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Inspectors General: Proposals to Strengthen Independence and Accountability
GAO-07-1021T: Published: Jun 20, 2007. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 2007.
H.R. 928, Improving Government Accountability Act, contains proposals intended to enhance the independence of the inspectors general and to create a Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency. This testimony provides information and views about the specific proposals based on GAO's prior work. We believe that effective, ongoing coordination of the federal oversight efforts of GA...
Terminating Federal Helium Refining
RCED-95-252R: Published: Aug 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the possible consequences of proposed legislation to end the Bureau of Mines' production and sale of refined helium. GAO noted that: (1) the Bureau estimates that production and sale of refined helium could cease within 6 months after legislation is passed and that other related actions could be completed within 2 years if no conting...
Occupational Safety and Health: Options to Improve Hazard-Abatement Procedures in the Workplace
HRD-92-105: Published: May 12, 1992. Publicly Released: May 12, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) procedures with: (1) proposed legislation (H.R. 3160) that would affect OSHA activites; (2) Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) procedures; and (3) the procedures used by 21 states operating OSHA-approved safety and health programs.GAO found that: (1) H.R. 3160 would allow OSHA to...
Employee Conduct Standards: Some Outside Activities Present Conflict-of-Interest Issues
GGD-92-34: Published: Feb 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed possible conflicts of interest when federal employees do similar work both inside and outside of government, focusing on: (1) the extent and characteristics of employees' approved activities outside the federal government; (2) agency regulations and procedures for monitoring outside activities; (3) approved activities that could create the appearan...
Proposed Legislation to Establish a 4-Year Term for the Position of Administrator of General Services
T-GGD-90-11: Published: Nov 9, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1989.
GAO discussed the General Services Administration's (GSA) management capabilities. GAO found that four deficiencies in GSA management posed significant obstacles to its effective management control, including: (1) ineffective leadership because of frequent turnover in political leadership, lack of career executive involvement in the planning process, and lack of attention to developing senior exec...
Investigation of Activities of Consumer Affairs Offices for Possible Violations of Anti-Lobbying Statutes
B-129874: Published: Sep 11, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 1983.
Congress requested that GAO investigate the activities of the Special Assistant to the President for Consumer Affairs and the Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA), Department of Health, Education and Welfare, during the Spring of 1977, for possible violations of Federal anti-lobbying statutes in connection with their efforts to obtain enactment of legislation to establish a Consumer Protection Agency...
Use of Government Vehicles for Home-to-Work Transportation
NSIAD-83-3: Published: Sep 28, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1983.
GAO reported on various Federal agencies' use of Government automobiles and chauffeurs for transportation of Federal employees between their homes and worksites.Federal regulations prohibit the use of Government-owned vehicles to transport Federal employees between their homes and places of employment except for heads of the cabinet-level departments and certain other specified individuals. In a d...
[Views on H.R. 6761]
B-199549(BRP): Published: Sep 30, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1982.
GAO was asked for its views concerning proposed legislation which would permit Federal agencies to reimburse their employees for residence sale and purchase expenses upon transfer from an overseas post to a new duty station. At the present time, these expenses are not reimbursable. GAO feels that the statutory provision prohibiting such reimbursement is unduly harsh and impacts heavily, from a fin...
Views on S. 2049
B-206741: Published: Apr 20, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1982.
Upon receipt of a congressional request, GAO reviewed S. 2049 and assessed the paperwork and regulatory burdens that might be associated with its implementation. The bill would amend previous legislation concerning Census Bureau data and would require Federal agencies to use currently available population data to determine benefits received by State and local governments. Since agencies would use...