Advisory committees (1 - 10 of 28 items)
Federal Workforce: Opportunities Exist to Improve Data on Selected Groups of Special Government Employees
GAO-16-548: Published: Jul 15, 2016. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 2016.
Federal agencies made limited use of special government employees (SGE) not serving on federal boards. As of December 2014, approximately 3 percent of SGEs (1,138 of 40,424) were working as experts or consultants and not serving on federal boards, according to the Office of Government Ethics (OGE). Over a 10-year period (2005 to 2014), GAO found that agencies used an annual average of approximatel...
Fair Labor Standards Act: The Department of Labor Should Adopt a More Systematic Approach to Developing Its Guidance
GAO-14-69: Published: Dec 18, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 2014.
Substantial increases occurred over the last decade in the number of civil lawsuits filed in federal district court alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended (FLSA). Federal courts in most states experienced increases in the number of FLSA lawsuits filed and the percentage of total civil lawsuits filed that were FLSA cases, but large increases were concentrated in a f...
Native American Veterans: DOL Needs a Clear Plan to Improve Employment and Training Services on Tribal Lands
GAO-13-664: Published: Sep 26, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 2013.
The Department of Labor (DOL) is in the early stages of implementing several of the 2010 report's recommendations, but implementation of the remaining recommendations has not occurred. The agency has begun to take steps to respond to three of the report's six recommendations: improve interagency collaboration, create an advisory subcommittee for Native American veterans, and conduct a needs assess...
Scientific Integrity: EPA's Efforts to Enhance the Credibility and Transparency of Its Scientific Processes
GAO-09-773T: Published: Jun 9, 2009. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 2009.
The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ability to effectively implement its mission of protecting public health and the environment relies largely on the integrity and transparency of (1) its assessments of the potential human health effects of exposure to chemicals and (2) its federal advisory committees, which are to provide independent, expert reviews of EPA's scientific work, among other...
[Application of Anti-Lobbying Restrictions to HUD Report Losing Ground]
B-284226.2: Published: Aug 17, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 2000.
GAO determined whether certain anti-lobbying restrictions applied to the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) publication of "Losing Ground: The Impact of Proposed HUD Budget Cuts on America's Communities." GAO held that after careful consideration and analysis, neither the Losing Ground report itself, nor the Secretary in issuing it, violated applicable anti-lobbying laws...
National Gambling Impact Study Commission: Selected Operational Practices
GGD-99-46: Published: Apr 16, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected operational practices of the National Gambling Impact Study Commission (NGISC), focusing on: (1) whether NGISC is subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and, if so, whether NGISC followed FACA with respect to three specific meetings; (2) what contracting procedures were used in NGISC's award of three major contracts; (3) why...
Federally Funded R&D Centers: Observations on DOD Actions To Improve Management
T-NSIAD-96-117: Published: Mar 5, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1996.
GAO discussed the Department of Defense's (DOD) efforts to improve the management of its federally funded research and development centers (FFRDC), focusing on the: (1) guidelines to ensure that management fees paid to FFRDC are justified; (2) core work appropriate for FFRDC; (3) criteria for the acceptance of work outside of the core by FFRDC parent corporations; and (4) establishment of an indep...
Health Care Task Force
GGD-96-45R: Published: Nov 9, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on government-wide costs related to the President's Task Force on Health Care Reform. GAO noted that: (1) 10 agencies were involved in Task Force's activities, at a total cost of about $13.8 million between January 1993 and January 1995; (2) the Small Business Administration (SBA) may have had some involvement in Task Force-related acti...
[Conversion of Intermittent Employment Status to Temporary Part-Time for Annuitant Serving on NRC Advisory Committee]
B-251181: Published: Jan 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 22, 1993.
No summary is currently available...
Mid-Level Employees Council: Summary of 1990 and 1991 Activities
147590: Apr 1, 1992
The GAO Mid-Level Employees Council presented its annual report for fiscal years (FY) 1990 and 1991. The council addressed a number of issues during both years, including: (1) the GAO pay-for-performance system, quality management quality, and labor relations; (2) GAO monitoring actions consisting of changes to the performance system, diversity, age data, a personnel board oversight study, team aw...