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Unemployment Insurance: Survey of State Administrators and Contacts with Companies Promoting Tax Avoidance Practices
GAO-03-819T: Published: Jun 19, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 2003.
GAO appeared before Subcommittees on Oversight and Human Resources, House Committee on Ways and Means to discuss the results of our investigation of the extent to which states have found that companies manipulate state unemployment tax rates through a variety of methods in order to lower their unemployment taxes, a practice known as "SUTA dumping," and of the extent to which some consulting firms...
Compact of Free Association: An Assessment of the Amended Compacts and Related Agreements
GAO-03-890T: Published: Jun 18, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 2003.
In 1986, the United States entered into a Compact of Free Association with the Pacific Island nations of the Federated States of Micronesia, or FSM, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, or RMI. The Compact provided about $2.1 billion in U.S. funds, supplied by the Department of the Interior, over 17 years (1987-2003) to the FSM and the RMI. These funds were intended to advance economic develo...
Military Retiree Health Benefits: Enrollment Low in Federal Employee Health Plans under DOD Demonstration
GAO-03-547: Published: Jun 6, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 2003.
Prior to 2001, military retirees who turned age 65 and became eligible for Medicare lost most of their Department of Defense (DOD) health benefits. The DOD-Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) demonstration was one of several demonstrations established to examine alternatives for addressing retirees' lack of Medicare supplemental coverage. The demonstration was mandated by the Strom T...
Financial Audit: Congressional Award Foundation's Fiscal Years 2002 and 2001 Financial Statements
GAO-03-737: Published: May 15, 2003. Publicly Released: May 15, 2003.
GAO audited the financial statements of the Congressional Award Foundation for fiscal years 2002 and 2001 and the related statements of activities and cash flows.We found that (1) the financial statements are presented fairly, in all material respects, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, (2) the Foundation had effective internal control over financial reporting (incl...
Workforce Investment Act: Issues Related to Allocation Formulas for Youth, Adults, and Dislocated Workers
GAO-03-636: Published: Apr 25, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 2003.
The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 required states to streamline employment and training services and established three separate funding streams for serving youth, adults, and dislocated workers, for which about $3.3 billion was appropriated for fiscal year 2003. The formulas for distributing these funds to the states were left largely unchanged from those used to distribute funds under th...
Unemployment Insurance: States' Use of the 2002 Reed Act Distribution
GAO-03-496: Published: Mar 6, 2003. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 2003.
The Unemployment Insurance (UI) program, administered by the U.S. Department of Labor in partnership with states, plays a critical role in ensuring the financial security of America's workforce. In fiscal year 2002, state UI programs paid benefits totaling $50.8 billion to 10.6 million unemployed workers. In March 2002, in response to an increase in unemployment and the September 11, 2001, terrori...
Tobacco Settlement: States' Allocations of Fiscal Years 2002 and 2003 Master Settlement Agreement Payments
GAO-03-407: Published: Feb 28, 2003. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 2003.
The Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) requires four of the nation's largest tobacco companies to make annual payments to states in perpetuity as reimbursement for past health care costs related to tobacco use. The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 requires GAO to report annually on the amount of MSA payments states receive and how they allocate these payments for the years 2002 throug...
Tobacco Settlement: States' Allocations of Phase II Funds
GAO-03-262R: Published: Dec 3, 2002. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 2002.
The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (the 2002 Farm Bill) required GAO to report annually on how states have used funds received under the Master Settlement Agreement and the Phase II agreement. This letter is the first in a series of reports responding to the 2002 Farm Bill requirement. Specifically, this letter provides information on (1) the amount of funds that have been distribu...
Options to Enhance the Long-term Viability of the Essential Air Service Program
GAO-02-997R: Published: Aug 30, 2002. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 2002.
Over two decades ago, Congress deregulated the airline industry, phasing out the federal government's control over domestic fares and routes served and allowing market forces to determine the price, quantity, and quality of service. Concerned that air service to some small communities would suffer in a deregulated environment, Congress established the Essential Air Service (EAS) program as part of...
Compact of Free Association: An Assessment of Current U.S. Proposals to Extend Assistance
GAO-02-857T: Published: Jul 17, 2002. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 2002.
The United States entered into the Compact of Free Association with the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) In 1986. The Compact has provided U.S. assistance to the FSM and the RMI in the form of direct funding as well as federal services and programs. The Compact allows for migration from both countries to the United States and established U.S. defe...