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AIMD-93-66R: Published: Sep 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Navy inspectors general activities, focusing on a draft revision of Instruction 5040.7K which prescribes the objectives, policies, and procedures that inspectors general staff are to follow when inspecting Navy units. GAO found that: (1) the objectives and policies of the Naval Command Inspection Program are stated differen...
Underfunded State and Local Pensions Plans
HRD-93-9R: Published: Dec 3, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on the pension-funding practices of state and local governments, focusing on the extent to which state and local governments: (1) failed to make appropriate contributions to plans; (2) changed actuarial assumptions or funding methods in order to lower required contributions; and (3) used pension funds to pay operating expenses. GAO noted that: (1)...
Occupational Safety and Health: Worksite Programs and Committees
T-HRD-92-9: Published: Nov 5, 1991. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1991.
GAO discussed the feasibility of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requiring employers to have safety and health programs. GAO noted that: (1) although GAO could not quantify the overall impact of such programs on injury and illness rates, it identified substantial evidence of their benefits; (2) safety and health programs extend enforcement agencies' limited resources; and...
U.S.-Korea Fighter Coproduction Program--the F-16 Version
T-NSIAD-91-53: Published: Aug 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1991.
GAO discussed the preliminary work on the F-16 version of the Korean Fighter Program. GAO noted that: (1) program negotiation delays, price increases, and political factors contributed to the Koreans' reevaluation of the original decision to select the F/A-18 aircraft; (2) the Defense Security Assistance Agency (DSAA) generally improved the U.S.-Korea memorandum of understanding (MOU) regarding th...
Amending the Job Training Partnership Act: Inadequate Oversight Among Issues That Need to Be Addressed
T-HRD-91-28: Published: May 9, 1991. Publicly Released: May 9, 1991.
GAO discussed amending the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), focusing on program oversight and implementation issues. GAO noted that: (1) lack of sufficient program oversight and monitoring left JTPA programs vulnerable to waste, abuse, and mismanagement; and (2) questionable practices at the local level, such as inaccurate reporting of administrative expenditures, excessive time spent on on-th...
Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee Commission
T-GGD-91-24: Published: Apr 23, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1991.
GAO discussed the status of the Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Jubilee Commission and its ability to carry out a celebration commemorating Christopher Columbus' voyages of discovery. GAO noted that: (1) the Commission's fundraising efforts fell significantly short of its expectations, with the Commission only raising $888,700 from all non-federal sources, $2,411,300 less than anticipated, betw...
Employment Service: Leadership Needed to Improve Performance
T-HRD-91-4: Published: Oct 16, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1990.
GAO discussed the U.S. Employment Service's (ES) basic labor exchange program. GAO noted that: (1) the Department of Labor (DOL) gave state governments broad authority to implement ES programs; (2) ES placement performance varied by states and local offices, primarily due to state and local practices within the control of ES managers; (3) state management practices associated with better performan...
Legislative Proposals to Establish Professional Acquisition Corps
T-NSIAD-90-27: Published: Mar 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1990.
GAO discussed a legislative proposal to create a professional acquisition work force and corps within each military service. GAO noted that: (1) it supported the goal of developing a professional acquisition work force; (2) it had previously identified desirable characteristics of such a work force, including early entry into the profession, intensive training, a career path with incentives, and t...
A-76 Program Issues
T-GGD-90-12: Published: Dec 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1989.
GAO discussed the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Circular A-76 program, focusing on: (1) the program's effect on federal employees and managers; and (2) A-76 program implementation issues. GAO found that: (1) A-76 studies adversely affected employees' morale and productivity and frequently resulted in employee losses; (2) most employees that had their functions contracted out found other...
Employment Service: Preliminary Analysis of Policies and Practices Related to Performance
T-HRD-90-5: Published: Oct 31, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1989.
GAO discussed its review of the Employment Service's job placement activities, focusing on state and local program management policies and practices related to effective performance. GAO noted that, although differences in regional economic and demographic conditions influenced some offices' job placement performance, the best performing offices were more likely to: (1) interact extensively with J...