Financial management (21 - 30 of 36 items)
Interim Report on the Department of Labor's Management of the ERISA Enforcement Program
HRD-85-82: Published: Jun 24, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on its ongoing review of the Department of Labor's management of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) enforcement program.The Office of Pension and Welfare Benefit Programs (OPWBP) is responsible for enforcing ERISA reporting, disclosure, and fiduciary provisions. In 1984, OPWBP reported closing 2,454 cases, and $93 mi...
Department of Health and Human Services Should Improve Policies and Practices on Grant-Related Income
GGD-84-20: Published: Feb 10, 1984. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 1984.
GAO reviewed federal agencies' and grantees' practices and policies for reporting and disposing of federal grant-related income.GAO found that a number of federal agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), have not established regulations conforming to the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) grant-related income standards or were not adequately implementing their gr...
Progress in Improving Program and Budget Information for Congressional Use
OACG-84-2: Published: Nov 8, 1983. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1983.
GAO presented its annual report on the progress and results of its continuing program to: (1) develop standard terms and classifications for Federal fiscal, budgetary, and program-related information; (2) identify congressional needs for such information; and (3) monitor recurring reporting requirements of Congress and recommend changes.Over the past year, GAO has noted a number of positive action...
Statistical Data on Securities and Exchange Commission's Allocation of Staffing and Other Budgetary Resources for Fiscal 1977 to 1981
AFMD-82-73: Published: Jun 18, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO developed information on the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) budgetary resources, staffing levels, and other data affecting the SEC program activities for fiscal years 1977 to 1981.Although SEC did not have some of the data requested, GAO was able to obtain the following information: (1) a graphic presentation of the SEC productivity from 1967 to...
Information on Prime Sponsor CETA Expenditures Related to Membership Organizations
HRD-82-5: Published: Oct 28, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1981.
GAO reviewed prime sponsors' use of Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) funds for activities related to membership organizations to determine: (1) the Department of Labor's authority to allow prime sponsors to use CETA funds for activities related to membership organizations, (2) the amount of CETA funds used for such activities, (3) the services that membership organizations provide...
Social Security Administration's Beneficiary Rehabilitation Program
HRD-81-22: Published: Nov 10, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1980.
GAO reviewed the Beneficiary Rehabilitation Program (BRP) of the Social Security Administration (SSA). The primary purpose of BRP is to provide savings to the trust funds by returning as many disabled beneficiaries as possible to the work force, thereby terminating their social security disability benefits. GAO focused on the question of whether available data could be used to determine the progra...
Who Is Accountable? To Whom? For What? How?
111071: Dec 6, 1979
Although accountability in American Government is what citizens demand today, it is not the positive force that it could be. The responsibilities of those accountable are often not clearly defined and those to whom the accountable ones answer often lack information needed to understand how well the responsibilities of public offices are being discharged. In a democracy, accountability is an implic...
Rebuilding Public Confidence in Government--The Financial Manager's Role
111769: Mar 19, 1979
A major contributing factor in the erosion of the confidence of the public in the Federal Government has been the attention given in the media to evidence and allegations of waste, fraud, abuse, and error in the management of public programs. The misuse of Government funds is generated by relatively few employees who have seriously damaged the reputation of the 3 million other Federal employees wh...
Activities of the Economic Opportunities Development Corporation of San Antonio and Bexar County, Texas
HRD-78-106: Published: Apr 27, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1978.
Programs of the Economic Opportunities Development Corporation of San Antonio, Texas, need operating improvements, including more effective delivery of services, better compliance with program requirements, and the collection of sufficient data for reporting program accomplishments. The Alcoholic Rehabilitation Program benefited participants, but there was inadequate documentation related to group...
Educational Assistance Overpayments in the Veterans Administration
105650: Apr 18, 1978
A 1976 report found that overpayments of educational assistance by the Veterans Administration (VA) were generally caused by delays in reporting training status changes, advance payments and prepayments of benefits, and processing delays or errors. Recommendations were made to Congress and VA to correct these deficiencies. In August 1976, Congress enacted legislation to eliminate prepayments and r...