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Human Capital Interim Strategic Plan: Fiscal Years 2010-2012
GAO-10-269SP: Published: Sep 28, 2009. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2009.
Strategic human capital planning is the centerpiece of federal agencies' efforts to transform their organizations to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Strategic human capital planning that is integrated with broader organizational strategic planning is critical to ensuring agencies have the talent they need for future challenges. This plan presents the integrated framework of policies and p...
Social Security Disability: Additional Performance Measures and Better Cost Estimates Could Help Improve SSA's Efforts to Eliminate Its Hearings Backlog
GAO-09-398: Published: Sep 9, 2009. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 2009.
(SSA) has experienced processing delays and significant backlogs of disability claims at the hearings level. In May 2007, SSA began implementing a plan for eliminating the hearings backlog entitled Summary of Initiatives to Eliminate the SSA Hearings Backlog (the Plan). In response to a congressional request, GAO (1) examined the Plan's potential to eliminate the hearings-level backlog, (2) determ...
Emergency Preparedness: Results of Survey on State and Local Emergency Alert and Notification Capabilities (GAO-09-880SP, September 2009), an E-supplement to GAO-09-834
GAO-09-880SP: Published: Sep 9, 2009. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 2009.
This is a supplemtary report to GAO-09-834. It presents selected results of GAO's Web-based survey of emergency management directors in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. We conducted this survey to collect information on state and local alert capabilities, including the extent of compatibility standards usage; state and local participation in the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FE...
Climate Change Policy: Preliminary Observations on Options for Distributing Emissions Allowances and Revenue under a Cap-and-Trade Program
GAO-09-950T: Published: Aug 4, 2009. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 2009.
Congress is considering proposals to establish a price on greenhouse gas emissions through a cap-and-trade program that would limit overall emissions and require covered entities to hold tradable emissions permits, or allowances, for their emissions. The purpose of such a program is to raise the cost of activities that produce emissions and thereby provide an economic incentive to decrease emissio...
Senate Preservation Fund: Key Transaction-Related Operating Practices Have Been Established but Additional Practices Are Needed
GAO-09-89R: Published: Jul 28, 2009. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 2009.
In September 2003, the Senate Preservation Fund (Fund) was established within the U.S. Treasury. The Fund is available to the Senate Commission on Art (Commission) to fund various activities related to works of art, historical objects, documents, and materials relating to historical matters, or exhibits in the Capitol and Senate Office buildings. The Library of Congress (Library) provides financia...
Capitol Visitor Center: Construction Expected to Be Completed within Current Budget Estimate
GAO-09-925T: Published: Jul 23, 2009. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 2009.
This testimony focuses on (1) the Architect of the Capitol's (AOC) construction progress since the last Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) hearing on September 24, 2008, and (2) the project's expected cost at completion and funding status. Today's remarks are based on our review of schedules and financial reports for the CVC project and related records maintained by AOC and its construction management c...
Recovery Act: The Department of Transportation Followed Key Federal Requirements in Developing Selection Criteria for Its Supplemental Discretionary Grants Program
GAO-09-785R: Published: Jun 30, 2009. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2009.
The Recovery Act established relatively few requirements for the design of the TIGER grant program. In addition to the requirements outlined in the opening paragraph of this report, the act requires that the department (1) award grants of no less than $20 million and no more than $300 million with no more than $300 million awarded for projects in any one state; (2) give priority to projects that a...
Federal Tort Claims Act: Information Related to Implications of Extending Coverage to Volunteers at HRSA-Funded Health Centers
GAO-09-693R: Published: Jun 24, 2009. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 2009.
The Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) was enacted in 1946 and permits individuals injured by the wrongful or negligent acts or omissions of federal employees, including medical malpractice, to seek and receive compensation from the federal government through an administrative process and, ultimately, through the federal courts. The FTCA, with few exceptions, provides the exclusive means by which indi...
Responses to Questions for the Record: March 18, 2009, Hearing on ATC Modernization: Near-Term Achievable Goals
GAO-09-718R: Published: May 20, 2009. Publicly Released: May 20, 2009.
This letter responds to a congressional request that we address questions submitted for the record related to the March 18, 2009, hearing entitled ATC Modernization: Near-Term Achievable Goals. Our attached responses to these questions are based on a review of literature on avionics and equipage incentives, interviews with Federal Aviation Administration officials, interviews with stakeholders and...
Architect of the Capitol: Plans for Renovating the Cannon House Office Building and Garages
GAO-09-673T: Published: May 6, 2009. Publicly Released: May 6, 2009.
The Cannon House Office Building (Cannon Building)--completed in 1908--and the East and West House Underground Garages (East and West Garages)--built in 1968--have deteriorated over time and will need to be repaired, according to assessments conducted for the Architect of the Capitol (AOC). AOC plans to renovate these three facilities over approximately the next 8 years as part of a long-term effo...