Cost control (11 - 20 of 38 items)
A-76 Program Issues
T-GGD-90-12: Published: Dec 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1989.
GAO discussed the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Circular A-76 program, focusing on: (1) the program's effect on federal employees and managers; and (2) A-76 program implementation issues. GAO found that: (1) A-76 studies adversely affected employees' morale and productivity and frequently resulted in employee losses; (2) most employees that had their functions contracted out found other...
Overseas Support: Current U.S. Administrative Support System Is Too Complicated
NSIAD-88-84: Published: Mar 25, 1988. Publicly Released: May 4, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's administrative support to U.S. agencies located overseas, specifically: (1) State's administration of its support program; (2) agencies' satisfaction with the support; (3) the methods State used to distribute costs; and (4) factors adversely affecting the consolidation of various overseas administrative support efforts...
GAO's Views on the Default Task Force's Recommendations for Reducing Default Costs in the Guaranteed Student Loan Program
T-HRD-88-7: Published: Feb 2, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 1988.
GAO discussed the Default Task Force's recommendations concerning the increased costs of student loan defaults in the Guaranteed Student Loan (GSL) Program. GAO found that: (1) recent legislative and regulatory changes have subjected lenders and guaranty agencies to stronger loan origination and collection standards and increased oversight to help reduce defaults and increase collections; (2) sinc...
Proposals for Improved Credit Program Budgeting
T-AFMD-87-5: Published: Mar 4, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1987.
GAO discussed the administration's plans for improving the management of, and budgeting for, federal credit assistance programs. GAO noted that the objectives of the improvement are to: (1) reduce the government's costs of managing credit programs; (2) provide incentives to federal credit program managers to better document their loan portfolios; (3) measure and budget for credit program subsidies...
Budget Issues: Cost Escalation on Three Major Department of Transportation Projects
AFMD-86-31: Published: Jul 17, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1986.
GAO examined the U.S. Coast Guard's Short Range Recovery Helicopter Program, the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Surveillance Radar Program, and the Urban Mass Transportation Administration's (UMTA) Buffalo Light Rail Rapid Transit System to determine the reasons for cost growth between the latest estimates for the projects and the initial estimates provided to Congress.GAO found t...
Selected Recommendations of the President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control
128615: Dec 12, 1985
GAO commented on the recommendations of the President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control (Grace Commission) which identified important actions Congress could pursue in the acquisition area. GAO noted that: (1) there are techniques to produce systems more economically, such as competition, economic production rates, and multiyear procurement; (2) priorities must be established in order to opti...
The Recommendations of the President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control
126892: May 9, 1985
GAO discussed recommendations made by the President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control for improving efficiency and effectiveness of federal operations and whether substantial savings have resulted by implementing these recommendations. GAO addressed the issues and recommendations which dealt primarily with management improvements and questioned the reasonableness of the associated savings es...
VA Justification for Two Nursing Home Care Construction Projects in Its Fiscal Year 1985 Budget Request
HRD-84-66: Published: May 15, 1984. Publicly Released: May 15, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) justification for nursing home construction projects in its fiscal year 1985 budget request to determine whether VA had adequately considered local needs and resources and alternatives to construction.GAO reviewed the projected nursing home care unit at the Alexandria, Louisiana, VA medical center (VAMC) and a sim...
Status of the Bureau of Indian Affairs' Muskogee and Anadarko Area Office Consolidation
RCED-84-89: Published: Jan 17, 1984. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed personnel and administrative changes at the Muskogee and Anadarko, Oklahoma, area offices of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to evaluate the status of the offices' consolidation.In response to budget reductions and a desire for more efficient area office administration, most of the administrative responsibilities were consolidated at Anadarko...