Internal controls (21 - 30 of 30 items)
Trends in the Number of Strikes and Use of Permanent Strike Replacements in the 1980s
T-HRD-90-41: Published: Jun 13, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1990.
GAO discussed the practice of hiring permanent employees to replace striking workers, based on data it obtained from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and on information it obtained through interviews with employers and union representatives. GAO noted that: (1) the number of strikes in the United States from 1980 through 1989 annually averaged 1,250, about half the annual average num...
Proposed Legislation to Establish a 4-Year Term for the Position of Administrator of General Services
T-GGD-90-11: Published: Nov 9, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1989.
GAO discussed the General Services Administration's (GSA) management capabilities. GAO found that four deficiencies in GSA management posed significant obstacles to its effective management control, including: (1) ineffective leadership because of frequent turnover in political leadership, lack of career executive involvement in the planning process, and lack of attention to developing senior exec...
Interagency Agreements: Fiscal Year 1988 Agreements at Selected Agencies Were Proper
AFMD-88-72: Published: Sep 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed interagency transfers of appropriated funds to determine if the agencies' use of funds was consistent with the original purposes of the appropriations.GAO found that: (1) the 8 agencies it reviewed entered into 234 agreements to transfer fiscal year 1988 appropriated funds in exchange for goods or services such as health services, communications an...
Improving the Management of the Federal Government
125264: Sep 19, 1984
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed current government management improvement efforts and past management reforms, and it focused on two key management areas: human resources and management support systems. The administration has devoted substantial energies to improve management by various means and has recently broadened its efforts to by initiating a long-range program aimed at i...
Agency Administrative Systems Need Attention
FPCD-83-15: Published: Dec 22, 1982. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 1982.
GAO reviewed administrative grievance systems at selected federal agencies.GAO found shortcomings which lessen the effectiveness of the grievance procedures, including: (1) untimely processing of grievances by agencies, and (2) lack of a formal systematic method to determine how well the systems operate. Although the departments and agencies have established time limits to provide orderly processi...
Bar Code Technology: A Means To Improve Operational Efficiency And Internal Control
D06802: May 3, 1982
During the course of GAO's recent work on property accounting systems, GAO became aware of a trend among Federal agencies to utilize electronically readable markings, primarily bar codes, and reading devices for identification and control of property. Because of their apparent potential for improving productivity and strengthening internal control, GAO expanded their review in this area. GAO found...
White Collar Crime in Government--How We Are Combating It
113589: May 19, 1980
The extent of fraud against the Federal Government is not known since it is often hidden within apparently legitimate undertakings and can go undetected and unreported. Opportunities for fraud, however, are tremendous when one considers the number of Federal programs, the large number of people involved in spending and controlling the monies, and the size of the annual budget. The large portion of...
GAO Efforts Related to Fraud, Abuse, and Mismanagement in Federal Programs
111768: May 23, 1979
No one knows the magnitude of fraud and abuse against the Government. It is hidden within legitimate undertakings, and usually goes unreported and undetected. Current efforts in combating fraud are aimed at ascertaining whether Federal agencies have instituted effective policies and procedures for combating fraud that might exist in their programs. While stronger internal audit, inspection, and cr...
Review of Civilian Pay and Allowances--Defense Activities--For the Period January 1, 1969 to January 13, 1973
093871: Mar 28, 1973
No summary is currently available...