Puerto Rico (91 - 100 of 116 items)
Comments on the Committee on Education and Labor's Use of Military Transportation Services
B-214611: Published: Apr 17, 1984. Publicly Released: May 14, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO commented on the use of military air transportation and other services by the Select Education Subcommittee of the House Committee on Education and Labor in connection with a proposed study mission to VISTA and Young Volunteers in ACTION project sites in Puerto Rico. Agency appropriations for the travel expenses of congressional committee members and sta...
Use of Department of Education Title III Grant Funds by the International Institute of the Americas of World University
HRD-84-20: Published: Apr 4, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the use of the Higher Education Act title III grant funds by the International Institute of the Americas of World University, San Juan, Puerto Rico.GAO found that World University's financial management system was deficient and its financial stability was questionable. There was a fundamental lack of internal controls, inadequate subsidiary account...
Health Care Needs of Veterans in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Should Be Assessed
HRD-78-84: Published: Mar 30, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1982.
The Veterans Administration's (VA's) furnishing of hospital care and medical treatment for nonservice-connected disabilities under contracts with private facilities and arrangements with private physicians in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands was reviewed. The review was directed toward: the use made of the VA's authority to provide medical treatment and hospital care for nonservice-connected dis...
[Views on H.R. 6761]
B-199549(BRP): Published: Sep 30, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1982.
GAO was asked for its views concerning proposed legislation which would permit Federal agencies to reimburse their employees for residence sale and purchase expenses upon transfer from an overseas post to a new duty station. At the present time, these expenses are not reimbursable. GAO feels that the statutory provision prohibiting such reimbursement is unduly harsh and impacts heavily, from a fin...
Reasons for High Food Prices in the U.S. Virgin Islands
CED-82-93: Published: May 28, 1982. Publicly Released: May 28, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO held discussions with, and obtained documentary information from, officials of a number of different sources to determine why food prices in the Virgin Islands are so high.Nearly all products consumed, processed, and sold in the Virgin Islands must be procured from off-island areas. The majority of island freight is transported by ship via Puerto Rico wh...
The Federal Crime Insurance Program: An Overview
CED-82-68: Published: Apr 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Crime Insurance Program. Under the program, insurance for burglary, robbery, theft, and similar crimes is available to residential and commercial property owners in States where crime insurance is not available through the private market or statewide programs or where it is prohibitively expensive. Legislative authorization to enter...
Changes Are Needed in the Proposed Departmental Review and Evaluation of the Puerto Rico Block Grant
CED-82-50: Published: Feb 24, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1982.
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) proposed study of Puerto Rico's transition from the Food Stamp Program to the Puerto Rico Block Grant which is part of the USDA Nutritional Assistance Grant.GAO believes that the limited objectives of the preliminary study plans do not fully address the grant's primary objective to provide nutritional assistance t...
High Food Prices in the Virgin Islands
CED-82-23: Published: Dec 16, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1981.
GAO was asked to determine actual food price differences between the Virgin Islands and other locations such as Washington, D.C.; southwest Florida; and Puerto Rico. GAO was also asked to determine whether any such differences have increased or decreased in recent years. GAO obtained and analyzed food price data from three different sources: the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the Department of...
States' Efforts To Detect Duplicate Public Assistance Payments
HRD-81-133: Published: Sep 17, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1981.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO obtained information concerning the efforts of the States to make comparisons of their public assistance rolls for the detection of duplicate payments. GAO also analyzed the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program in four States to determine the extent to which undetected duplicate enrollments and payments occurred in these States.GAO sent qu...
Puerto Rico's Political Future: A Divisive Issue With Many Dimensions
GGD-81-48: Published: Mar 2, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1981.
Puerto Rico's leaders and populace have long focused on one enduring dilemma, political status. GAO reviewed the broad range of issues likely to confront Puerto Rico and Congress in deliberating the island's future status.Advocates of amended commonwealth, statehood, and independence for Puerto Rico remain steadfast in pursuing their status preference. Compounding ideological and political divisio...