Financial management (51 - 60 of 74 items)
Continuing Financial Management Problems at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
AFMD-82-72: Published: May 17, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1982.
GAO was asked to review the financial operations of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) with emphasis on determining the extent of deficiencies in EEOC controls over appropriated funds. GAO was requested to issue an interim report in October 1981 on the results of the review at that time.GAO found that: (1) accounting records and reports were unreliable, due to problems such as the...
Financial Management Problems at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
AFMD-82-17: Published: Oct 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1981.
At the request of a congressional committee, GAO undertook a series of reviews of the financial operations of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to determine if the system is being operated as designed and in accordance with sound accounting methods. The objectives of this interim review were to assess the reliability of data produced by the accounting system; evaluate the current...
Information on Prime Sponsor CETA Expenditures Related to Membership Organizations
HRD-82-5: Published: Oct 28, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1981.
GAO reviewed prime sponsors' use of Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) funds for activities related to membership organizations to determine: (1) the Department of Labor's authority to allow prime sponsors to use CETA funds for activities related to membership organizations, (2) the amount of CETA funds used for such activities, (3) the services that membership organizations provide...
Puerto Rico's Political Future: A Divisive Issue With Many Dimensions
GGD-81-48: Published: Mar 2, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1981.
Puerto Rico's leaders and populace have long focused on one enduring dilemma, political status. GAO reviewed the broad range of issues likely to confront Puerto Rico and Congress in deliberating the island's future status.Advocates of amended commonwealth, statehood, and independence for Puerto Rico remain steadfast in pursuing their status preference. Compounding ideological and political divisio...
Social Security Administration's Beneficiary Rehabilitation Program
HRD-81-22: Published: Nov 10, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1980.
GAO reviewed the Beneficiary Rehabilitation Program (BRP) of the Social Security Administration (SSA). The primary purpose of BRP is to provide savings to the trust funds by returning as many disabled beneficiaries as possible to the work force, thereby terminating their social security disability benefits. GAO focused on the question of whether available data could be used to determine the progra...
Bureau of Indian Affairs Violated Antideficiency Act in 1977
FGMSD-80-88: Published: Oct 2, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1980.
A Bureau of Indian Affairs violation of the Antideficiency Act in fiscal year 1977 was an overobligation of at least $186,000, but perhaps as much as $13 million. It was not reported to the Office of Management and Budget and to Congress as required by law, and because problems permitting the violation prevailed throughout most of fiscal 1978, the Bureau may have had another Antideficiency Act vio...
HEW Must Improve Control Over Billions in Cash Advances
FGMSD-80-6: Published: Dec 28, 1979. Publicly Released: Dec 28, 1979.
The Department of Health, Education, and Welfare's (HEW) Federal Assistance Financing System was established to improve HEW cash management. However, it allowed premature cash withdrawals because of poor organizational aspects and serious design deficiencies. HEW advanced over $38 billion to about 14,000 nonfederal organizations through the system.The system used the direct Treasury check method a...
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...
More Effective Controls Over Bureau of Indian Affairs Administrative Costs Are Needed
FGMSD-78-17: Published: Feb 15, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 1978.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) was asked by congressional committees to reduce costs of administering Indian programs for fiscal years 1977 and 1978 by about $8.5 million because evidence suggested that costs were excessive.BIA reduced costs by about $900,000 and then, rather than reduce the remaining administrative costs as directed, it reduced funds for Indian programs. It also avoided reduc...
Conrail's Attempts To Improve Its Use of Freight Cars
CED-78-23: Published: Jan 24, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 24, 1978.
The Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail) began operating important sections of six railroads in the Northeast in April 1976 under a reorganization plan known as the Final System Plan. This plan was developed by the U.S. Railway Association and approved by Congress in November 1975. It provided for Government investment in Conrail of up to $2.1 billion through the end of 1979 by the purchase of...