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Senior Executive Service: Diversity Increased in the Past Decade
GAO-01-377: Published: Mar 16, 2001. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 2001.
This report analyzes the gender and racial/ethnic diversity in the career Senior Executive Service (SES) governmentwide. GAO examines (1) whether the composition of the career SES changed during the 10-year period ending in fiscal year 1999 to include more minorities and women, (2) what proportion of women and minorities were appointed to the career SES annually during this 10-year period and whet...
State Department: Decision to Retain Embassy Parking Lot in Paris, France, Should Be Revisited
GAO-01-477: Published: Apr 13, 2001. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 2001.
The U.S. government owns a 0.4-acre lot adjoining the U.S. ambassador's residence in a prime location in Paris, France. In 1998, the State Department's Office of the Inspector General reported that the property was underused and that using this high-value property was not economically justified. GAO found that State's decision in February 2000 to continue using the lot for parking was not based on...
The Use of Alternative Work Arrangements at GAO
A01513: Mar 30, 2001
This report provides information on three alternative work programs at GAO (1) part-time employment, which is defined to include employees who work a minimum of 32 hours and a maximum of 64 hours in a two week pay period, (2) maxiflex, which permits employees to work longer hours some days so that they are able to compress their schedules to fewer than 10 days in a two week pay period, and (3) fle...
Consequences of the Ruling by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on Forest Management Projects
GAO-01-51R: Published: Nov 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 2001.
The decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit resulted in the Forest Service's suspending or maintaining the suspension of 49 projects within Georgia's Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests--11 for contracted timber sales and 27 for vegetative management actions. The decision did not result in the suspension of projects in other national forests in Alabama and Florida. Ac...
Procedures for Updating Arbitrator Disclosure Information
GAO-01-162R: Published: Nov 9, 2000. Publicly Released: Dec 4, 2000.
The National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) subsidiary, NASD Dispute Resolution (DR), failed to update its arbitrator disclosure system in a timely manner. As a result, several parties in an arbitration did not receive timely information on their arbitrator. To reduce the potential for further errors, NASD-DRplans to: (1) introduce a form that will allow arbitrators to submit updated inf...
Civil Rights Division: Selection of Cases and Reasons Matters Were Closed
GGD-00-192: Published: Sep 27, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division's (CRT) selection of cases and reasons matters were closed.GAO noted that: (1) it reviewed case selection in CRT's Housing and Civil Enforcement, Employment Litigation, and Voting sections; (2) according to officials in these sections, CRT does not have written procedures for selecting cases to purs...
Federal Tort Claims Act: Issues Affecting Coverage for Tribal Self-Determination Contracts
RCED-00-169: Published: Jul 5, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) coverage to tribal contractors under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, focusing on: (1) the process for implementing FTCA coverage for tribal self-determination contracts; (2) the FTCA claims history for tribal self-determination contracts for fiscal years (FY) 1997 through 1999; and (3)...
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs: Distribution of Fiscal Year 2000 Indian Reservation Roads Funds
OGC-00-39: Published: Jun 23, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) new rule on the distribution of fiscal year (FY) 2000 Indian Reservation Roads Funds. GAO noted that: (1) the temporary rule would requires distribution of one-half of the FY 2000 Indian Reservation Roads funds to projects on or near Indian reservations using the Relative Need Formula adopted in 1993; (2) this...
Social Security Administration: Paying Attorneys Who Represent Disability Applicants
T-HEHS/AIMD-00-166: Published: Jun 14, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 2000.
GAO discussed issues involving the Social Security Administration's (SSA) process for paying attorneys representing applicants for disability benefits, focusing on three areas of the attorney payment process: (1) the process itself, including the costs of processing the payments; (2) possible changes to the way the user fee is charged; and (3) changes being considered for the attorney fee payment...
On-Line Trading: Better Investor Protection Information Needed on Brokers' Web Sites
GGD-00-43: Published: May 9, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on on-line trading, focusing on: (1) the growth in on-line trading; (2) the extent to which on-line broker-dealers had experienced trading system delays and outages, including the causes of these problems and their reported effect on investors; and (3) how on-line broker-dealers address investor protection issues related to margin, priv...