Internal controls (71 - 80 of 88 items)
Defense Management: Efforts to Streamline Acquisition Management Structure
NSIAD-91-15: Published: Dec 5, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the military services' efforts to streamline acquisition management structures as called for in the Secretary of Defense's July 1989 Defense Management Report (DMR).GAO found that: (1) the services' newly established service acquisition executive (SAE) positions conformed with DMR requirements; (2) each service revised its program executive officer...
Due Process: Procedures for Unfavorable Suitability and Security Clearance Actions
NSIAD-90-97FS: Published: Apr 23, 1990. Publicly Released: May 24, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated six federal agencies' administrative due-process procedures.GAO found that: (1) the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) carried out the civilian personnel suitability and security programs; (2) only one agency had regulations that specifically included administrative due-process procedures for cases where employees were determined unsuitable for...
JFMIP: 40 Years of Progress and the Challenges Ahead
D06549: Dec 20, 1989
This report marks the 40th anniversary of the Joint Financial Management Improvement Program (JFMIP) and highlights its past achievements, current undertakings and future plans. The Joint Program acts as the coordinator and catalyst for financial management improvement involving all federal government operations...
Proposed Legislation to Establish a 4-Year Term for the Position of Administrator of General Services
T-GGD-90-11: Published: Nov 9, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1989.
GAO discussed the General Services Administration's (GSA) management capabilities. GAO found that four deficiencies in GSA management posed significant obstacles to its effective management control, including: (1) ineffective leadership because of frequent turnover in political leadership, lack of career executive involvement in the planning process, and lack of attention to developing senior exec...
General Services Administration: Sustained Attention Required to Improve Performance
GGD-90-14: Published: Nov 6, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 1989.
GAO assessed the General Services Administration's (GSA) ability to: (1) effectively manage changes; (2) improve its human resources management to ensure a quality work force; and (3) establish an effective information management structure to support managerial decisions and to ensure effective financial control and oversight.GAO found that: (1) although GSA should set governmentwide policy and op...
Social Security: Leadership Structure for an Independent Social Security Administration
HRD-89-154: Published: Sep 13, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the use of boards to direct the operations of federal agencies, focusing on the appropriate management structure for the Social Security Administration (SSA) as an independent agency.GAO found that: (1) the board form of organization did not prove effective in providing stable leadership, insulating decisions from political pressures, or ensuring...
National Archives: A Review of Selected Management Issues
AFMD-89-39: Published: May 23, 1989. Publicly Released: May 23, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO investigated allegations that: (1) the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and National Archives Trust Fund Board improperly commingled appropriated funds and unrestricted Trust Fund money; (2) NARA violated federal procurement and personnel regulations; and (3) because Trust Fund personnel did not hold civil service appointments, they we...
Internal Controls: Justice's Payroll System Controls Need Strengthening
GGD-89-50: Published: Mar 28, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's (DOJ) administration of leave without pay (LWOP), focusing on LWOP exceeding 30 consecutive calendar days.GAO found that: (1) DOJ had 72 cases of extended LWOP between 1986 and 1988; (2) because of internal control weaknesses in the DOJ payroll system, one employee received over $6,000 in salary while in a nonpay stat...
Army Training: Need to Strengthen Internal Controls Over Troop Schools
NSIAD-88-208: Published: Aug 4, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 1988.
GAO evaluated the Army's management of its contractor-operated troop schools, to determine whether the: (1) Army determined troop school courses and the number of soldiers attending them in accordance with Army regulations; (2) contractors taught courses that were consistent with Army standards and doctrine; and (3) Army established effective controls over the schools' operations.GAO found that: (...
Ten-Year Perspective on Federal Inspectors General
T-AFMD-88-16: Published: Aug 4, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 1988.
GAO discussed the progress statutory Inspectors General (IG) have made in improving federal government operations and strengthening internal audit and investigative activities. GAO noted that IG: (1) saved the government over $100 billion over the past 10 years; (2) significantly decreased previous internal problems such as fragmented and underfunded audits, lack of audit independence, and lack of...