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Disadvantaged Business Enterprises: Critical Information Is Needed to Understand Program Impact
GAO-01-586: Published: Jun 1, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 2001.
The Department of Transportation's (DOT) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program seeks to remedy the effects of current and past discrimination against small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged persons and to foster equal opportunity in transportation contracting. This report provides information on (1) important changes made to the program since 1999...
Financial Management: Status of Financial Management Issues at the Small Business Administration
AIMD-00-263: Published: Aug 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Small Business Administration's (SBA) financial management issues, focusing on: (1) useful information Congress can obtain from SBA's fiscal year (FY) 1999 financial statements; (2) the major internal control deficiencies in SBA's FY 1999 financial statement audit and the major causes and implications; and (3) ramifications of SBA...
Observations on the Small Business Administration's Fiscal Year 1999 Performance Report and Fiscal Year 2001 Performance Plan
RCED-00-207R: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Small Business Administration's (SBA) fiscal year (FY) 1999 performance reports and FY 2001 performance plan required by the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA).GAO noted that: (1) overall, SBA's FY 1999 report showed mixed results in meeting the agency's goals for the three key outcomes; (2) SBA's FY 2001 plan discusses the 10 manage...
Small Business Administration: Information on the Women's Business Center Program
RCED-99-278R: Published: Sep 2, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 2, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Women's Business Center Program, focusing on: (1) a description of the women's business centers, including their funding status, their experiences in raising matching funds, the types of services offered in a women's business center's first and last year of grant funding, and the differences between parent...
Regulatory Flexibility Act: Implementation of the Small Business Advocacy Review Panel Requirements
T-GGD-98-75: Published: Mar 18, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1998.
GAO discussed the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act's (SBREFA) advocacy review panel provisions, focusing on: (1) whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) had applied the advocacy review panel requirements to all applicable rules that they proposed in the first year of the panel requirements; (2) whether the EPA...
Regulatory Reform: Implementation of the Small Business Advocacy Review Panel Requirements
GGD-98-36: Published: Mar 18, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) implementation of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act's (SBREFA) advocacy review panel requirements, focusing on: (1) whether EPA and OSHA had applied the advocacy review panel requirements to all rules that they proposed be...
Health Insurance Regulation: Varying State Requirements Affect Cost of Insurance
HEHS-96-161: Published: Aug 19, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the costs of state health insurance requirements, focusing on: (1) premium taxes on insured health plans; (2) mandated health benefits; (3) financial solvency standards; and (4) state health insurance reforms affecting small employers.GAO found that: (1) state health insurance regulation imposes requirements and costs on third-party...
Small Business: Monitoring of Subcontracting to Small Disadvantaged Businesses
RCED-95-271: Published: Sep 22, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the efforts of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the General Services Administration (GSA) in providing maximum subcontracting opportunities for small disadvantaged businesses.GAO found that the four agencies: (1) have established procedures to monitor c...
Small Business: Information on Eight Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Offices
RCED-95-137: Published: Apr 14, 1995. Publicly Released: May 15, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) at eight federal agencies, focusing on: (1) whether OSDBU directors report to the required agency official and, if not, the rationale for the deviation; and (2) OSDBU activities to assist small and disadvantaged businesses (SDB) in obtaining federal contracts.GAO found that: (1) exc...
Small Business: Losses on Individual SBA Loan Programs Are Not Fully Disclosed
RCED-92-90: Published: Apr 17, 1992. Publicly Released: May 19, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) provided information on how the Small Business Administration (SBA) accounts for acquired collateral in reporting 7(a) Loan Program losses; and (2) reviewed whether SBA assigns proper value to collateral from defaulted loans when making acquisition decisions.GAO found that: (1) SBA does not include actual gains or losses on acquired collateral and cost...