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Lead-Based Paint Poisoning: Children Not Fully Protected When Federal Agencies Sell Homes to Public
RCED-93-38: Published: Apr 5, 1993. Publicly Released: May 7, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) have complied with the Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act.GAO found that: (1) HUD regulations for federally-owned properties are limited in identifying and eliminating lead-based paint poisoning hazards; (2) HUD...
Communications Within FmHA
RCED-93-120R: Published: Mar 24, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed communications between the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) national office and FmHA field offices. GAO noted that: (1) FmHA uses data from operating reports to produce budget and cost projections, but the data collected are not accurate; (2) 30 percent of FmHA county offices had inaccurate operating reports; (3) 27 of 46 FmHA state offices bel...
Foreign Disaster Assistance: AID Has Been Responsive but Improvements Can Be Made
NSIAD-93-21: Published: Oct 26, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1992.
GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Agency for International Development's (AID) Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA).GAO found that: (1) OFDA is viewed as responsive and effective by officials from relief agencies, the United Nations, and other donors; (2) its lack of a work-force plan hindered OFDA effectiveness; (3) OFDA operates under a number of constraints that impede disaster...
HUD Reforms: Progress Made Since the HUD Scandals but Much Work Remains
RCED-92-46: Published: Jan 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) actions to address widespread fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement, focusing on progress HUD had made as of December 1991 in correcting four departmentwide deficiencies in management systems, internal controls, organizational structure, and staffing problems in fourteen individual programs pr...
State Department: Management Weaknesses in the Security Construction Program
NSIAD-92-2: Published: Nov 29, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 7, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the factors that have contributed to the delays and cost increases in the Diplomatic Security Construction Program, focusing on the: (1) extent of the delays and cost increases and the reasons for them; and (2) adequacy of the State Department's management of the program.GAO found that: (1) although State reorganized its Office of Foreign Buildings...
EPA's Penalties May Not Recover Economic Benefits Gained by Violators
T-RCED-91-69: Published: Jun 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1991.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) penalty policies and practices. GAO found that: (1) despite an EPA commitment to inflict penalties on violators and recent increases in total penalties, penalty amounts showed little relationship to the economic benefit of the violations; (2) the lack of documentation in 65 percent of the cases reviewed made it difficult to determine the ac...
Disaster Assistance: Federal, State, and Local Responses to Natural Disasters Need Improvement
RCED-91-43: Published: Mar 6, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) performance in responding to Hurricane Hugo and the Loma Prieta earthquake in September and October 1989, focusing on state and local governments' and voluntary relief agencies' activities for California, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.GAO found that: (1) pre...
Coast Guard Acquisitions: Formal Criteria Needed to Ensure Project Manager Qualifications
RCED-90-178: Published: Jun 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1990.
GAO assessed the Coast Guard's actions to increase the qualifications and tenure of acquisitions personnel.GAO found that: (1) since 1985, the Coast Guard has taken steps to improve its managers' experience and training, but did not ensure that its project managers had the necessary skills to successfully manage major acquisitions; (2) in 1986, the Coast Guard established a panel to select project...
Homelessness: Status of the Surplus Property Program, the Interagency Council on the Homeless, and FEMA's EFS Program
T-RCED-90-98: Published: Jul 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1990.
GAO discussed the: (1) use of federal property for the homeless; (2) activities of the Interagency Council on the Homeless; and (3) Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Emergency Food and Shelter Program. GAO found that: (1) from January to June 1990, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reviewed approximately 7,700 properties for potential use by the homeless and found th...
Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation: Secondary Market Development and Risk Implications
RCED-90-118: Published: May 4, 1990. Publicly Released: May 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the development and implementation of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (FAMC), a new secondary market for agricultural real estate and rural housing loans.GAO found that: (1) secondary markets buy and sell mortgage loans or mortgage-backed securities, creating liquidity and allowing lenders to make additional loans or re...