Reporting requirements (71 - 80 of 90 items)
Managing for Results: Views on Ensuring the Usefulness of Agency Performance Information to Congress
GGD-00-35: Published: Jan 26, 2000. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed three agencies' annual performance plans to determine whether the plans met congressional requirements, focusing on: (1) which aspects of congressional information needs were met by the agency's annual performance plan or some other source; (2) where those needs were not met, and what accounted for the discrepancies or gaps in the information provi...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of Education
OCG-99-5: 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 the Department of Education.GAO noted that: (1) Education continues to experience challenges in its management of student financial aid programs; (2) Education lacks the financial and programmatic information necessary to effectively budget for and manage these...
Reliable Financial Information: A Key to Effective Program Management and Accountability
158699: Jan 1, 1997
GAO presented information on the need for reliable financial information systems for formulating budgets, managing government program operations, and making difficult policy and program decisions...
GPRA Performance Reports
GGD-96-66R: Published: Feb 14, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO presented its initial observations on selected agencies' implementation of the Government Performance and Results Act. GAO noted that: (1) among the 13 pilot projects selected for review, there are some individual practices that can enhance the general usefulness of future performance reports to decisionmakers and the public; (2) these practices include d...
Department of Energy: Status of Reporting Compliance for DOE's Major System Acquisitions
RCED-92-204FS: Published: Aug 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of the Department of Energy's (DOE) compliance with documentation and reporting requirements for its major system acquisitions (MSA).GAO found that: (1) as of June 1992, 27 of 37 DOE MSA had progressed beyond the conceptual design stage and had an estimated total project cost of about $35 billion; (2) seven MSA did not hav...
OMB's High Risk Program: Benefits Found but Greater Oversight Needed
AFMD-92-63: Published: Aug 6, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) high-risk program, focusing on: (1) the involvement of high-level government officials in the program; (2) the accuracy of program progress and status information presented in the President's fiscal year 1993 budget; and (3) OMB general management, organization, staffing, and recordkeeping practices for t...
EPA's Penalties May Not Recover Economic Benefits Gained by Violators
T-RCED-91-69: Published: Jun 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1991.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) penalty policies and practices. GAO found that: (1) despite an EPA commitment to inflict penalties on violators and recent increases in total penalties, penalty amounts showed little relationship to the economic benefit of the violations; (2) the lack of documentation in 65 percent of the cases reviewed made it difficult to determine the ac...
Block Grants: Federal-State Cooperation in Developing National Data Collection Strategies
HRD-89-2: Published: Nov 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed federal and state cooperation in collecting national data on four block grant programs.GAO found that: (1) the cooperative data collection approach reduced state and local governments' administrative burdens, promoted broad state cooperation in the development of national data systems, and allowed states flexibility in accommodating national rep...
National Science Foundation: Allegations of Waste Within the U.S. Antarctic Program
RCED-88-223BR: Published: Sep 22, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined allegations regarding the National Science Foundation's (NSF) U.S. Antarctic Program, specifically alleged: (1) improper disposal of usable equipment and property; (2) illegal equipment use by a foreign country; and (3) inappropriate equipment purchases within the program.GAO found that: (1) neither the individual making the allegations nor NSF off...
Ethics: The Department of Justice's Ethics Program
GGD-88-112BR: Published: Jul 19, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Ethics Program to determine whether the program complied with statutory requirements and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regulations.GAO found that: (1) although the program generally complied with Ethics in Government Act of 1978 requirements, DOJ did not periodically evaluate it or provide training for al...