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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...
Improving Travel Management Governmentwide
156235: Dec 1, 1995
An interagency team was established in 1994 by the Joint Financial Management Improvement Program (JFMIP) to address travel reengineering. Representing over two dozen organizations from the Executive and Legislative Branches of the federal government, the goals of the Travel Improvement Project were to identify and address obstacles that impeded use of best travel practices in the federal govern...
The Federal Judiciary: Observations on Selected Issues
GGD-95-236BR: Published: Sep 18, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal judiciary operations, focusing on the: (1) appropriations, expenditures, and functions of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AOUSC) and the Federal Judiciary Center (FJC); (2) costs of FJC training programs; (3) annual number and cost of Judicial Conference meetings; and (4) cost of any circuit task forces on gender or ethnic bia...
Tennessee Valley Authority: Financial Problems Raise Questions About Long-Term Viability
AIMD/RCED-95-134: Published: Aug 17, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) financial condition, focusing on the implications for TVA and the federal government in light of the increasingly competitive electric utility market.GAO found that: (1) TVA is $26 billion in debt and has invested $14 billion in deferred assets that are not included in its electricity rates; (2) TVA has little...
Social Security Administration: SSA Needs to Act Now to Assure World-Class Service
T-HRD-94-46: Published: Oct 28, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1993.
GAO discussed the management of the Social Security Administration (SSA), focusing on actions that SSA should take to provide high-quality service to its beneficiaries. GAO noted that: (1) over the next 10 to 20 years, increasing numbers of claims from the baby boom generation will cause SSA workloads to significantly increase; (2) SSA needs to take several actions to improve its long-range planni...
Overhead Costs: Unallowable and Questionable Costs Charged by McDonnell Douglas Corporation
T-NSIAD-94-60: Published: Oct 13, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 13, 1993.
GAO discussed a Department of Defense contractor's inclusion of unallowable and questionable costs in its overhead cost submissions. GAO noted that: (1) of the $2.3 million in overhead costs the contractor submitted for payment, $1.6 million were unallowable or questionable; (2) unallowable or questionable costs included costs for alcoholic beverages, entertainment, meals, employee relations, prof...
Defense Business Fund
AFMD-93-52R: Published: Mar 1, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative mandate, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in implementing the Defense Business Operations Fund. GAO found that: (1) DOD has not completed policies to govern the Fund's operations and does not anticipate completion until September 1993; (2) DOD needs to define procedures to implement its policies and make changes in its financial systems; (3) DOD has...
OCG-93-19TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized information on federal labor issues facing Congress and the new administration.GAO noted that: (1) the Department of Labor needs to foster competition and assist workers to adapt to the changing environment of the workplace; (2) Labor faces significant challenges because of an inadequate education system, an increasing unskilled workforce, and a...