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Management Report: Improvements Needed in IRS's Internal Controls and Accounting Procedures
GAO-04-553R: Published: Apr 26, 2004. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 2004.
In November 2003, we issued our report on the results of our audit of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) financial statements as of and for the fiscal years ending September 30, 2003 and 2002, and on the effectiveness of its internal controls as of September 30, 2003. We also reported our conclusions on IRS's compliance with significant provisions of selected laws and regulations and on whether...
Contract Management: Coast Guard's Deepwater Program Needs Increased Attention to Management and Contractor Oversight
GAO-04-380: Published: Mar 9, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 2004.
The Coast Guard's Deepwater program, the largest acquisition program in its history, involves modernizing or replacing ships, aircraft, and communications equipment. The Coast Guard awarded the Deepwater contract to Integrated Coast Guard Systems (ICGS) in June 2002. The Coast Guard estimates the program will cost $17 billion over a 30-year period. ICGS is a system integrator, with responsibility...
Competitive Sourcing: Greater Emphasis Needed on Increasing Efficiency and Improving Performance
GAO-04-367: Published: Feb 27, 2004. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2004.
In August 2001, the administration announced competitive sourcing as one of five initiatives in the President's Management Agenda. Under competitive sourcing, federal agencies open their commercial activities to competition among public and private sector sources. While competitive sourcing is expected to encourage innovation and improve efficiency and performance, it represents a major management...
Comptroller General's Forum: High-Performing Organizations: Metrics, Means, and Mechanisms for Achieving High Performance in the 21st Century Public Management Environment
GAO-04-343SP: Published: Feb 13, 2004. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2004.
As we face the challenges of the 21st century, the federal government must strive to build high-performing organizations. Nothing less than a fundamental transformation in the people, processes, technology, and environment used by federal agencies to address public goals will be necessary to address public needs. In high-performing organizations, management controls, processes, practices, and syst...
Questions for Competitive Sourcing Hearing Record
GAO-04-155R: Published: Oct 3, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 2003.
The Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs requested GAO's views on various competitive sourcing issies, including the recent revisions made by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to its Circular A-76. GAO answered questions on (1) making "best value" instead of "lowest cost" the factor...
Electronic Government: Progress and Challenges in Implementing the Office of Personnel Management's Initiatives
GAO-03-1169T: Published: Sep 23, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 2003.
Electronic government (e-government) refers to the use of information technology (IT), including Web-based Internet applications, to enhance access to and delivery of government information and services, as well as to improve the internal efficiency and effectiveness of the federal government. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is managing five e-government initiatives whose goal is to trans...
Review of Veterans' Preference and the 'Rule of 3'
GAO-03-966R: Published: Aug 22, 2003. Publicly Released: Aug 22, 2003.
The General Accounting Office has completed a review of selected agencies' compliance with veterans' preference and the "Rule of 3" in federal hiring. This review was requested by Congressman Lane Evans, Ranking Minority Member of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, and Senator Tom Daschle. As agreed with the requesters, because of continuing oversight of agencies' delegated examining units (...
Human Capital: Further Guidance, Assistance, and Coordination Can Improve Federal Telework Efforts
GAO-03-679: Published: Jul 18, 2003. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 2003.
Telework--work done at a location other than a traditional office--has gained widespread attention over the past decade as a human capital flexibility offering various potential benefits to employers, employees, and society. Using such flexibilities as management tools can help the federal government address its human capital challenges. GAO did this study in response to a congressional request to...
Employment of OMHAR Staff at HUD Following Their Employment at OMHAR
GAO-03-703R: Published: Jun 30, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2003.
To reduce the estimated multibillion-dollar costs to the federal government of renewing rental subsidy contracts while helping preserve available and affordable low-income rental housing, Congress passed the Multifamily Assisted Housing Reform and Affordability Act of 1997 (Act), which established the "mark-to market" program to restructure the contracts. The Act also created the Office of Multifa...
Human Capital: Building on DOD's Reform Effort to Foster Governmentwide Improvements
GAO-03-851T: Published: Jun 4, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 2003.
People are at the heart of an organization's ability to perform its mission. Yet a key challenge for the Department of Defense (DOD), as for many federal agencies, is to strategically manage its human capital. DOD's proposed National Security Personnel System would provide for wide-ranging changes in DOD's civilian personnel pay and performance management and other human capital areas. Given the m...