Financial management (41 - 50 of 78 items)
The Government's Loan Asset Sales Pilot Program
T-AFMD-87-6: Published: Mar 10, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1987.
GAO testified on the administration's current pilot sale of existing federal loan assets under the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) guidelines and fiscal year (FY) 1988 sales plans. GAO found that: (1) the provisions relating to the sale of loan assets in the Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 and the President's FY 1988 budget request have shifted the emphasis of loan sales from a credit re...
Fiscal Year 1988 Budget Estimates for the General Accounting Office
T-OCG-87-3: Published: Mar 5, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1987.
GAO testified on its fiscal year (FY) 1988 budget request and highlighted its work on special issues during 1986. GAO requested $379.5 million to fund 5,200 average positions, which was $67.1 million greater than its FY 1987 request. Forty-seven percent of this increase represented mandatory pay and related costs associated with existing service levels and increases in personnel to achieve require...
Budget Issues: Limitations on Analyzing the Cost of Administrative Operations
AFMD-86-54BR: Published: Jul 22, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO studied whether 11 agencies cut their budgets for services more heavily than their administrative budgets.GAO found that it could not resolve the issue of whether the agencies disproportionately cut their budgets because: (1) neither the President's budget nor the agencies' records provided the information necessary to assess how agencies allocated budget c...
Implementing FY 1986 Reductions: Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985
OCG-86-3: Published: Jun 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed several agencies' implementation of program changes required under the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act, specifically: (1) the application of exemptions and special rules set forth in sections 255 and 256; (2) the pattern of reductions in certain grant programs to states; and (3) how agencies achieved reductions in those entitle...
Budget Issues: Governmentwide Analysis of the Growth in Unexpended Balances
AFMD-86-24BR: Published: Jan 17, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO updated its 1978 analysis of unexpended balances in civil and defense departments and agencies and prepared a briefing report to summarize its results.GAO found that, since the 1978 studies, unexpended balances: (1) have increased 54 percent; (2) are rapidly approaching $1 trillion; (3) are shifting in distribution from civil agencies to defense agencies...
Improving the Management of the Federal Government
125264: Sep 19, 1984
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed current government management improvement efforts and past management reforms, and it focused on two key management areas: human resources and management support systems. The administration has devoted substantial energies to improve management by various means and has recently broadened its efforts to by initiating a long-range program aimed at i...
Perspectives on Budgeting for State and Local Needs and Biennial Budgeting
121260: May 5, 1983
The Comptroller General presented testimony on the work of GAO in the areas of advance budgeting of Federal assistance to State and local governments and State biennial budgeting experiences. A study is underway to determine what problems are caused by the different budget cycles and whether those cycles can be better coordinated. GAO found a basic timing conflict between Federal, State, and local...
Budget Implications of Savings Reported in the Third Summary Report Issued by the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency
AFMD-83-14: Published: Oct 18, 1982. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the third "Summary Report of Inspector General Activities" by the President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency. The report is intended to highlight the significant impact that the inspectors general (IG), the Council and the administration have had in combating fraud, waste, and mismanagement in Government.GAO found that the Council's third repo...
Progress in Improving Program and Budget Information for Congressional Use
PAD-82-47: Published: Sep 1, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1982.
GAO reported on the progress and results of its continuing program to improve the fiscal, budgetary, and program-related information reported to Congress.The Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 was designed to create a framework within which Congress could set national budget priorities and establish appropriate levels of Federal revenues and expenditures. However, implementat...
The Continuing Need for Productivity Improvement
117949: Mar 23, 1982
Productivity improvement in both the private and public sectors is more important now than ever because the current budget reductions are placing severe demands on businesses and Federal agencies. As foreign markets are less willing to accept higher prices and volume, U.S. businesses are faced with increasing labor and supply costs as well as heightened international competitiveness. This dilemma...