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Preliminary Results of Work on FAA Facility Conditions and Workplace Safety
GAO-13-509R: Published: May 9, 2013. Publicly Released: May 9, 2013.
In brief:Our preliminary analyses indicates that as of February 2013 FAA staffed facilities are generally in fair to good condition based on their Facility Condition Indices (FCI); however, we found that (1) there is not one reliable source with information on the condition of FAAs entire staffed facility portfolio and (2) the methods to determine facility condition vary so that information...
Information on Former High-Ranking Coast Guard Officials' Employment with Major Contractors
GAO-13-153R: Published: Dec 20, 2012. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 2012.
A total of 22 of the 39 former high-ranking officials (admiral-level and SES officials) who separated from the Coast Guard from 2006 through 2010 were compensated at some point from 2006 through 2011 by contractors that received obligations from the Coast Guard in calendar year 2011. We found that 12 of these former officials were compensated in calendar year 2011 by major Coast Guard contractors-...
Coast Guard: Communication of Post-Government Employment Restriction Can Be Strengthened
GAO-12-174: Published: Dec 15, 2011. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 2011.
Of the 40 former high-ranking Coast Guard officials (Admirals or Senior Executive Service members) who separated from the Coast Guard from 2005 through 2009, 22 have been compensated by Coast Guard contractors. Twelve of these officials were compensated in 2010 by major Coast Guard contractorscontractors that received at least $10 million in Coast Guard contracts in 2010. One of the 12 offic...
Nuclear and Worker Safety: Limited Information Exists on Costs and Reasons for Work Stoppages at DOE's Hanford Site
GAO-09-451: Published: May 7, 2009. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 2009.
The Department of Energy's (DOE) Hanford Site in Washington State stores 56 million gallons of untreated radioactive and hazardous wastes resulting from decades of nuclear weapons production. DOE is constructing facilities at the site to treat these wastes before permanent disposal. As part of meeting health, safety, and other standards, work at the site has sometimes been suspended to address saf...
Reexamining Regulations: Opportunities Exist to Improve Effectiveness and Transparency of Retrospective Reviews
GAO-07-791: Published: Jul 16, 2007. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 2007.
Congress and presidents require agencies to review existing regulations to determine whether they should be retained, amended, or rescinded, among other things. GAO was asked to report the following for agency reviews: (1) numbers and types completed from 2001 through 2006; (2) processes and standards that guided planning, conducting, and reporting; (3) outcomes; and (4) factors that helped or imp...
NNSA Management: Progress in the Implementation of Title 32
GAO-02-93R: Published: Dec 12, 2001. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 2001.
GAO reviewed the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) progress in implementing key components of Title 32 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000 including NNSA's reorganization efforts; integrated planning, programming, and budgeting improvements; use of its excepted service personnel authority; and efforts to improve its procurement practices. GAO found that a...
Trade Adjustment Assistance: Opportunities to Improve the Community Adjustment and Investment Program
NSIAD-00-229: Published: Sep 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Community Adjustment and Investment Program (CAIP), focusing on: (1) how the program has been structured; (2) how program eligibility criteria and outreach efforts have been implemented; and (3) the results of efforts to provide assistance to eligible counties.GAO noted that: (1) the Community Adjustment and Investment Program's...
Consumer Price Index: Impact of Commodity Analysts' Decisionmaking Needs to Be Assessed
GGD-99-84: Published: Jun 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) decisions to substitute one product for another in its computation of the Consumer Price Index (CPI), focusing on: (1) how commodity analysts decide whether to make adjustments to the CPI; (2) the adjustment methods they use; and (3) how supervisors of commodity analysts review the analysts' decisions.GAO noted...
Federal Affirmative Action: Better EEOC Guidance and Agency Analysis of Underrepresentation Needed
GGD-91-86: Published: May 10, 1991. Publicly Released: May 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the federal affirmative employment program, focusing on: (1) the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) major workforce data requirements for agency multiyear affirmative employment plans; and (2) agency compliance with requirements.GAO found that: (1) 27 of 35 agencies, employing 98 percent of the federal workforce, complied with the EEO...
Security Investigations: State Department Employee Investigation Practices Can Be Improved
NSIAD-89-21: Published: Nov 7, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's procedures for conducting security investigations of its foreign service and civilian personnel.GAO found that State: (1) generally conducted its preemployment background investigations according to established requirements and procedures; (2) did not complete two-thirds of its investigations within 90 days, but average...