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Budget Issues: The Importance of Increased Accuracy of Budget Outlay Estimates
AIMD-99-235R: Published: Aug 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 1999.
GAO provided information on how the Department of Education estimates, tracks, and reports on its budget outlays.GAO noted that: (1) in an environment in which the caps on new discretionary budget authority and on outlays are increasingly constraining federal spending, it is important that congressional decisionmakers have accurate estimates of program outlays; (2) more accurate estimates provide...
Immigration and Naturalization Service: Overview of Management and Program Challenges
T-GGD-99-148: Published: Jul 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the management and program challenges facing the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).GAO noted that: (1) GAO and others have identified management and program challenges that have troubled INS for years; (2) GAO's management reports in 1991 and 1997 and related reviews have indicated that urgent attention should be given to INS' managemen...
Recovery Auditing: Reducing Overpayments, Achieving Accountability, and the Government Waste Corrections Act of 1999
T-NSIAD-99-213: Published: Jun 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed House Resolution 1827, the Government Waste Corrections Act of 1999, and its relationship to long-standing issues of government accountability for use of public monies and overpayments and the role of recovery auditing in identifying and recovering overpayments.GAO noted that: (1) significant financial system weaknesses, problems with fundamental...
District of Columbia Courts: Financial Related Issues for Fiscal Year 1998
T-AIMD/OGC-99-176: Published: May 18, 1999. Publicly Released: May 18, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the issues related to the District of Columbia (DC) Courts' financial operations for fiscal year (FY) 1998, focusing on: (1) identifying DC Courts' total obligations for fiscal years 1996, 1997, and 1998; (2) whether DC Courts had a spending plan for FY 1998, and whether it obligated funds consistent with available resources; (3) why payments to c...
Housing and Urban Development: Comments on HUD's Fiscal Year 1999 Budget Request
T-RCED-98-137: Published: Mar 25, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed selected aspects of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) fiscal year (FY) 1999 budget request, focusing on: (1) actions HUD has taken or plans to take to improve its budget estimates; (2) the reasonableness of HUD's request for Section 8 tenant-based and moderate rehabilitation housing assistance; (3) HUD's justification for its...
Contingency Operations: DOD's Reported Costs Contain Significant Inaccuracies
NSIAD-96-115: Published: May 17, 1996. Publicly Released: May 17, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the reliability of the Department of Defense's (DOD) reported costs for contingency operations, focusing on the: (1) accuracy of reported incremental costs; and (2) adequacy of DOD guidance and accounting systems to ensure accurate cost reporting.GAO found that: (1) DOD overstated about $104 million in incremental costs and understated or failed to...
Employees' Travel Claims (NWTRB)
AIMD-96-93R: Published: May 17, 1996. Publicly Released: May 17, 1996.
The Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board (NWTRB) requested GAO views on whether its two proposed changes for processing employee temporary duty travel claims conformed with GAO guidance. GAO noted that: (1) the NWTRB proposal to change the threshold for submitting receipts for expenses from $25 to $75 is acceptable as long as NWTRB implementation is consistent with General Services Administration...
Management Review of The Library of Congress: Final Report, Volume 2
156762: May 7, 1996
This management review of the Library of Congress includes information on the Library's historical background and mission, management and operational processes, organizational structure, potential to increase revenue opportunities, infrastructure and facilities, security, technology usage, labor relations, competitive selection processes, personnel management, human resources management, services...
Improving Travel Management Governmentwide
156235: Dec 1, 1995
An interagency team was established in 1994 by the Joint Financial Management Improvement Program (JFMIP) to address travel reengineering. Representing over two dozen organizations from the Executive and Legislative Branches of the federal government, the goals of the Travel Improvement Project were to identify and address obstacles that impeded use of best travel practices in the federal govern...
The Federal Judiciary: Observations on Selected Issues
GGD-95-236BR: Published: Sep 18, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal judiciary operations, focusing on the: (1) appropriations, expenditures, and functions of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AOUSC) and the Federal Judiciary Center (FJC); (2) costs of FJC training programs; (3) annual number and cost of Judicial Conference meetings; and (4) cost of any circuit task forces on gender or ethnic bia...