Financial management (51 - 60 of 78 items)
Economies, Efficiencies, and Savings a Challenge for Comptrollers
118090: Mar 22, 1982
The Comptroller General commented that the need to restore the public confidence in all levels of government is a pressing matter. Federal officials, especially Defense officials, must redouble their efforts to better manage their resources and reduce wasteful spending. GAO considers it imperative that any gaps in the Federal financial management spectrum be closed; separate and uncoordinated plan...
The Challenge of Change for Public Management
117946: Feb 25, 1982
Public administrators today are asked to accomplish their work with fewer resources. At the same time, they must worry that efforts to trim the size of the Federal Government may eliminate their jobs. Thus, needed changes in the Federal Government will test the adaptability of managers. Improving financial management is a top priority, with the long-range goal being the incorporation of the princi...
Federal Payment to the District of Columbia: Experience Since Home Rule and Analysis of Proposals for Change
GGD-81-67: Published: Apr 23, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1981.
In 1973, Congress passed the home rule legislation that set up the District of Columbia's first elected government, which took office in 1975. This legislation increased the District's Federal payment authorization so that presently about $300 million, or 21 percent, of the District's operating budget comes from a direct Federal payment. Congress is faced with the issues of whether to increase the...
Ways To Reduce the Federal Budget Through Improved Government Financial Management Practices
114565: Mar 5, 1981
If certain Government-wide financial management practices and processes were revised, improved, or eliminated, a monetary savings to the Government would result. These savings could be obtained through: (1) better debt management; (2) resolving billions in audit findings; (3) replacement of old, inefficient computers; (4) productivity improvements in administering programs; (5) improving Federal t...
U.S. General Accounting Office Background Paper on Reducing the Federal Budget: Strategies and Examples
OPP-81-1: Published: Feb 17, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1981.
This report is designed to assist Congress during its consideration of the fiscal year 1982 budget by identifying ways to reduce Federal spending and increase Federal revenues. The report is divided into three chapters. The first chapter provides GAO views on the Congressional Budget Office's options for reducing the Federal budget and notes the specific GAO official to contact for more detailed d...
Progress in Improving Program and Budget Information for Congressional Use
PAD-80-90: Published: Aug 29, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 1980.
During the past year, GAO studied and reported on many aspects of the budget process. It has provided numerous reports to Congress, testimony before congressional committees, and other assistance to members and staff of Congress. These reports included analyses and recommendations for improving agencies' budget execution, including improvements in monitoring and controlling spending patterns to av...
Control of Loan Guarantees
112617: Jun 23, 1980
GAO has been concerned with various aspects of federal credit programs. During the past 5 years, its analysis has expanded from the specific aspects of the credit assistance program to the approach. Much of the growth in direct loans and loan guarantees in recent years has occurred in nontraditional areas. One of the major problems with this type of loan guarantee is that it is not possible to jud...
U.S. General Accounting Office Supplement to Congressional Budget Office Background Paper on Reducing the Federal Budget: Strategies and Examples
OP-80-1: Published: Mar 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1980.
Because GAO has issued reports relevant to many of the possible ways to reduce Federal spending and increase Federal revenues as identified by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), it considered that congressional purposes would be served by preparing a single document consolidating the CBO analyses with discussions of the GAO work bearing on the same issues. The report is organized in six sectio...
Zero-Base Budgeting in the Federal Government: A Historical Perspective
090975: Jan 1, 1978
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 13, Issue 4, Fall 1978...
Impoundments Proposed in the President's 18th Special Message for Fiscal Year 1977
OGC-77-28: Published: Sep 14, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1977.
The President's 18th special message for fiscal year 1977 that was transmitted to the Congress pursuant to the Impoundment Control Act of 1974 included a proposed deferral of funds for the Energy Research and Development Administration and a revision to a previously transmitted deferral of funds for the Department of the Treasury.On July 28, 1977, the Comptroller General reported the deferral of $...