Transportation (1 - 10 of 39 items)
Labor Relations Activities: Actions Needed to Improve Tracking and Reporting of the Use and Cost of Official Time
GAO-15-9: Published: Oct 23, 2014. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 2014.
The ten agencies GAO reviewed reported using 2.5 million official time hours in fiscal year 2013 compared to about 2 million hours in fiscal year 2006. Although the total number of hours charged increased by 25 percent, 7 of the 10 selected agencies reported lower official time rates in fiscal year 2013 as compared to fiscal year 2006. Three agencies reported increased official time rates over the...
Whistleblower Protection Program: Opportunities Exist for OSHA and DOT to Strengthen Collaborative Mechanisms
GAO-14-286: Published: Mar 19, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 2014.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has taken steps to include auto industry employees in its Whistleblower Protection Program and has coordinated with the Department of Transportation (DOT) on whistleblower issues, but interagency collaborative mechanisms could be strengthened. Among other steps, OSHA is developing procedures for how it will investigate claims from auto emplo...
Women in Management: Analysis of Female Managers' Representation, Characteristics, and Pay
GAO-10-892R: Published: Sep 20, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2010.
According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women made up nearly 47 percent of the total workforce in the United States in July 2010. Women's participation in the labor force, particularly among women with children, is much higher today than several decades ago. For example, using data from the Current Population Survey, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that couples in which only...
Women in Management: Female Managers' Representation, Characteristics, and Pay
GAO-10-1064T: Published: Sep 28, 2010. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2010.
This testimony discusses issues related to women in management. Although women's representation across the general workforce is growing, there remains a need for information about the challenges women face in advancing their careers. In 2001, using 1995 and 2000 data from the Current Population Survey, we found women were less represented in management than in the overall workforce in 4 of the 10...
Federal Transit Benefits Program: Ineffective Controls Result in Fraud and Abuse by Federal Workers
GAO-07-724T: Published: Apr 24, 2007. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 2007.
Under the federal transit benefits program, federal employees receive transit benefits (e.g., Metrocheks) to encourage them to commute to work via public transportation. Based on information provided by the Department of Transportation, as of July 2006, the National Capital Region had 120,000 participants claiming roughly $140 million in benefits. Recently, inspectors general (IG) of various agenc...
Public Transportation: Preliminary Information on FTA's Implementation of SAFETEA-LU Changes
GAO-06-910T: Published: Jun 27, 2006. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 2006.
The Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) authorized a significant level of investment--over $52 billion--for federal transit programs. SAFETEA-LU also added new transit programs and made changes to existing programs, including the New Starts and Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) programs. The New Starts program is a discretionary gra...
JFMIP News: A Newsletter for Government Financial Managers, Summer 2000, Vol. 12, No. 2
163908: Jun 1, 2000
GAO provided information on the Joint Financial Management Improvement Program's current financial management initiatives, activities, and practices...
DOD Olympic Support
NSIAD-96-189R: Published: Jun 14, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) support of the 1996 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, and payment of travel expenses for nonfederal law enforcement officials to the 1993 Presidential inauguration. GAO noted that: (1) to avoid short-term depletion of municipal water supplies, DOD will provide about $5,659 on a reimbursable basis to...
Transportation Activities 1946-1975: Interview with Joseph P. Normile, Fred J. Shafer, and Thomas E. Sullivan
OP-24-OH: Published: Jan 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1992.
GAO presented a transcript of a videotaped interview with Joseph P. Normile, Fred J. Shafer, and Thomas E. Sullivan, three former GAO officials who held various positions in the transportation area between 1946 and 1975, 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 systematicall...
Competitiveness: The Challenge of the Deficit
144362: Apr 1, 1990
GAO presented a speech on the effect the deficit has on the United States' competitive position in the world, focusing on the issues and challenges the deficit poses for the future regarding education, health care, the war on drugs, banking and capital markets, the environment, and transportation infrastructure...