Program evaluation (11 - 15 of 15 items)
Comments on H.R. 7128
B-199375: Published: Jul 28, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1980.
Comments were given on proposed legislation dealing with deposits on beverage containers. The bill would require GAO to monitor its effects on competition, resource recovery, and the U.S. economy. GAO would prefer to be given the latitude to review the program effects as part of the congressional oversight process or as part of the GAO ongoing evaluation efforts, and suggested that the monitoring...
Alternatives to Use of Animals in Research
HRD-80-70: Published: Mar 28, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1980.
GAO was requested to comment on the feasibility and advisability of a legislative proposal to redirect 50 percent of Federal research funding for developing nonanimal alternatives to research and to review several issues regarding nonanimal alternatives. "Alternatives" is generally defined as not using any laboratory animals, reducing the number of animals required, or refining existing methods to...
Potential Savings to the Social Security Administration of Rounding Benefits Payments to the Nearest Penny
HRD-78-160: Published: Sep 8, 1978. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1978.
There is a potential for significant savings to the social security system if benefits were calculated to the nearest penny rather than rounded up to the next highest dime as required by law. An estimated savings of $386 million would accrue to the Retirement and Survivors Insurance Program from calendar years 1980 through 1986 if section 215(g) of the Social Security Act were amended to provide t...
Potential Effects of a National Mandatory Deposit on Beverage Containers
106767: Aug 10, 1978
A national mandatory deposit law has been proposed as part of a solution to litter, solid waste disposal, and materials recycling problems of the Nation. The primary effects of such legislation on solid waste, litter, and materials and energy and the industry effects on labor and equipment costs were analyzed. The following results would arise from increasing the deposit coverage from about 25 per...