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U.S. Postal Service: Key Elements of Comprehensive Postal Reform
GAO-04-397T: Published: Jan 28, 2004. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 2004.
Both the Presidential Commission on the U.S. Postal Service and GAO's past work have reported that universal postal service is at risk and that reform is needed to minimize the risk of a significant taxpayer bailout or dramatic postal rate increases. GAO has testified that Congress should enact comprehensive postal reform legislation that would clarify the Postal Service's (the Service) mission an...
U.S. Postal Service: Bold Action Needed to Continue Progress on Postal Transformation
GAO-04-108T: Published: Nov 5, 2003. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 2003.
Last year the President established a commission to examine the future of the U.S. Postal Service (the Service). Its report, issued in July 2003, contained a proposed vision for the Service and recommendations to ensure the viability of postal services. GAO was asked to discuss (1) its perspective on the commission's report and (2) suggestions for next steps. This testimony is based on GAO's analy...
U.S. Postal Service: Key Postal Transformation Issues
GAO-03-812T: Published: May 29, 2003. Publicly Released: May 29, 2003.
The President established this Commission to examine the state of the U.S. Postal Service (the Service) and submit a report by July 31, 2003, with a proposed future vision for the Service and recommendations to ensure the viability of postal services. GAO has provided congressional committees with many reports and testimonies on postal matters, and this testimony is based largely on these prior re...
Architect of the Capitol: Management and Accountability Framework Needed for Organizational Transformation
GAO-03-231: Published: Jan 17, 2003. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 2003.
The Office of the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) plays an important role in supporting the effective functioning of the Congress and its neighboring institutions. With a budget of $426 million, AOC is responsible for the maintenance, renovation, and new construction of all buildings and grounds within the Capitol Hill complex. GAO was mandated by the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2002, to...
Managing For Results: Next Steps to Improve the Federal Government's Management and Performance
GAO-02-439T: Published: Feb 15, 2002. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 2002.
Federal agencies need to work with other governmental organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector, both domestically and internationally, to achieve results. By focusing on accountable, results-oriented management, the federal government can use this network to deliver economical, efficient, and effective programs and services to the American people. The administration's p...
NASA: Status of Achieving Key Outcomes and Addressing Major Management Challenges
GAO-01-868: Published: Jul 31, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 2001.
GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) fiscal year 2000 performance report to assess the agency's progress in achieving selected key outcomes important to NASA's mission. The selected key outcomes are to (1) expand scientific knowledge of the Earth system, (2) expand the commercial development of space, and (3) deploy and operate the International Space Station saf...
Department of the Treasury: Information on the Office of Enforcement's Operations
GAO-01-305: Published: Mar 2, 2001. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 2001.
This report discusses GAO's review of the Department of the Treasury's Office of Enforcement. The office was created to provide oversight, policy guidance, and support to Treasury's enforcement bureaus. GAO found that no comprehensive source provided guidance to either the office staff or to the bureaus on the circumstances under which bureaus are required to interact with the office. In addition,...
Program Evaluation: Studies Helped Agencies Measure or Explain Program Performance
GGD-00-204: Published: Sep 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how federal agencies used evaluation studies to report on their achievements, focusing on: (1) how program evaluation studies or methods served in performance reporting; and (2) circumstances that led agencies to conduct evaluations.GAO noted that: (1) evaluations helped the agencies improve their measurement of program performance or understanding...
Observations on the Department of Health and Human Services' Fiscal Year 1999 Performance Report and Fiscal Year 2001 Performance Plan
HEHS-00-127R: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Service's (HHS) fiscal year (FY) 1999 performance report and FY 2001 performance plan required by Government Performance and Results Act.GAO noted that: (1) HHS generally met its FY 1999 goals in improving waste, fraud, and error in Medicare and Medicaid; (2) HHS has recognized that having specific error rates for...
Observations on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Fiscal Year 1999 Performance Report and Fiscal Year 2001 Performance Plan
RCED-00-211R: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) fiscal year (FY) 1999 performance report and FY 2001 performance plan required by the Government Performance and Results Act.GAO noted that: (1) although HUD did not attain all of the specific goals set in its FY 1999 annual performance plan, it generally made progress toward them, according t...