Financial management (41 - 50 of 57 items)
Progress in Improving Program and Budget Information for Congressional Use
PAD-82-47: Published: Sep 1, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1982.
GAO reported on the progress and results of its continuing program to improve the fiscal, budgetary, and program-related information reported to Congress.The Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 was designed to create a framework within which Congress could set national budget priorities and establish appropriate levels of Federal revenues and expenditures. However, implementat...
Oversight Responsibility for Tennessee Valley Authority
118259: Apr 17, 1982
In a recent report, GAO reviewed the extent to which the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) Act gives Congress oversight responsibilities for the TVA power program and options which are available to improve oversight. Congress established and maintained the TVA Board of Directors as the single and final authority on many TVA power activities and decisions including those related to power planning, r...
HHS Moves To Improve Accuracy of AFDC Administrative Cost Allocation: Increased Oversight Needed
HRD-81-51: Published: May 18, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1981.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for ensuring that state cost-allocation plans, upon which federal financial participation in administrative costs for the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program are based, accurately reflect the federal reimbursable share of costs.The principle oversight agencies of HHS are not adequately reviewing, analyzing, and que...
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...
Certain Activities of the Economic Opportunity Commission of Nassau County, New York
HRD-81-23: Published: Dec 22, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 24, 1980.
GAO reviewed activities of the Economic Opportunity Commission and the Community Economic Development Corporation in Nassau County, New York. It was alleged that Emergency Energy Assistance Program (EEAP) funds were used for other purposes or were unaccounted for. The Commission commingled the funds with other Community Services Administration funds in the same bank account and made advances from...
Can Zero-Base Budgeting Be Successfully Applied to the Federal Budget Process?
094314: May 1, 1979
This document is an article written by the Controller of the General Accounting Office. It discusses the possible application of a Zero-Base budgeting system to the federal budget, and the merit of doing so. While Zero-Base Budgeting structures a mechanism designed to give top management the capability to logically make judgments as to the relative priorities of programs competing for limited fund...
Activities of the Economic Opportunities Development Corporation of San Antonio and Bexar County, Texas
HRD-78-106: Published: Apr 27, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1978.
Programs of the Economic Opportunities Development Corporation of San Antonio, Texas, need operating improvements, including more effective delivery of services, better compliance with program requirements, and the collection of sufficient data for reporting program accomplishments. The Alcoholic Rehabilitation Program benefited participants, but there was inadequate documentation related to group...
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...
GAO Budget Estimates for Fiscal Year 1977
091278: Feb 10, 1976
No summary is currently available...