Financial management (51 - 60 of 292 items)
Social Security and Surpluses: GAO's Perspective on the President's Proposals
T-AIMD/HEHS-99-96: 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 net interest costs, raising national saving, and contributing to future economic growth; (b) fundamentally changes Social Security financi...
JFMIP News: A Newsletter for Government Financial Managers, Spring 1999, Vol. 11, No. 1
SP-99-3: Published: Jan 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1999.
GAO provided information on the Joint Financial Management Improvement Program's current financial management initiatives, activities, and practices...
Unemployment Insurance for Temporary Census Employees
GGD-99-13R: Published: Dec 18, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) Bureau of the Census' cost estimates for its unemployment insurance program for the census rehearsal and 2000 Census; and (2) current status of the Bureau's financial management improvement efforts relating to management of its unemployment insurance funds.GAO noted that: (1) the Census Bureau estimates that it will spend $9...
Executive Guide: Leading Practices in Capital Decision-Making (Supersedes AIMD-98-110)
AIMD-99-32: Published: Dec 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1998.
This publication supersedes AIMD-98-110, Executive Guide: Leading Practices in Capital Decision-Making, April 1998. GAO published a guide: (1) summarizing the 12 fundamental practices that have been successfully implemented by organizations recognized for their outstanding capital decisionmaking practices; and (2) providing examples from which the federal government may be able to draw lessons and...
Federal Inspectors General: An Historical Perspective
T-AIMD-98-146: Published: Apr 21, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1998.
GAO discussed the evolution of the work of federal Inspectors General (IG).GAO noted that: (1) Congress created IGs throughout government as a result of growing reports of serious and widespread internal control breakdowns; (2) IGs were principally charged with detecting fraud, waste, and mismanagement in agencies' programs and operations, conducting audits and investigations, and recommending pol...
High-Risk Areas: Actions Needed to Solve Pressing Management Problems
T-AIMD/GGD-97-60: Published: Mar 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1997.
GAO discussed actions needed to bring about lasting solutions to serious and long-standing federal government management problems.GAO noted that: (1) its mission is helping the Congress in its efforts to improve management of our national government; (2) one approach has entailed identifying critical management problems before they become uncontrollable crises; (3) since 1990, GAO has produced a l...
Compendium of Courses, 1997
158343: Jan 1, 1997
GAO presented a listing of training courses appropriate for the continuing professional education of financial management personnel. These courses are given by various government and nongovernment organizations and directed to accounting, financial management, auditing, and related topics...
Employees' Travel Claims (NWTRB)
AIMD-96-93R: Published: May 17, 1996. Publicly Released: May 17, 1996.
The Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board (NWTRB) requested GAO views on whether its two proposed changes for processing employee temporary duty travel claims conformed with GAO guidance. GAO noted that: (1) the NWTRB proposal to change the threshold for submitting receipts for expenses from $25 to $75 is acceptable as long as NWTRB implementation is consistent with General Services Administration...
Management Review of The Library of Congress: Final Report, Volume 2
156762: 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 processes, personnel management, human resources management, services...
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...