Puerto Rico (101 - 110 of 116 items)
Federal Agency Roles and Responsibilities for Emergency Communications Need Clarification
LCD-80-91: Published: Aug 8, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1980.
GAO reviewed the June 1979 report of the Interagency Committee on Search and Rescue which proposed a national Emergency Response Communications Program to determine the Federal agencies' and offices' responsibilities for emergency communications and determine plans for following up on the report findings. The Committee envisioned a satellite system which would provide voice, data, and video covera...
Hispanic Americans--A Profile
113267: Aug 1, 1980
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 15, Issue 3, Summer 1980. GAO employs Hispanic Americans and works on national issues which affect Hispanics, such as bilingual education. It has a special emphasis program to hire Hispanics, which is not a quota system or job giveaway program, but an outreach effort to get more Hispanics to seek employment with GAO. GAO Hispanic employment is far belo...
Experiences of Past Territories Can Assist Puerto Rico Status Deliberations
GGD-80-26: Published: Mar 7, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1980.
Puerto Rico's 3.3 million residents are sharply divided on whether they should retain the present Commonwealth arrangement, or petition Congress for statehood, independence, or an amended form of the current status. Resolution of the debate on Puerto Rico's political relationship with the federal government rests with its residents and Congress. In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed...
Recruiting and Placing Puerto Rican Workers With Growers During the 1978 Apple Harvest Were Unsuccessful
HRD-80-45: Published: Feb 14, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1980.
The Department of Labor (DOL) expenditures of Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) funds for transporting and housing Puerto Rican workers during the 1978 apple harvest were reviewed. GAO focused on determining the sequence of events and major problems in Virginia and West Virginia during the 1978 apple harvest, and attempted to develop an overall perspective on specific concerns and t...
The New York Region: The Apple Still Shines
113262: Jan 1, 1980
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 15, Issue 3, Summer 1980. There has been a GAO presence in New York for about 30 years, with satellite offices in Syracuse, Schenectady, and Long Island as the workload of the various eras dictated. An Albany sublocation was established in response to the growing emphasis on reviewing grants to States. Dramatic changes have taken place in the work whic...
Examination of Financial Statements of the Veterans Canteen Service for Fiscal Year 1978
HRD-79-70: Published: Apr 25, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1979.
In an audit made of the Veterans Canteen Service of the Veterans Administration (VA) for 1978, GAO found the financial statements represented fairly the financial position of the Canteen Service. During fiscal year (FY) 1978, the Service operated canteens at each VA medical center and domiciliary located in the United States and Puerto Rico. Services were available to a daily average of about 81,7...
Student Eligibility and Other Problems in Federally Funded and Operated Schools in Puerto Rico
HRD-78-173: Published: Jan 5, 1979. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1979.
Action may be required to resolve student eligibility and other problems in federally funded and operated schools in Puerto Rico. Only those children whose parents had been temporarily transferred from the U.S. to Puerto Rico were eligible to attend the Antilles Consolidated School System (ACSS). ACSS is operated by the Navy, with maintenance and operating funds provided by the Office of Education...
Food: Food Related Reports Issued From January 1977 Through June 1978
107640: Aug 1, 1978
A pamphlet is presents a source of information on GAO food reports. It includes summaries of reports directly and indirectly related to food. Topics covered include: financial disclosure systems for Federal employees, school lunch programs, agency operating procedures, soil conservation a claim against Puerto Rico concerning spoilage of federally donated food, farm legislation, water supply manage...
Problems Persist in the Puerto Rico Food Stamp Program, the Nation's Largest
CED-78-84: Published: Apr 27, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1978.
In 1971, legislation was enacted which authorized the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico to participate in the food stamp program; today, the Puerto Rico program is the largest food stamp operation in the nation in terms of both the percentage of population participating and the total value of stamps issued monthly.Problems have existed in the Puerto Rico program since it began, but little was done in th...
Review of Practices, Procedures, and Controls To Prevent Spoilage or Theft of Federal Commodities Donated to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico for Food Relief Programs
CED-77-120: Published: Aug 18, 1977. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1977.
A review of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico's practices, procedures, and controls over federally donated commodities for food relief programs did not disclose current instances of theft or excessive spoilage and indicated that the commodities were adequately accounted for at the time of the review. However, both the Commonwealth control over donated commodities and the Food and Nutrition Service m...