Program management (111 - 120 of 383 items)
The Congressional Award Program
T-AFMD-88-15: Published: Jun 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1988.
GAO discussed its review of the Congressional Award Program, which Congress established to promote youth initiative, achievement, and excellence through public service, personal development, and physical activities. GAO found that the program operated efficiently at the local council level, with annual increases in the number of councils, participating states, and awards. GAO also found that the C...
OSHA's Resumption of Private Sector Enforcement Activities in California
T-HRD-88-19: Published: Jun 20, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1988.
GAO discussed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) resumption of private sector worker protection activities in California to determine: (1) OSHA contingency plans for discontinued state-operated worker protection programs; (2) management and transition costs; (3) the impact on OSHA activities outside California; and (4) OSHA enforcement policies compared to California's. GAO...
H.R. 4574: Reauthorization of the Inspector General Cash Award Program for Cost Savings Disclosures
T-GGD-88-37: Published: Jun 7, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1988.
GAO discussed proposed legislation that would: (1) permanently establish the Inspector General (IG) Cash Award Program for Cost Savings Disclosures; and (2) modify the government employees' suggestion awards program. GAO found that the proposed legislation: (1) did not address awards for disclosures to government officials other than IG or for disclosures yielding intangible benefits; and (2) woul...
Senior Executive Service: Reasons the Candidate Development Program Has Not Produced More SES Appointees
GGD-88-47: Published: Apr 20, 1988. Publicly Released: May 24, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined why federal agencies did not more frequently use the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Candidate Development Program (CDP) when making Senior Executive Service (SES) appointments, focusing on the: (1) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); (2) Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); (3) Department of Agriculture (USDA); (4) Department o...
Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Program
T-GGD-88-32: Published: Apr 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program, which the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) administers. GAO noted that the federal government: (1) annually pays about $850,000 in risk charges to about 200 insurance companies who participate as FEGLI reinsurers; (2) separately pays the prime insurer to process FEGLI claims; and (3)...
OSHA's Monitoring and Evaluation of State Programs
T-HRD-88-13: Published: Apr 20, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1988.
GAO discussed the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) efforts to: (1) monitor and evaluate state-operated safety and health programs; and (2) resume enforcement within the private sector in California. GAO found that OSHA: (1) lacked effective monitoring and evaluation procedures; (2) relied primarily on its computerized management information system to assess state program qual...
Legal Services Corporation: Benefits and Costs of Proposed Information System Improvements Not Clear
HRD-88-5: Published: Mar 8, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Legal Services Corporation's (LSC) efforts to improve its management information system for evaluating grantee performance, to determine: (1) whether LSC adequately designed and developed the system; (2) whether LSC could realize the identified benefits; and (3) why system cost estimates varied.GAO found that the proposed improvements could...
John E. Thornton, 1935-1976
OP-3-OH: Published: Mar 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1988.
GAO presented a transcript of an interview of John E. Thornton, the Director of the Field Operations Division from 1935 through 1976, as part of its program to record key government officials' observations and impressions and ensure that the bases for policy decisions and other important events are systematically recorded for posterity...
Aircraft Development: The Advanced Tactical Fighter's Costs, Schedule, and Performance Goals
NSIAD-88-76: Published: Jan 13, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Air Force's development of its Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF), especially its ability to meet the cost, schedule, and performance goals.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force awarded two contracts to develop and test the prototype aircraft and a separate ground-based avionics prototype; (2) evaluations of these test results will n...
Focusing on Fundamentals: GAO's General Management Reviews
137159: Jan 1, 1988
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 3, Fall 1988, discusses GAO general management reviews (GMR), which are GAO-initiated reviews of overall agency management. The three major goals of GMR are to: (1) impress upon the leaders of executive branch agencies the importance of improving their management practices; (2) help Congress oversee federal operations; and (3) improve GAO audits...