Federal agencies (81 - 90 of 286 items)
Terminating Federal Helium Refining
RCED-95-252R: Published: Aug 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the possible consequences of proposed legislation to end the Bureau of Mines' production and sale of refined helium. GAO noted that: (1) the Bureau estimates that production and sale of refined helium could cease within 6 months after legislation is passed and that other related actions could be completed within 2 years if no conting...
Downsizing and Space
GGD-95-51R: Published: Jul 14, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal government efforts to identify and manage federal office space that may be underutilized after agencies downsize. GAO noted that: (1) although it is still early in the downsizing process, the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) have taken steps to reduce the amount of underutili...
Government Restructuring: Identifying Potential Duplication in Federal Missions and Approaches
T-AIMD-95-161: Published: Jun 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1995.
GAO discussed how the federal government addresses its various missions and the potential for government restructuring. GAO noted that: (1) most federal spending is driven by relatively few organizations and missions; (2) most federal departments and agencies address more than one mission area; (3) the monetary significance of a department to a mission area varies considerably; (4) the federal gov...
Inspector General Act: Activities of the Federal Entities
AIMD-95-152FS: Published: Jun 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided summary information on: (1) whether federal agencies identified by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in fiscal year (FY) 1994 reported their audit and investigative activity as required by the Inspector General Act; (2) the extent of audit and investigative activity reported by these agencies over the past 3 fiscal years; (3) the status of...
Agencies' Service to Non-English Speaking Customers
GGD-95-147R: Published: Apr 21, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed four agencies' services to nonEnglish speaking customers. GAO noted that: (1) there is no evidence that the agencies cannot meet the needs of their nonEnglish-speaking customers; (2) although there is a shortage of bilingual staff at certain agency offices, these agencies can obtain bilingual services from their communities as needed; (3) the Socia...
Downsizing at the U.S. General Accounting Office: Personnel Appeals Board
A05003: Jan 1, 1995
In 1995, Congress sent a legislative branch appropriations bill to the President that reduced the fiscal year 1996 budget of the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) by 15 percent. At the same time, Congress indicated that it would be calling for an additional 10 percent reduction in GAO's budget for fiscal year 1997. In order to accommodate those reductions, GAO determined that it would have to t...
Multiple Employment Training Programs: Basic Program Data Often Missing
T-HEHS-94-239: Published: Sep 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1994.
GAO discussed multiple employment training programs and the need to ensure that program administrators are accountable for program results. GAO noted that: (1) there are at least 154 programs administered by 14 federal departments and agencies that provide employment training assistance; (2) program administrators should monitor the effectiveness of their programs to maximize the federal investmen...
Federal Employment: How Government Jobs Are Viewed on Some College Campuses
GGD-94-181: Published: Sep 9, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1994.
GAO provided information on: (1) how college and university graduates view federal employment; and (2) federal efforts to improve federal recruitment, hiring, and job information dissemination activities.GAO found that: (1) most school officials believed that their graduates had little interest in federal employment due to the lack of job availability information, low starting salaries, a burdenso...
DOL-OIG Semiannual Reports
OSI-94-29R: Published: Aug 22, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 22, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed allegations that some statistics in the Department of Labor's Office of Inspector General (OIG) semiannual reports could be inaccurate and unreliable. GAO noted that: (1) the OIG reports did not accurately summarize the office's activities during the preceeding 6 months; (2) OIG had systematic problems in capturing and recording agency accomplishme...
Hispanics at EEOC's Houston Office
GGD-94-125R: Published: Apr 12, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed employment practices at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) Houston District Office, focusing on Hispanic employees. GAO noted that: (1) 26 percent of the office's 80 employees were Hispanic as of September 30, 1993; (2) 1 female and 3 male Hispanic employees held grade 13 or 14 positions; (3) the female Hispanic employee held a no...