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Certification Requirements: Guidance Governing Agency Actions Is Limited
T-GGD-99-166: Published: Sep 9, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the certification requirements of federal agencies, focusing on: (1) the extent and variety of certification activities in the federal government; (2) the extent to which any policies, procedures, or guidance exist governing these activities, either governmentwide or within selected agencies; and (3) an agency certification practice that could ser...
General Services Administration: Information on Pricing Retail Packaging Products
GGD-99-116: Published: Jul 7, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO examined the General Services Administration's (GSA) retail packaging products program, focusing on whether: (1) GSA is required by law to set its prices for retail packaging products at levels sufficient to ensure that all selling costs are recovered on each item; and (2) GSA's selling prices for these items do recover all costs.GAO noted that: (1) GSA i...
National Gambling Impact Study Commission: Selected Operational Practices
GGD-99-46: Published: Apr 16, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected operational practices of the National Gambling Impact Study Commission (NGISC), focusing on: (1) whether NGISC is subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and, if so, whether NGISC followed FACA with respect to three specific meetings; (2) what contracting procedures were used in NGISC's award of three major contracts; (3) why...
Comments on Deletion of FTS 2000 Provision from 1996 Appropriation Act
B-261944: Published: Jul 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided on opinion on the deletion of the FTS 2000 mandatory utilization provision from the fiscal year 1996 Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government Appropriation Act. GAO noted that the: (1) provision's deletion would not affect current FTS 2000 contracts, since the General Services Administration has adequate independent authority under current...
Federal Downsizing: Observations on Agencies' Implementation of the Buyout Authority
T-GGD-95-164: Published: May 17, 1995. Publicly Released: May 17, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed federal agencies' use of their buyout authority to reduce staff levels. GAO noted that: (1) by fiscal year 1996, nonDefense agencies expect to perform about 37,000 buyouts and Department of Defense agencies expect 69,000 buyouts; (2) 43 nonDefense agencies have reported paying buyouts; (3) almost 40 percent of nonDefense buyouts have gone to emplo...
Cost of Products Sold to DOD
NSIAD-94-90R: Published: Jan 24, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) differences in the costs of products sold to the Department of Defense (DOD) and other federal agencies compared to the costs for similar products sold to commercial customers; and (2) extent that federal procurement laws and regulations contribute to cost differences between the federal government and commercial consumers. GAO found that:...
FPI Systems Furniture
GGD-93-51R: Published: Jul 7, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Federal Prison Industries, Inc.'s (UNICOR) production and sales of systems furniture to federal agencies. GAO noted that: (1) prison inmates currently perform some of the manufacturing on all system furniture products except mobile and fixed file components; (2) UNICOR annually employs 725 inmates for about 1,900 hours each for f...
Financial Audit: U.S. Government Printing Office's Financial Statements for Fiscal Year 1992
AFMD-93-62: Published: May 11, 1993. Publicly Released: May 11, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the U. S. Government Printing Office's (GPO) financial statements for the year ended September 30, 1992, its internal controls, and compliance with selected laws and regulations and its budget authority.GAO found that GPO: (1) 1992 financial statements were reliable in all material respects; (2) internal controls were effective in protecting assets...
Federal Contracting: Cost-effective Contract Management Requires Sustained Commitment
T-RCED-93-2: Published: Dec 3, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1992.
GAO discussed civilian agency contracting practices and steps which could be taken to improve contractor management and oversight. GAO noted that: (1) civil agency contracting problems included agency reliance on contractors to carry out agency missions, ineffective contract administration, insufficient contract auditing oversight, and a lack of high-level management attention to contract manageme...
Database Machine Procurement
IMTEC-92-70R: Published: Aug 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1992.
GAO reviewed the risk assessment of the Navy and Air Force multiagency database machine acquisition. GAO found that the: (1) Navy did not formally notify the General Services Administration (GSA) of program changes, risking acquisition delays until GSA approved the changes; (2) Navy plans to monitor agencies' ordering activities by relying on contractor-prepared monthly production and delivery rep...