Program management (81 - 90 of 102 items)
GAO's Review of the Federal Aviation Airport Grant-in-Aid Program
105031: Jan 24, 1978
An ongoing review has been conducted of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) airport grant-in aid program which provides funds for the planning and development of airports. Under this program public airports are eligible for matching Federal grants for a wide variety of projects to improve their safety and capacity. Part of the review has included preliminary results of a questionnaire sent...
Improvements Needed in the Corps of Engineers' Regulatory Program for Protecting the Nation's Waters
CED-78-17: Published: Dec 23, 1977. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1977.
The Army Corps of Engineers has a broad mandate to protect and conserve the nation's waters by approving only those activities such as dredging, filling, and construction that are in the public interest. While some elements of local discretion are necessary in a program of this nature, inconsistencies and variances between the operations of the Corps' districts have been of such magnitude as to ha...
Coordination of the Three Adjustment Assistance Programs with Selected Comments on H.R. 8442
ID-78-5: Published: Dec 6, 1977. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 1977.
The Trade Act of 1974 created a committee to coordinate trade adjustment assistance programs for workers, firms, and communities and to promote efficient and effective delivery of adjustment assistance benefits.The coordinating committee has accomplished little to meet its goals; its major accomplishment has been to have the International Trade Commission share certain confidential information wit...
Changes Needed in Procedures for Setting Freight-Car Rental Rates
CED-77-138: Published: Nov 11, 1977. Publicly Released: Nov 11, 1977.
When one railroad uses another railroad's freight car, it pays a per-diem rental rate. The Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) establishes the criteria and procedures for determining per-diem rates. The per-diem rate reimburses freight-car owners for the costs of owning a freight car and for a fair return on investment. Although this should ideally allow an adequate supply of freight cars to move...
Why the Federal Airline Subsidy Program Needs Revision
CED-77-114: Published: Aug 19, 1977. Publicly Released: Aug 19, 1977.
The Civil Aeronautics Board's (CAB) subsidy program, which annually pays airlines about $60 million to serve small communities, needs complete revision. The program is directed at sustaining local service airlines rather than providing necessary air service to small communities which cannot support air service without federal subsidy.The current program finances losses that airlines incur in servi...
Federally Assisted Construction Projects Subject to Davis-Bacon Act
102541: Jun 24, 1977
A review of the construction of Battle-Whitney Park and related street improvements in White Plains, New York, under the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community Development Program revealed serious Davis-Bacon Act violations and poor labor standards enforcement. The Davis-Bacon Act provides that workers on Federally-assisted construction projects be paid minimum wages and fri...
The Summer Feeding Program: How to Feed the Children and Stop Program Abuses
CED-77-59: Published: Apr 15, 1977. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1977.
Various aspects of the summer food service program for children were reviewed in light of alleged abuses during program operations in major urban areas. Causes of abuses that had been detected by other groups, including the Departments of Agriculture and Justice, were investigated. The review was conducted at the Food and Nutrition Service headquarters in Washington, D.C., and at the regional offi...
Weaknesses in the Financial Controls of the National Flood Insurance Program
CED-77-47: Published: Mar 21, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1977.
There are numerous weaknesses in the ability of the National Flood Insurers Association (NFIA) to generate accurate financial data on its operations relating to the National Flood Insurance Program.These weaknesses could adversely affect the government's ability to: (1) determine reasonable amounts payable to NFIA under the program; (2) determine flood insurance premium rates; (3) prepare financia...
Factors that Impede Progress in Implementing the Health Maintenance Organization Act of 1973
HRD-76-128: Published: Sep 3, 1976. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 1976.
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