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Subject Area Supplements to GAO's Strategic Plan for Serving the Congress 2004-2009
A82465: Mar 1, 2004
This is a supplemental report to GAO-04-534SP. These supplements to GAO's strategic plan provide greater detail on how the agency intends to fulfill its strategic objectives. For each strategic objective, a supplement provides a brief discussion of the significance of each related qualitative performance goal and its potential outcomes and also lists each performance goal's key efforts. The key ef...
Obtaining Services from the U.S. General Accounting Office
153454: Feb 1, 1995
GAO presented a guide on: (1) the GAO mission; (2) how GAO ensures the quality of its work; (3) how GAO communicates the results of its work; and (4) how to obtain GAO services...
EEO Oversight: Report of GAO's Affirmative Action Planning Process
PAB-93-1: Published: Feb 10, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 1993.
GAO reviewed its equal employment opportunity (EEO) activities from 1987 to 1990, focusing on: (1) its strategy for developing affirmative action plans; (2) the implementation of its strategy; (3) the approaches used in the affirmative action plans; and (4) management accountability for implementing affirmative action strategies.GAO found that: (1) the GAO affirmative action plan is not formulated...
Statutory Provisions Relating to GAO: Fiscal Years 1975-1990
OIMC-93-3: Published: Feb 1, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1993.
GAO published summaries of legislative provisions relating to its functions and duties for fiscal years 1975 to 1990...
GAO History, 1921-1991
OP-3-HP: Published: Nov 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1991.
GAO presented a brief history of the first 70 years of GAO, focusing on: (1) the expanding role of GAO in the federal government; (2) its evolution from a voucher-checking staff to one of the most respected audit organizations in the world; and (3) its values and cultures. GAO conducted this work as part of its program to record key government official's observations and impressions and ensure tha...
Designing Evaluations (Superseded by GAO-12-208G)
PEMD-10.1.4: Published: May 1, 1991. Publicly Released: May 1, 1991.
This publication is superseded by GAO-12-208G, Designing Evaluations, 2012 Revision, January 31, 2012. GAO published a guide on program evaluation designs, focusing on: (1) the importance of evaluation designs; (2) appropriate program evaluation questions; (3) consideration of evaluation constraints; (4) design assessments; (5) design types; and (6) the use of available data...
Diversifying and Expanding Technical Skills at GAO
PEMD-90-18S: Published: Apr 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1990.
GAO reviewed its Task Force on Interdisciplinary Management's review of GAO utilization, training, and management of its technical staff.GAO found that: (1) its work force was successful and had strong technical skills, and it managed its work force in an interdisciplinary manner; (2) it had a continued need to enlarge its professional staff's technical capabilities through recruitment and trainin...
The Evolution of the General Accounting Office: From Voucher Audits to Program Evaluations
OP-2-HP: Published: Jan 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1990.
GAO presented a perspective on the main eras in the General Accounting Office's historical evolution from 1921 to the present, changes in its organization, and its work over the last 25 years...
The GAO Journal, No. 8, Winter/Spring 1990
140949: Jan 1, 1990
This quarterly publication presents articles about: (1) World Bank activities; (2) federal policymaking for effectively addressing future problems; (3) Peace Corps activities; (4) Great Britain's pre-Revolutionary War collection of tax revenues from the American colonies; (5) evolution and change in GAO missions and procedures; and (6) the evolution and procedures of the GAO Program Evaluation and...
What We Were, Who We Are
140954: Jan 1, 1990
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 8, Winter/Spring 1990, describes three distinct eras in GAO history, and how its mission and procedures have evolved to meet the changing needs of Congress. The initial GAO focus on voucher auditing changed, after World War II, to the increased use of a public accounting approach for financial management reviews and reviews of the legality of ag...