Program evaluation (81 - 90 of 94 items)
Grants Management by State and Local Government: A Systematic Approach
115193: Jan 1, 1981
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 16, Issue 2, Spring 1981. As a result of their unplanned growth in terms of size, dollars, and demands, federal grant-in-aid programs have severely tested the financial management systems of both the Federal grantor agencies responsible for administering the programs and the State and local governments that the programs were intended to help. While the...
Continuing and Widespread Weaknesses in Internal Controls Result in Losses Through Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
FGMSD-80-65: Published: Aug 28, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1980.
Most federal agencies are operating accounting systems that are vulnerable to physical losses and waste of federal money as well as fraudulent and otherwise improper uses. These conditions, noted in a series of GAO reports issued between December 1976 and October 1979 covering financial operations in 11 major federal organizations, are summarized.System vulnerability results from a series of longs...
General Services Administration's Sale of Carson City Silver Dollars
113058: Aug 19, 1980
GAO reviewed the General Services Administration's (GSA) sale of the Government's Carson City Silver Dollars including how the limits were set for the maximum number of coins per category that would be sold on individual orders; an evaluation of the order and coin selection processes; the extent to which bad checks were received and why this occurred; and how the $2.2 million appropriated for the...
Comments on S. 2790
B-199487: Published: Aug 7, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 7, 1980.
GAO reviewed S. 2790, a proposed bill to limit the amount that may be obligated by any agency of the Federal Government for contracts in each of the last 3 months of any fiscal year. GAO found that the specific amount of the limitation is not critical. What is critical is that the needed management improvements be made in the budget execution process. It is indicated that yearend surges take place...
Proposed Increase in Funds Authorized for the Temporary Commission on Financial Oversight of the District of Columbia
109191: Apr 25, 1979
Without proposed legislation the Temporary Commission on Financial Oversight of the District of Columbia will be unable to fulfill the responsibilities assigned to it by law. In essence, public law requires the Commission, through contractors, to improve the District government's financial planning, reporting, and control systems; prepare procedures for ongoing training programs for employees who...
Is the Administrative Flexibility Originally Provided to the U.S. Railway Association Still Needed?
CED-78-19: Published: Feb 22, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1978.
The United States Railway Association (USRA) is a non-profit, mixed ownership Government corporation created under the Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973 to develop and carry out a plan to reorganize bankrupt railroads in the Midwest and Northeast. It has broad discretion in the use of its administrative expense appropriations, and its employees are not Federal Government employees. Therefor...
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...
Procurement Research in GAO: Determining What To Procure
094498: Jun 23, 1977
No summary is currently available...
Organization and Operations of the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission
B-166850: Published: Dec 21, 1972. Publicly Released: Dec 21, 1972.
No summary is currently available...