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Decennial Census: Lessons Learned for Locating and Counting Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers
GAO-03-605: Published: Jul 3, 2003. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 2003.
One of the U.S. Census Bureau's (Bureau) long-standing challenges has been counting migrant farm workers. Although the Bureau goes to great lengths to locate these individuals, its efforts are often hampered by the unconventional and hidden housing arrangements, distrust of outsiders, and language and literacy issues often associated with this population group. To help inform the planning for the...
Justice Department: Better Management Oversight and Internal Controls Needed to Ensure Accuracy of Terrorism-Related Statistics
GAO-03-266: Published: Jan 17, 2003. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 2003.
In accordance with the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993, the Department of Justice (DOJ) provides Congress and the public with an annual performance report. These reports serve as an important measure of DOJ's progress related to its strategic goals and objectives, including statistics on its Fiscal Year 2000 Performance Report. We were asked to review the accuracy of DOJ's terrorism...
Contract Management: Government Faces Challenges in Gathering Socioeconomic Data on Purchase Card Merchants
GAO-03-56: Published: Dec 13, 2002. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 2003.
Government purchase cards have streamlined the process of acquiring goods and services by allowing employees to purchase directly from merchants rather than going through the regular procurement process. The government spent $13.8 billion using purchase cards in fiscal year 2001. However, the government does not know how purchase card spending impacts small businesses and other socioeconomic categ...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Environmental Protection Agency
GAO-03-112: Published: Jan 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 2003.
In its 2001 performance and accountability report on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), GAO identified important challenges facing the agency in improving environmental information, developing a comprehensive human capital approach, and strengthening working relationships with the states. The information GAO presents in this report is intended to help to sustain congressional attention and...
Performance Reporting: Few Agencies Reported on the Completeness and Reliability of Performance Data
GAO-02-372: Published: Apr 26, 2002. Publicly Released: May 16, 2002.
The Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) requires federal agencies to set goals for program performance and to report annually on their progress toward achieving those goals. Agencies need to produce credible performance data to provide transparency of government operations so that Congress, program managers, and others can make informed decisions. The Reports Consolidation Act of 2000 re...
Federal Real Property: Better Governmentwide Data Needed for Strategic Decisionmaking
GAO-02-342: Published: Apr 16, 2002. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 2002.
For 50 years, the General Services Administration (GSA) has maintained the federal government's real property assets, including military installations, office buildings, laboratories, courthouses, postal facilities, and embassies. Separately, the Department of the Treasury produces annual financial information on these assets. GSA's worldwide inventory is the only central source of detailed inform...
District of Columbia Government: Progress and Challenges in Performance Management
GAO-01-96T: Published: Oct 3, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 2000.
This testimony focuses on the District of Columbia's progress and challenges in performance management. GAO discusses whether the District: (1) met the 29 performance goals that it scheduled for completion by the end of fiscal year 2000 that Congress chose from the more than 400 performance measures contained in the Mayor's fiscal year 2001 budget request, and (2) provided evidence that the perfor...
Government Performance and Results Act: Information on Science Issues in the Department of Energy's Accountability Report for Fiscal Year 1999 and Performance Plans for Fiscal Years 2000 and 2001
RCED-00-268R: Published: Aug 25, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) accountability report for fiscal year (FY) 1999 and performance plans for fiscal years 2000 and 2001, focusing on whether the report: (1) conveyed a coherent picture of the Department's science programs; and (2) clearly links to its budget.GAO noted that: (1) DOE's accountability report for FY 1999 and performance p...
Observations on the Department of Commerce's Fiscal Year 1999 Annual Program Performance Report and Fiscal Year 2001 Annual Performance Plan
GGD-00-152R: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Commerce's fiscal year (FY) 1999 annual program performance report and FY 2001 annual performance plan required by the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA).GAO noted that: (1) Commerce's FY 1999 performance report indicated that the agency made some progress concerning key outcomes; (2) Commerce used measurable go...
Observations on the Department of Health and Human Services' Fiscal Year 1999 Performance Report and Fiscal Year 2001 Performance Plan
HEHS-00-127R: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Service's (HHS) fiscal year (FY) 1999 performance report and FY 2001 performance plan required by Government Performance and Results Act.GAO noted that: (1) HHS generally met its FY 1999 goals in improving waste, fraud, and error in Medicare and Medicaid; (2) HHS has recognized that having specific error rates for...