Financial management (41 - 50 of 292 items)
Congressional Oversight: Opportunities to Address Risks, Reduce Costs, and Improve Performance
T-AIMD-00-96: Published: Feb 17, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the budget and oversight challenges facing the federal government, focusing on ways to: (1) address activities at risk of fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement; (2) improve the economy and efficiency of federal operations; (3) reassess what the federal government does; and (4) redefine the beneficiaries of federal government programs.GAO noted th...
Social Security Reform: Information on the Archer-Shaw Proposal
AIMD/HEHS-00-56: Published: Jan 19, 2000. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Archer-Shaw Social Security reform proposal, focusing on: (1) the extent to which the proposal achieves sustainable solvency and how it would affect the U.S. economy and the federal budget; (2) the balance struck between the twin goals of income adequacy (level and certainty of benefits) and individual equity (rates of return on...
Social Security: Actuarial Projections of the Trust Funds
AIMD-00-53R: Published: Jan 14, 2000. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) report on the actuarial projections for the trust funds of the Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance programs, focusing on whether the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Board of Trustees': (1) 1999 long-range intermediate actuarial projections--their best estimates--as presented in the Trustees' 1999 re...
Social Security: The President's Proposal
T-HEHS/AIMD-00-43: Published: Nov 9, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the President's proposal for Social Security financing, focusing on: (1) the extent to which the proposal achieves sustainable solvency and how the proposal would affect the economy and the federal budget; (2) whether the proposal balances individual equity and income adequacy; and (3) how readily changes could be implemented, administered, and ex...
Core Competencies: Budget Analysts in the Federal Government
JFMIP-ET-99-14: Published: Nov 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1999.
GAO provided information on establishing core competencies for budget analysts who work in the federal government. This document identifies and sorts the competencies necessary for budget analysts' work into the following categories: (1) budgeting concepts and process; (2) budget presentation and justification; and (3) general...
JFMIP News: A Newsletter for Government Financial Managers, Fall 1999, Vol. 11, No. 3
SP-00-4: Published: Sep 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1999.
GAO provided information on the Joint Financial Management Improvement Program's current financial management initiatives, activities, and practices...
Core Competencies: Accountants in the Federal Government
JFMIP-ET-99-8: Published: Aug 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1999.
GAO provided information on establishing core competencies for accountants who work in the federal government. This document defines the context for financial management core competencies which constitute accounting professionals' primary professional knowledge and skills...
Social Security: Criteria for Evaluating Social Security Reform Proposals
T-HEHS-99-94: Published: Mar 25, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed how best to ensure the long-term viability of the Social Security Program.GAO noted that: (1) as attention has focused on social security's future financial situation, a wide array of proposals have been put forth; (2) some proposals would reduce benefits, some would raise revenues, and most propose some combination to restore financial solvency;...
Social Security: Individual Accounts as an Element of Long-Term Financing Reform
T-HEHS-99-86: Published: Mar 16, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed how best to ensure the long-term viability of the nation's social security program.GAO noted that: (1) social security forms the foundation of the nation's retirement income structure, and in so doing, provides critical benefits to millions of Americans; (2) yet, problems facing this program pose significant policy challenges that need to be addre...
Social Security and Surpluses: GAO's Perspective on the President's Proposals
T-AIMD/HEHS-99-95: Published: Feb 23, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the President's proposal for addressing social security and use of the budget surplus.GAO noted that: (1) the President's proposal: (a) reduces debt held by the public from current levels, thereby also reducing new interest costs, raising national saving, and contributing to future economic growth; (b) fundamentally changes social security financi...