Cost control (21 - 30 of 38 items)
122637: Oct 4, 1983
A statement was made on the challenge facing Federal policymakers in balancing fiscal responsibility and the needs of the people in the area of entitlement programs. These programs make up almost half of the Federal budget. Entitlement programs are either financed from Federal trust funds or paid out of the general revenues. Those paid out of the general revenues are income redistribution programs...
AFDC Recipients Who Are Terminated for Not Submitting a Monthly Eligibility Report May Be Receiving Undetected Overpayments
HRD-83-70: Published: Jul 20, 1983. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1983.
GAO reviewed compliance with the intent and specific provisions of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 as it applies to the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program.Title XXIII of the act contains provisions to retarget scarce financial resources by limiting AFDC eligibility and benefits to the truly needy, achieve cost savings through more efficient program administration,...
The President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control
119449: Sep 15, 1982
In response to a congressional request, GAO obtained certain information on the President's Private Sector Survey on Cost Control which was established by executive order to conduct indepth reviews to find ways to improve management and reduce costs in the Federal Government. GAO was asked to collect information about the backgrounds and responsibilities of all participants, the legal authority fo...
Views on S. 2171
B-206888: Published: Apr 13, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1982.
Legislation has been proposed which would stimulate the development and rehabilitation of affordable multifamily rental housing. The purpose of the bill is to: (1) increase the Nation's stock of rental and cooperative housing; and (2) reduce housing costs by encouraging the construction and rehabilitation of multifamily rental housing projects and cooperative housing projects for families and indi...
U.S. General Accounting Office: Staff Views on the President's Fiscal Year 1983 Budget Proposals
OPP-82-1: Published: Mar 5, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1982.
GAO provided its views on the President's fiscal year 1983 budget-targeted areas and other budget-reduction proposals.The areas which GAO commented upon included the new federalism and entitlement reform budget proposals pertaining to: health block grants, housing assistance, welfare administration, food stamps, and disability insurance and retirement programs. Discretionary spending budget propos...
Analysis of Four States' Administration of the AFDC Program: Management Improving but More Needs To Be Done
HRD-82-20: Published: Feb 22, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1982.
GAO was asked to evaluate the Aid to Families With Dependent Children (AFDC) program management in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, and New York in terms of differences in management practices, agency organization, and employee accountability as they related to administrative costs and the level of erroneous payments.Each State is required to have an AFDC operational plan which is deemed to be...
Travel Management Within Federal Government
116005: Jul 30, 1981
Travel, essential to the effective administration of Government programs, has been widely perceived as an area of waste and inefficiency. GAO believes that Federal managers have focused too much attention on the accuracy of travel reimbursements after trips are made and not enough on reviewing the need for the trips. Agency officials do not always require managers to comply with Federal travel pol...
The Use of Obsolescent Computers Involves Unnecessary Costs and Problems
115900: Jul 23, 1981
Implementing modern computer technology can help the government achieve the objectives of reducing the size and cost of government and improving productivity. GAO undertook a study to determine if the federal computer inventory is outmoded, how this situation arose, and how to prevent it from recurring. It was found that over half of the medium- and large-scale computers used by the government are...
Views on Senate Bills 45 and 807
115069: Apr 22, 1981
Both Senate bill 45 and Senate bill 807 would achieve significant and much needed reform in our intergovernmental system. The narrow boundaries of Federal categorical programs and the mandates accompanying them have placed major strains on the accountablity and administrative capacities of the Federal, State, and local levels of government. Congressional passage of a grant reform bill is urgently...
Alternatives for Modifying the Indexation of Federal Programs
114659: Mar 10, 1981
Some means of limiting the present indexing system is absolutely essential. Explicitly indexed programs now account for about 30 percent of the budget. To exclude from consideration the issue of indexation would unnecessarily limit the options available to Congress as it seeks ways to constrain the budget. In the fight against inflation, to continue to insulate those recieving indexed benefits wou...