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Financial Management: Impact of RUS' Electricity Loan Restructurings
AIMD-00-288: Published: Sep 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Rural Utilities Service's (RUS) electricity loan restructurings, focusing on: (1) RUS' policies and procedures for restructuring financially troubled generation and transmission (G&T) loans and whether these are being consistently followed; (2) whether RUS properly carried out loan restructurings in accordance with criteria defined in the Feder...
Financial Management: Improvements Needed in the Navy's Reporting of General Fund Inventory
GAO-01-37R: Published: Oct 27, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 2000.
The Navy improved the reporting of its general fund inventory on its fiscal year 1999 financial statement. The Navy properly accounted for equipment and supplies that were not reported in the prior year's statement, which included inventories held by contractors and the Coast Guard. Improvements in the Navy's financial reporting, however, are still needed. GAO found many errors and omissions that...
Department of Education: Status of Financial Management Weaknesses Reported in the Fiscal Year 1999 Financial Statement Audit
GAO-01-104R: Published: Oct 16, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 2000.
This correspondence discusses financial weaknesses reported in the Department of Education's fiscal year 1999 financial statement audit. A major area needing improvement involves internal controls, which provide the framework for the accomplishment of management objectives, accurate financial reporting, and compliance with laws and regulations. This lack of good internal controls puts Education at...
Financial Management: Status of Financial Management Issues at the Small Business Administration
AIMD-00-263: Published: Aug 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Small Business Administration's (SBA) financial management issues, focusing on: (1) useful information Congress can obtain from SBA's fiscal year (FY) 1999 financial statements; (2) the major internal control deficiencies in SBA's FY 1999 financial statement audit and the major causes and implications; and (3) ramifications of SBA...
Federal Accounting and Reporting: Framework for Assessing the Reliability of Budget Execution Data Is Not Yet Fully Implemented
GAO-01-43: Published: Oct 6, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 2000.
Beginning with fiscal year (FY) 1998, federal agencies were required to prepare a Statement of Budgetary Resources (SBR) as one of their primary financial statements. GAO's review of 22 major budgetary accounts at 10 agencies, constituting approximately 77 percent of FY 1999 net outlays, showed that the federal accounting and reporting framework was properly implemented for 14 accounts constitutin...
Financial Management: Census Monitoring Board Disbursements, Internal Control Weaknesses, and Other Matters
AIMD-00-317: Published: Sep 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the financial management of the Census Monitoring Board (CMB), focusing on: (1) information on seven specific matters contained in congressional requests; (2) an audit relating to all CMB out-of-town travel disbursements and all other financial transactions over $200 from CMB's inception in June 1998 through March 31, 2000, which resulted in GAO au...
Financial Management: Federal Financial Management Improvement Act Results for Fiscal Year 1999
AIMD-00-307: Published: Sep 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the implementation of the Federal Financial Management Improvement Act (FFMIA) in fiscal year (FY) 1999, focusing on: (1) compliance of the Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Act agencies' financial systems with FFMIA's requirements; (2) agencies' plans to bring their systems into compliance; and (3) other efforts to improve the govern...
Financial Management: Financial Management Challenges Remain at the Department of Education
T-AIMD-00-323: Published: Sep 19, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed financial management at the Department of Education, focusing on: (1) Eduction's current financial management status as evidenced by its fiscal year (FY) 1999 financial audit results and the corrective actions it has taken to resolve weaknesses identified in that audit; and (2) the relationship between the audit findings and the potential for wast...
Indian Trust Funds: Improvements Made in Acquisition of New Asset and Accounting System But Significant Risks Remain
AIMD-00-259: Published: Sep 15, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Department of the Interior's effort to acquire and develop its new Trust Asset and Accounting Management System (TAAMS), focusing on: (1) actions Interior has taken in response to GAO's previous reviews and recommendations; and (2) the business and technical risks and challenges still confronting Interior as it begins to deploy TAAMS.GAO noted...
Financial Management: Financial Reporting Issues Related to the Navy's Direct Vendor Delivery Initiative
AIMD-00-312R: Published: Sep 13, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 2000.
GAO provided information on how a Direct Vendor Delivery (DVD) contract would affect the Navy's financial reporting, focusing on: (1) whether accounting and auditing standards would require DVD contractors to report individual transactions through the Transaction Item Reporting (TIR) system; and (2) what level of reporting would be required under a DVD contract to meet accounting and auditing stan...