That May Restrict Withdrawals Not Widely Understood
GAO-11-291: Published: Mar 10, 2011. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 2011.
401(k) plan sponsors are responsible for offering an array of appropriate investment options, and participants are responsible for directing their investments among those options. While participants expect to be able to switch investment options or withdraw money from their accounts, during the recent economic downturn, some 401(k) plan sponsors and participants found that they were restricted fro...
Elder Justice: Survey of Adult Protective Services Program Administrators (GAO-11-129SP, March 2011), an E-supplement to GAO-11-208
GAO-11-129SP: Published: Mar 2, 2011. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 2011.
This is an E-supplement to GAO-11-208. It presents the results of GAO's web-based survey of all 50 states and the District of Columbia to examine the responsibilities, organization, and challenges of Adult Protective Services (APS) programs. The survey respondents included program administrators in APS programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The questions in our survey were posed t...
District of Columbia Public Education: Agencies Have Enhanced Internal Controls Over Federal Payments for School Improvement, But More Consistent Monitoring Needed
GAO-11-16: Published: Nov 18, 2010. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 2010.
Between fiscal years 2004 and 2009, Congress appropriated nearly $190 million in federal payments for school improvement to the District of Columbia (D.C.). This includes $85 million to the state education office--currently the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)--to expand public charter schools and $105 million to D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) to improve education in public schoo...
Women in Management: Analysis of Female Managers' Representation, Characteristics, and Pay
GAO-10-892R: Published: Sep 20, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2010.
According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women made up nearly 47 percent of the total workforce in the United States in July 2010. Women's participation in the labor force, particularly among women with children, is much higher today than several decades ago. For example, using data from the Current Population Survey, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that couples in which only...
Women in Management: Female Managers' Representation, Characteristics, and Pay
GAO-10-1064T: Published: Sep 28, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2010.
This testimony discusses issues related to women in management. Although women's representation across the general workforce is growing, there remains a need for information about the challenges women face in advancing their careers. In 2001, using 1995 and 2000 data from the Current Population Survey, we found women were less represented in management than in the overall workforce in 4 of the 10...
Nonprime Mortgages: Data on Loan Performance by Cohort Year, Product Type, and Location (GAO-10-806SP, August 24, 2010), an E-supplement to GAO-10-805
GAO-10-806SP: Published: Aug 24, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 2010.
This is an e-supplement to GAO-10-805. It provides information on the performance of nonprime loans (including subprime and Alt-A loans) originated from 2000 through 2007. After increasing dramatically from 2000 through 2006, the nonprime market contracted sharply in mid-2007, partly in response to increasing default and foreclosure rates for these mortgages. The subprime segment of the nonprime m...
In a Previous Rate-Setting Proceeding for Some Sound Recordings, the Standard Addressing the Disruptive Impact on the Industries Contributed to a Lower Copyright Royalty Rate, but the Effect of Its Proposed Removal Is Unclear
GAO-10-828R: Published: Aug 4, 2010. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 2010.
Every day, thousands of AM/FM radio stations, as well as satellite radio, cable radio, and Webcasters, use sound recordings to provide music to their listeners. As a form of intellectual property, sound recordings are protected by copyright law. The copyright holder (e.g., a record company or performer) may use a license to grant third parties permission to use sound recordings, in return for comp...