Program management (11 - 20 of 23 items)
Status of the Department of State's Security Enhancement Program
NSIAD-84-163: Published: Sep 14, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO updated an earlier report concerning the Department of State's Security Enhancement Program (SEP) to determine whether: (1) the program deficiencies previously identified have been corrected; and (2) further program deficiencies have developed which need to be corrected.GAO found that the 1985 Department of Defense (DOD) budget request contains $25 million...
Department of Health and Human Services Should Improve Policies and Practices on Grant-Related Income
GGD-84-20: Published: Feb 10, 1984. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 1984.
GAO reviewed federal agencies' and grantees' practices and policies for reporting and disposing of federal grant-related income.GAO found that a number of federal agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), have not established regulations conforming to the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) grant-related income standards or were not adequately implementing their gr...
Centers for Disease Control Should Discontinue Certain Diagnostic Tests and Charge for Others
HRD-83-37: Published: Apr 6, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) laboratory diagnostic testing services program.A diagnostic analysis of sample specimen records showed that, although the CDC diagnostic testing service is supposed to be a final resort for testing specimens, 46 percent of the diagnostic specimens tested at CDC during fiscal year (FY) 1981 were not tested...
Obstacles Hamper the Office of Personnel Management's Evaluation of the Implementation of the 1978 Civil Service Reform Act
FPCD-81-69: Published: Sep 14, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1981.
GAO completed a limited review of the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) 5-year strategy for evaluating the implementation and impact of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978. GAO identified problems which it believes could hamper the collection of data needed to evaluate the Act.GAO identified the following management and technical weaknesses which it believes warrant careful consideration by...
The Revenue Sharing Act's 1976 Amendments: Little Effect on Improving Administration and Enforcement of Nondiscrimination Provisions
GGD-81-9: Published: Dec 10, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 10, 1980.
Previously reported problems identified in the Office of Revenue Sharing's (ORS) administration of the Revenue Sharing Act's nondiscrimination provisions continue to exist despite enactment of the 1976 amendments.GAO found that: (1) case processing time continues to be lengthy; (2) the case backlog is steadily increasing; (3) compliance agreements are not adequately monitored; (4) self-initiated c...
Government Earns Low Marks on Proper Use of Consultants
FPCD-80-48: Published: Jun 5, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 1980.
Over the past 20 years, GAO has issued more than 20 audit reports identifying the need for practically every major federal agency to manage its consulting services better. However, many of the same problems still exist. The proper use of consulting services is a normal, legitimate way to improve government services and operations, and agencies must continue to have the option to use them where app...
GAO Efforts Related to Fraud, Abuse, and Mismanagement in Federal Programs
094367: May 23, 1979
No summary is currently available...
Special Task Force for the Prevention of Fraud and Abuse
107986: Dec 4, 1978
The Government's financial assistance programs are vulnerable targets of fraud and related white-collar crimes. The identification of the extent, nature, and frequency of these illegal acts, together with strong internal controls and effective audit coverage, is essential, but several agencies reviewed were not doing enough to identify fraud. No one knows the magnitude of fraud against the Governm...
Cost of Spinal Cord Injuries in the United States and Progress in Spinal Cord Regeneration
HRD-78-10: Published: Oct 14, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1977.
A study was conducted of spinal cord injury costs in the United States and current research efforts involving spinal cord regeneration. The consequences of a spinal cord injury range from partial paralysis to death. A victim who survives incurs lifetime medical costs that can range between $44,000 to $115,000 depending on the extent of the injury, not to mention the lost earnings and other injury...
Most Agency Programs for Employees with Alcohol-Related Problems Still Ineffective
HRD-77-75: Published: Sep 7, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 1977.
In order to provide a comprehensive federal program for prevention and treatment of alcohol abuse, legislation was enacted and, in July 1971, guidelines were issued requiring agencies and departments to develop programs to help employees with alcohol-related problems.Although officials interviewed differed in views of the extent of the problem of alcohol abuse, there was general agreement that it...