Financial accountability (1 - 10 of 10 items)
International Labor Grants: DOL's Use of Financial and Performance Monitoring Tools Needs to Be Strengthened
GAO-14-832: Published: Sep 24, 2014. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 2014.
The Department of Labor's (DOL) Bureau of International Labor Affairs' (ILAB) child labor office and trade and labor office both have guidance for the financial monitoring of grants, but could improve their financial oversight. For example, we found that project managers completed their acceptance or rejection of about 20 percent of quarterly financial reports more than 90 days after receipt from...
National Mediation Board: Strengthening Planning and Controls Could Better Facilitate Rail and Air Labor Relations
GAO-14-5: Published: Dec 3, 2013. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 2013.
The National Mediation Board (NMB) recently updated its strategic plan but is not meeting some federal strategic planning and performance measurement requirements. NMB missed deadlines for updating its strategic plan and lacks performance measures to assess its progress in meeting its goals, even though an agency's strategic plan should form the basis for everything an agency does.NMB also lacks s...
Trade Adjustment Assistance: USDA Has Enhanced Technical Assistance for Farmers and Fishermen, but Steps Are Needed to Better Evaluate Program Effectiveness
GAO-12-731: Published: Jul 12, 2012. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 2012.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) certified relatively few commodities under its Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Farmers program, as reauthorized by the Trade and Globalization Adjustment Assistance Act of 2009, but provided assistance to most individual farmers and fishermen who produced certified commodities and applied for assistance. Specifically, USDA certified 5 of the 18 commo...
Defined Contribution Plans: Approaches in Other Countries Offer Beneficial Strategies in Several Areas
GAO-12-328: Published: Mar 22, 2012. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 2012.
In overseeing DC plans and service providers, regulatory agencies in the countries GAO reviewed use risk-based approaches to target practices deemed most likely to harm participants and to develop preventative measures. While the role of service providers varies, DC plans and service providers in the 4 countries GAO reviewed are overseen by multiple agenciesprimarily a pensions regulator and...
National Laboratories: DOE Needs to Assess the Impact of Using Performance-Based Contracts
RCED-99-141: Published: May 7, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) progress in implementing performance-based contracting at its national laboratories, focusing on: (1) the status of performance-based contracting in DOE's national laboratory contracts; and (2) DOE's efforts to determine the impact of performance-based contracting.GAO noted that: (1) DOE's use of performance-based c...
Management Review of The Library of Congress: Final Report, Volume 1
156761: May 7, 1996
This management review of the Library of Congress includes information on the Library's historical background and mission, management and operational processes, organizational structure, potential to increase revenue opportunities, infrastructure and facilities, security, technology usage, labor relations, competitive selection process, personnel management, human resources management, services de...
Improvements Can Be Made in the Fiscal Management of CETA
HRD-82-53: Published: Apr 8, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1982.
GAO reviewed the fiscal management practices and procedures at 8 Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) prime sponsors and 23 subgrantees in 4 Department of Labor regions.GAO found that Federal interest costs could be reduced by better management of CETA cash held by prime sponsors and subgrantees. Four of the eight prime sponsors which GAO examined held excess cash and seven of the eigh...
The Navy's Shore Requirements, Standards, and Manpower Planning System (Shorstamps)--Does the Navy Really Want It?
FPCD-80-29: Published: Feb 7, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1980.
Congressional committees have criticized the Navy for its lack of an acceptable manpower planning program for shore establishments which use over half the Navy's personnel. The Navy recognized the need for such a program in 1972, and began work on a new system called SHORSTAMPS (Shore Requirements, Standards, and Manpower Planning System). SHORSTAMPS is a comprehensive functional approach for dete...
Need for Better Accountability for Cost of Offsite Radiological Monitoring Service
EMD-77-69: Published: Sep 27, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1977.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a cost-reimbursable agreement with the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) under which EPA Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory-Las Vegas (EMSL) conducts offsite radiological monitoring of ERDA Nevada Test Site and is reimbursed by ERDA for providing those services. ERDA responsibilities under the agreement will be transfer...
Need To Strengthen Control Over Incoming United States AID Cargoes In Vietnam
B-159451: Published: May 15, 1968. Publicly Released: May 15, 1968.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the security and accountability controls over the hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of economic assistance program commodities arriving in Vietnam yearly, focusing on the: (1) extent of commodity losses resulting from diversions or other causes; (2) status of the backlog of commodities stored in and around the various port...