Accountability (31 - 40 of 162 items)
Fiscal Year 2010 Performance Plan
GAO-09-304SP: Published: Apr 13, 2009. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 2009.
This report presents the Government Accountability Office's (GAO) Performance Plan for Fiscal Year 2010. In the spirit of the Government Performance and Results Act, this annual plan informs the Congress and the American people about what we expect to accomplish on their behalf in the coming fiscal year. It sets forth our plan to make progress toward achieving our strategic goals for serving the C...
U.S. Postal Service: Escalating Financial Problems Require Major Cost Reductions to Limit Losses
GAO-09-475T: Published: Mar 25, 2009. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 2009.
When Congress passed the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act in December 2006, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) had just completed fiscal year 2006 with its largest mail volume ever--213 billion pieces of mail and a net income of $900 million. Two years later, USPS's financial condition has deteriorated. Mail volume declined by a record 9.5 billion pieces (4.5 percent) in fiscal year 2008, lea...
DOD's High Risk Areas: Actions Needed to Reduce Vulnerabilities and Improve Business Outcomes
GAO-09-460T: Published: Mar 12, 2009. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 2009.
The Department of Defense (DOD) spends billions of dollars to sustain key business operations intended to support the warfighter. In January, GAO released its 2009 high-risk series update report for the 111th Congress. This series emphasizes federal programs and operations that are at high risk because of vulnerabilities to fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement and has also evolved to draw attent...
U.S. Postal Service: Deteriorating Postal Finances Require Aggressive Actions to Reduce Costs
GAO-09-332T: Published: Jan 28, 2009. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 2009.
When Congress passed the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act in December 2006, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) had just completed fiscal year 2006 with its largest mail volume ever--213 billion pieces of mail and a net income of $900 million. Two years later, USPS's mail volume dropped almost 5 percent--the largest single-year decline. The Postmaster General testified last March before this s...
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation: Improvements Needed to Address Financial and Management Challenges
GAO-08-1162T: Published: Sep 24, 2008. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 2008.
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) insures the retirement future of nearly 44 million people in more than 30,000 private-sector defined benefit pension plans. In July 2003, GAO designated PBGC's single-employer pension insurance program--its largest insurance program--as "high risk," including it on GAO's list of major programs that need urgent attention and transformation. The progra...
U.S. Postal Service: USPS Has Taken Steps to Strengthen Network Realignment Planning and Accountability and Improve Communication
GAO-08-1022T: Published: Jul 24, 2008. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 2008.
GAO has issued reports on the U.S. Postal Service's (USPS) strategy for realigning its mail processing network and improving delivery performance information. These reports recommended that the Postmaster General (1) strengthen planning and the overall integration of its realignment efforts, and enhance accountability by establishing measurable targets and evaluating results, (2) improve delivery...
Internal Control: Improvements Needed in SEC's Accounting and Financial Reporting Process
GAO-08-461R: Published: Apr 1, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2008.
On November 16, 2007, we issued our report on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) fiscal years 2007 and 2006 financial statements and on SEC's internal control as of September 30, 2007. We also reported on the results of our tests of SEC's compliance with selected provisions of laws and regulations during fiscal year 2007. The purpose of this report is to present areas of SEC's int...
Defense Travel System: Validity of Travel Payments Statistical Sampling in Question
GAO-08-444R: Published: Mar 3, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 2008.
In response to a congressional mandate to assess the reasons why the Department of Defense (DOD) is not fully in compliance with the Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 (IPIA) related to DOD travel expenditures, GAO issued two reports in 2007. In May 2007, we issued an initial report that provided an overview of DOD's IPIA reporting for fiscal years 2003 through 2006 and a discussion of the...
Management Letter: Recommendations for Improvements to MCC's Internal Controls and Policies on Premium Class Air Travel
GAO-08-468R: Published: Feb 29, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 2008.
On September 28, 2007, GAO issued a report detailing our findings of improper and abusive premium class travel governmentwide. The audit was performed at the request of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate, and Senator Grassley, Committee on Finance, U.S. Senate. As part of the audit, we tested premium class transactions...
Organizational Transformation: Implementing Chief Operating Officer/Chief Management Officer Positions in Federal Agencies
GAO-08-322T: Published: Dec 13, 2007. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 2007.
As agencies across the federal government embark on large-scale organizational change needed to address 21st century challenges, there is a compelling need for leadership to provide the continuing, focused attention essential to completing these multiyear business-related transformations. At the same time, many agencies are suffering from a range of long-standing management problems that are under...