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Government Management: Addressing High Risks and Improving Performance and Accountability
T-OCG-99-23: Published: Feb 10, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the major challenges faced by the government in improving its performance and strengthening accountability, focusing on agencies' need to: (1) adopt an effective results orientation; (2) improve the use of information technology to achieve results; (3) strengthen financial management decision-making and accountability; and (4) build, maintain, and...
Major Management Challenges and Risks: An Executive Summary
OCG-99-ES: Published: Feb 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1999.
As part of its Performance and Accountability Series, GAO provided information on the major management challenges and program risks facing federal agencies.GAO noted that: (1) the government faces a number of major challenges to improving performance and strengthening accountability; (2) overall, agencies are making progress in trying to correct these problems and Congress has acted through hearin...
[Comments on Whether a Federal Employee Can Use Government Resources To Support Reserve Activities]
B-277678: Published: Jan 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1999.
GAO provided information on whether a federal employee on official duty, who is also a member of the National Guard or the armed forces Reserves, may conduct, and use agency office equipment to support, Guard or Reserve business. GAO held that: (1) agencies may permit their employees to use a limited amount of official time and agency resources to support the Guard or Reserves; (2) employees who a...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: A Governmentwide Perspective
OCG-99-1: Published: Jan 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1999.
As part of its Performance and Accountability Series, GAO provided information on the major management challenges and program risks facing federal agencies.GAO noted that: (1) many agencies continue to struggle with the basic tenets of performance-based management; (2) challenges for federal agencies include: (a) defining appropriate results-oriented goals and measures; (b) aligning organizations...
Internal Revenue Service: Physical Security Over Taxpayer Receipts and Data Needs Improvement
AIMD-99-15: Published: Nov 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) physical controls over receipts and taxpayer data.GAO noted that: (1) IRS' controls over receipts and taxpayer data do not adequately reduce the vulnerability of the federal government and taxpayers to loss from theft; (2) this condition existed because of the length of time required to conduct background inve...
Results Act: Observations on the Office of Personnel Management's Annual Performance Plan
GGD-98-130: Published: Jul 28, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) annual performance plan for fiscal year (FY) 1999, focusing on whether OPM's plan complies with the statutory requirements and congressional intent as contained in the Government Performance and Results Act and related guidance.GAO noted that: (1) OPM's annual performance plan addresses the six program com...
High-Risk Series: Defense Financial Management
HR-97-3: Published: Feb 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1997.
GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) inability to put in place the financial management operations and controls required to produce the information it needs to ensure adequate accountability and support decision-making, focusing on DOD's need to transform candid acknowledgements of problems in six critical areas into comprehensive, realistic corrective actions.GAO found that: (1) DOD's f...
Merit Systems Protection Board: Mission Performance, Employee Protections, and Working Environment
GGD-95-213: Published: Aug 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Merit Systems Protection Board's (MSPB) performance, management, and operations, focusing on: (1) whether the MSPB appeals process is effectively protecting federal employees against improper personnel practices; (2) the accountability mechanisms MSPB has in place to provide its employees with merit system protections; and (3) the actions MSPB...
NPR Recommendations on T&A Data
AIMD-94-193R: Published: Sep 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1994.
GAO reviewed the National Performance Review's (NPR) efforts to eliminate sign-in and sign-out sheets, focusing on four employment situations in which time sheets would be eliminated for full-time employees. GAO noted that: (1) NPR recommends that payroll and other fiscal procedures be streamlined and reduced so that government operations can become more cost-efficient; (2) improvements to streaml...
The White House: Travel Office Operations
GGD-94-132: Published: May 2, 1994. Publicly Released: May 2, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the White House Travel Office's operations, focusing on: (1) its past operations and oversight; (2) its current operations and the extent to which past problems have been corrected; (3) actions taken in 1993 that led to White House officials' decision to investigate Travel Office operations; and (4) the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) and Federa...