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Transit Grants: Need for Improved Predictability, Data, and Monitoring in Application Processing
RCED-00-260: Published: Aug 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) administration of transit grants, focusing on: (1) the timeliness and consistency of FTA's processing of grant applications; (2) the number of applications for labor protection certifications for which the Department of Labor's (DOL) processing time extended beyond 60 days and the factors contributing to a...
Credit Reform: Improving Rural Development's Credit Program Cost Estimates
AIMD-00-286R: Published: Aug 22, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 22, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development (RD) mission area's progress in improving its credit program cost estimates.GAO noted that: (1) the task force has made some progress in addressing the deficiencies related to reasonably estimating the cost of RD's credit programs; (2) progress made since GAO's last briefing...
Rural Development: Rural Business-Cooperative Service Business Loan Losses
RCED-99-249: Published: Aug 25, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the reasons for the losses being incurred by the Guaranteed Business and Industry Loan Program, focusing on the Rural Business-Cooperative Service's experience with business and industry guaranteed loans made during fiscal year (FY) 1994 through FY 1998 on which the Service paid losses.GAO noted that: (1) the level of losses associat...
Department of Energy Workforce Reduction: Community Assistance Can Be Better Targeted
RCED-99-135: Published: May 7, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) community assistance program for minimizing the impact of downsizing its contractor workforce, focusing on: (1) how much funding DOE had committed to spend and spent in support of its worker and community assistance program for fiscal years (FY) 1994 through 1998; (2) who received benefits during FY 1997 and FY 19...
National Laboratories: DOE Needs to Assess the Impact of Using Performance-Based Contracts
RCED-99-141: Published: May 7, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) progress in implementing performance-based contracting at its national laboratories, focusing on: (1) the status of performance-based contracting in DOE's national laboratory contracts; and (2) DOE's efforts to determine the impact of performance-based contracting.GAO noted that: (1) DOE's use of performance-based c...
Housing and Urban Development: Use and Oversight of the Economic Development Loan Fund
RCED-97-195: Published: Aug 20, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 27, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined how changes to the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Economic Development Loan Fund have affected the program, focusing on: (1) the extent to which communities are using the loan fund; (2) factors affecting communities' willingness to use the fund; (3) the types of projects being financed with loan proceeds; and (4) HUD's procedur...
Community Development: Status of Urban Empowerment Zones
RCED-97-21: Published: Dec 20, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Empowerment Zone and Enterprise Community (EZ/EC) Program, focusing on the: (1) status of the program's implementation in the urban EZs, including the extent to which public housing officials and residents have been involved; (2) factors that participants believe have either helped or hindered...
DOE's Three Restricted Reserves of Unobligated Funds
RCED-96-208R: Published: Aug 8, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1996.
GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) three restricted reserves of unobligated funds. GAO noted that: (1) DOE established the reserves to respond to unforeseen departmental funding requirements; (2) these reserves include the Prior-Year Deobligation Reserve, the Prior-Year Cost Adjustment Reserve, and the Project Overrun Reserve; (3) the reserves are composed of deobligated funds that no l...
Health and Safety: DOE's Epidemiological Data Base Has Limited Value for Research
RCED-95-126: Published: Jun 6, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) epidemiological database, focusing on: (1) whether the database functions as a comprehensive repository of epidemiological data about DOE workers and the communities surrounding DOE facilities; (2) whether the system is accessible to outside researchers; and (3) DOE future plans for the system.GAO found that: (1) th...
Tongass Timber Reform Act: Implementation of the Act's Contract Modification Requirements
RCED-95-2: Published: Jan 31, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Forest Service's implementation of certain unilateral modifications to long-term contracts in Alaska and other requirements of the Tongass Timber Reform Act, focusing on whether: (1) road credits are used consistently between long-term contracts and short-term contracts; (2) buffers of standing timber have been left along designated streams as...