Financial management (1 - 10 of 12 items)
Social Security Reform: Answers to Key Questions
GAO-05-193SP: Published: May 2, 2005. Publicly Released: May 2, 2005.
The sooner our nation acts to address Social Security's long-term financial challenges, the easier it will be to successfully meet them. Once explained, the choices we face are not difficult to understand, but they are difficult to make. They affect both how much Americans pay for Social Security and how much they receive from the program. They require changes that not only will affect us but have...
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: 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...
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...
Management of the Social Security Administration
T-HRD-87-6: Published: Apr 2, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1987.
GAO discussed potential improvements to the Social Security Administration's (SSA) operations, focusing on SSA: (1) leadership; (2) computer modernization management; (3) controls over the services it provides to the public; and (4) work-force management. GAO noted that: (1) SSA has had seven commissioners or acting commissioners over the last decade; and (2) for over half of that time, commission...
Financing Agency Programs Other Than by Direct Appropriation--Revolving Funds
B-140389: Published: Mar 6, 1970. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
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...
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...