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DOD's High-Risk Areas: Successful Business Transformation Requires Sound Strategic Planning and Sustained Leadership
GAO-05-520T: Published: Apr 13, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 2005.
In January 2005, GAO released its 2005 high-risk series update report for the 109th Congress. GAO's high-risk series has increasingly focused on major government programs and operations that need urgent attention and transformation to ensure that the U.S. government functions in the most economical, efficient, and effective manner possible. GAO also emphasizes those federal programs and operations...
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights: Deficiencies Found in Financial Management and Internal Controls
GAO-05-68R: Published: Mar 7, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 2005.
The United States Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) was first established in 1957 as the Commission on Civil Rights. The Commission's life was extended in 1983 and reestablished again in 1994 with its current name. The Commission's purpose is to collect and study information on discrimination or denials of equal protection of the laws because of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, o...
21st Century Challenges: Reexamining the Base of the Federal Government
GAO-05-325SP: Published: Feb 1, 2005. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 2005.
This report is intended to help the Congress in reviewing and reconsidering the base of federal spending and tax programs. It is intended as one input among many that Congress will receive as it decides what its agenda will be for oversight and program review. We have framed the issues presented as illustrative questions for policymakers to consider as a supplement to their own efforts. The questi...
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights: More Operational and Financial Oversight Needed
GAO-04-18: Published: Oct 31, 2003. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 2003.
Over the past 10 years, GAO, the Congress, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and others have raised numerous concerns about the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. GAO was asked to assess (1) the adequacy of the Commission's project management procedures, (2) whether the Commission's controls over contracting services and managing contracts are sufficient, and (3) the extent of recent oversig...
Core Competencies for Financial Managers in the Federal Government (Exposure Draft)
JFMIP-ET-98-7: Published: Nov 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1998.
GAO provided information on establishing core competencies for financial managers who work in the federal government. This document defines the context for financial management core competencies which constitute financial managers' primary professional knowledge and skills...
BIA Reconciliation Recommendations
AIMD-94-138R: Published: Jun 10, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1994.
Pursuant to a Department of the Interior request, GAO answered questions on two recommendations concerning the reconciliation of Indian trust fund accounts. GAO noted that: (1) its recommendation for an additional reconciliation procedure would ensure that earned revenues are billed and collected and would not delay the Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) current reconciliation process; (2) reconcilia...
BIA Trust Fund Reconciliations
AIMD-94-110R: Published: Apr 25, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of the Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) efforts to correct long-standing trust fund management weaknesses. GAO noted that: (1) although BIA has made progress toward improving its Indian trust fund reconciliation and certification process, long-standing management problems have impeded BIA ability to maintain proper control...
HUD Reforms: Progress Made Since the HUD Scandals but Much Work Remains
RCED-92-46: Published: Jan 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) actions to address widespread fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement, focusing on progress HUD had made as of December 1991 in correcting four departmentwide deficiencies in management systems, internal controls, organizational structure, and staffing problems in fourteen individual programs pr...
Directory for Financial Managers
142523: Jan 1, 1990
The Joint Financial Management Improvement Program, a joint cooperative undertaking working to improve financial management practices throughout government, presented its directory for financial managers to facilitate and improve communication among federal financial managers and to promote a better climate for good financial management...