Budgets (41 - 50 of 63 items)
Budget Estimates for Fiscal Year 1985
123294: Feb 2, 1984
Testimony was presented regarding the GAO budget request for fiscal year (FY) 1985 and recent GAO initiatives and accomplishments. Organizational changes in the past 2 years include the designation of new Assistant Comptrollers General to concentrate top management attention on areas which are vital to effective GAO operations and to direct personnel activities. Three new divisions were created: t...
Survey of the Canal Zone Organization's Fiscal Year 1977 Capital Investment Program
102191: May 11, 1977
A survey of the Panama Canal Company's fiscal year 1977 capital investment program indicated that better planning and more detailed analysis of project justification are needed to avoid requesting funds in excess of project needs and to preclude the implementation of questionable projects.The Panama Canal Company incurred an operating loss in fiscal year 1973, and losses have continued through fis...
Policies Governing BPA's Repayment of Federal Investment Still Need Revision
RCED-84-25: Published: Oct 26, 1983. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1983.
Federal law requires the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) to repay the federal investment in its power generation facilities. In a follow-up to a previous report, GAO examined BPA policies regarding repayment.Through 1964, BPA used a fixed annual payment approach to repayment. In 1964, BPA adopted the repayment study method to determine revenue requirements. Under this method, estimated reven...
Off-Budget Activities of the Federal Government
B-115398: Published: May 9, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
Perspectives on the Federal Budget
123326: Jan 1, 1983
The Comptroller General offered his perspectives on the current budget situation and what should be done to correct it, in the GAO Review, Vol. 18, Issue 4, Fall 1983, and described improvements that he believes are needed in the Government's financial management systems. He feels that the highest priority should be given to raising revenues, reducing expenditures, and containing spending growth b...
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...
Alleged Abuses in the U.S. Savings Bond Division of the Department of the Treasury
AFMD-82-70: Published: Jun 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1982.
GAO was requested to review allegations of abuses in the Department of the Treasury's Savings Bond Division that were made by a former bond salesperson. Specifically, GAO was asked to obtain information about: (1) the Treasury's Office of the Inspector General's approach to identify the salespeople who have submitted falsified reports; and (2) the system used to measure a salesperson's performance...
Identifying Marginal Activities Could Help Control Growing U.N. Costs
ID-81-61: Published: Sep 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1981.
GAO reported on the efforts of the Secretary General of the United Nations (U.N.) to reduce U.N. costs by identifying marginal and ineffective activities. The review was undertaken because Congress is concerned about the growing U.N. budget and the corresponding U.S. contribution. Member countries believe that the real growth of the U.N. budget can be lowered by shifting resources from obsolete, m...
Measuring Productivity in Accounting and Finance Offices
D14969: Sep 1, 1981
The Joint Financial Management Improvement Program issued a booklet that describes four productivity systems¿their design, implementation and use. Although these productivity measurement systems apply primarily to finance and accounting operations, the principles apply to any operations. JFMIP hopes that this booklet will sufficiently stimulate financial managers to design, develop, and imple...
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...