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Federal Agencies Can Provide More Opportunities for Minority Motor Carriers
LCD-79-208: Published: Apr 25, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1979.
Minority motor carrier participation in moving government cargo has been minimal. Federal agencies have not formulated affirmative action programs which set specific objectives, goals, and courses of action for increasing the use of minority motor carriers. Progress made has not been periodically evaluated or monitored.The reason given most often by agency personnel for the low participation was t...
Status of Sunset Legislation in the Various States and at the Federal Level
B-170612: Published: Jan 5, 1979. Publicly Released: Jan 5, 1979.
No summary is currently available...
Federal Management Weaknesses Cry Out for Alternatives To Deliver Programs and Services to Indians To Improve Their Quality of Life
CED-78-166: Published: Oct 31, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1978.
During the last decade, there has been increasing congressional activity with the goal of improving the quality of life of Indians. Recent GAO reports have shown the need for greater Federal efforts to meet this goal. A Bureau of Indian Affairs Reorganization Task Force concluded in its March 1978 report that a general management crisis pervades the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).In spite of recom...
Evaluation of Efforts by the City of Denver and Five Federal Agencies To Comply with Certain Federal Affirmative Action Requirements
CED-78-172: Published: Sep 21, 1978. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1978.
Denver's Department of Public Works awarded approximately $55.5 million in construction contracts during the period July 1, 1975, to December 31, 1977, under federal grants from the following agencies, the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare; the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); the Federal Aviation Administration; and the Econo...
Federally Sponsored Research at Educational Institutions: A Need for Improved Accountability
PSAD-78-135: Published: Aug 18, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1978.
In fiscal year 1977, over $3.8 billion in grants and contracts was awarded to educational institutions for the conduct of research. Over 70 federal agencies sponsor or otherwise support basic research involving over 2,000 educational institutions. The federal government generally relied on the integrity of the institutions to provide assurance that research funds are used for intended purposes. Fe...
A Compilation of Federal Laws and Executive Orders for Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Programs
HRD-78-138: Published: Aug 2, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1978.
A series of executive orders and legislation enacted by Congress required federal departments and agencies to prohibit discrimination in their activities and in the practices of those with whom they deal. The Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Commission has or will assume responsibilities to coordinate EEO programs, to ensure EEO for federal employees, and to enforce the Equal Pay Act and the Age...
Statistics on Congressional Reporting Requirements
PAD-78-76: Published: Jul 25, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1978.
Statistics were compiled on congressional reporting requirements. The average growth in recurring reports over the decades 1920-1970 was 76.4 per decade (15 percent); for the annual periods 1962-1978, the growth was 57.8 per year (7 percent). In the largest category--reports submitted by cabinet level agencies--the number of reports fluctuated considerably between 1920 and 1960 but was little high...
An Overview of Unobligated Balances in Civil Agencies
PAD-78-48: Published: Apr 1, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1978.
The growth in the past 5 years in unobligated balances of Federal and trust funds and in unliquidated obligations has raised concern about the validity and credibility of funding requests and about the ability of Federal agencies to carry out planned programs in a timely manner.In fiscal year (FY) 1972, unobligated balances of budget authority in civil agencies totaled $165 billion; by FY 1977, th...
Effectiveness of BIA Coordination with Other Federal Agencies
CED-78-47: Published: Feb 8, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1978.
Four reports were compiled in a review of Bureau of Indian Affairs programs and processes. A two-part report on Indian natural resources concluded that the Department of Interior had not given Indians the necessary assistance to properly manage their natural resources. The report recommended that procedures be established among various responsible agencies and Indian tribes to coordinate reservati...
Cost of Spinal Cord Injuries in the United States and Progress in Spinal Cord Regeneration
HRD-78-10: Published: Oct 14, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1977.
A study was conducted of spinal cord injury costs in the United States and current research efforts involving spinal cord regeneration. The consequences of a spinal cord injury range from partial paralysis to death. A victim who survives incurs lifetime medical costs that can range between $44,000 to $115,000 depending on the extent of the injury, not to mention the lost earnings and other injury...