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An Evaluation of the Organizational Relationship of the Office of Human Development Services and the Administration on Aging
FPCD-81-41: Published: Apr 20, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1981.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Human Development Services (0HDS) supervises program agencies, such as the Administration on Aging. GAO reviewed OHDS to determine if: (1) OHDS staff units have infringed on and usurped the responsibilities of the Commissioner on Aging, who heads the Administration on Aging; (2) staff units' placement over the Administration has resulted...
The SBA 8(a) Procurement Program--A Promise Unfulfilled
CED-81-55: Published: Apr 8, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1981.
The 8(a) Procurement Program of the Small Business Administration (SBA) is designed to channel noncompetitive federal contracts to disadvantaged small businesses to help them to become self-sufficient. The program also provides management, technical, marketing, and financial aid. A review was made of the program's implementation.The program has had some benefits: the formation of many disadvantage...
Follow-Up Review of Federal Overtime Practices
FPCD-80-88: Published: Sep 19, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1980.
GAO made a follow-up review of Federal agency and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) actions to detect and prevent overtime abuses.Federal managers are now placing more emphasis on preventing overtime abuses and focusing more attention on the need for adequate controls in authorizing, approving, and monitoring overtime use. Inspector General offices and fraud hotlines were established which ser...
Agencies Should Disclose Consultant's Roles in Preparing Congressionally Mandated Reports
FPCD-80-76: Published: Aug 19, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 19, 1980.
In a GAO study of seven agencies, outside consulting services were used to meet over 40 percent of the agencies' congressionally mandated reporting requirements. Costs for consulting services represented about 66 percent of the total costs incurred in preparing the reports. Agencies generally based their justification for using consulting services on (1) the lack of in-house expertise, and (2) li...
Postal Carrier Route Studies, Great Falls, Montana
GGD-80-55: Published: Apr 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1980.
GAO reviewed 28 of the 56 postal carrier route studies made by the Postal Service in Great Falls, Montana. The review included routes for both post offices involved in the studies.Many errors were revealed which collectively could have affected route adjustments. The errors also created an atmosphere of antagonism and distrust between Postal Service management officials and some of the letter carr...
The Solar in Federal Buildings Demonstration Program
EMD-79-84: Published: Aug 10, 1979. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1979.
The Solar in Federal Buildings Demonstration Program was proposed as a major initiative to demonstrate the Federal Government's leadership in promoting conservation and the use of renewable resources in its in own buildings. However, because the Department of Energy (DOE) has not developed a comprehensive strategy or assumed its mandated leadership responsibilities, this new program is being carri...
Comments on GAO Report on the Administrative Efficiency of the Aid to Families With Dependent Children Program in Contra Costa County, California (HRD-78-159)
109641: Jun 15, 1979
All States operate an Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program which is administered at the county level. The objective of the review was to assess the administrative efficiency of the AFDC program at the operational level by applying systems analysis work measurement techniques. Contra Costa County, California was selected as a study site because it is a large county as defined by t...
Need To Improve Accountability To Reduce Fraud and Mismanagement and Improve Productivity in the Federal Government
109594: Jun 6, 1979
There is a need to improve productivity in carrying out Federal programs. The recurring theme in the problems of Government fraud, mismanagement, and declining productivity is the lack of accountability at all levels of Government. Instituting good management systems, which include performance measurement, can greatly increase accountability in Government. In order to make these systems effective,...
Use of Enlisted Personnel as Drivers for Army Officers in Europe
LCD-78-241: Published: Jan 9, 1979. Publicly Released: Jan 9, 1979.
In compliance with a congressional request, GAO reviewed Army operations to determine whether the Army has encouraged its officers stationed in Europe to personally drive administrative vehicles as part of the U-Drive-It Program.The U-Drive-It policy has not been adequately emphasized by the military in Europe. Drivers have been assigned to officers even when cars have been provided by the program...
Reorganization Impact on the Executive Office of the President
GGD-78-63: Published: Apr 21, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1978.
The impact of Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1977 on the funds, functions, and personnel of the Executive Office of the President was examined. As of March 1978, there were 14 units in the Executive Office instead of the 21 that existed in early 1977 and the 19 that were in effect when the plan was sent to Congress. Full-time permanent positions are being reduced by 244, 9 less than needed to meet t...