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Legislative Restrictions on Contractor Use of Mandatory Arbitration Agreements Have Had No Reported Impacts on National Security
GAO-11-717R: Published: Jun 13, 2011. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 2011.
Section 8102 of the Department of Defense (DOD) and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2011 directed us to evaluate the effect on national security resulting from the section's requirements. These requirements, as well as those previously included in Section 8116 of the DOD Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2010, prohibit DOD's use of funds appropriated by the respective acts...
Federal Compensation Programs: Perspectives on Four Programs
GAO-06-230: Published: Nov 18, 2005. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 2005.
Since 1969, when Congress established the Black Lung Program as a temporary federal program to provide benefits for coal miners disabled by pneumoconiosis (black lung disease), the federal government has played an ever-increasing role in providing benefits to individuals injured as result of exposure to harmful substances. Although the Black Lung Program was initially designed to end in 1976, when...
Energy Employees Compensation: Obstacles Remain in Processing Cases Efficiently and Ensuring a Source of Benefit Payments
GAO-04-571T: Published: Mar 30, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 2004.
The Department of Energy (Energy) and its predecessor agencies and contractors have employed thousands of people in the nuclear weapons production complex. Some employees were exposed to toxic substances, including radioactive and hazardous materials, during this work, and many subsequently developed illnesses. Subtitle D of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 200...
Indian Issues: Spokane Tribe's Additional Compensation Claim for the Grand Coulee Dam
GAO-04-125T: Published: Oct 2, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 2003.
The Grand Coulee Dam was constructed on the Columbia River in northeastern Washington State from 1933 to 1942. The reservoir behind the dam covers land on the Colville Reservation along the Columbia River and land on the adjacent Spokane Reservation along both the Columbia and Spokane rivers. Under a 1940 act, the federal government paid $63,000 and $4,700 to the Colville and Spokane tribes, respe...
Federal Tort Claims Act: Coverage and Claims for Tribal Self-Determination Contracts at the Indian Health Service
GAO-01-1001T: Published: Jul 31, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 2001.
The Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975 encourages tribes to participate in and manage programs that for years had been administered on their behalf by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of the Interior. The act authorizes tribes to take over the administration of such programs through contractual arrangements with the agencies that prev...
Federal Tort Claims Act: Claims History and Issues Affecting Coverage for Tribal Self-Determination Contracts
T-RCED-00-234: Published: Jul 12, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed: (1) the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) claims history for tribal self-determination contracts for fiscal years 1997 through 1999; and (2) FTCA coverage issues that are unique to tribal contractors.GAO noted that: (1) data on FTCA claims involving tribal contractors are not readily available because neither the Department of the Interior nor the D...
Private Disability Insurance: Employer-Sponsored Plans
HEHS-00-18R: Published: Nov 5, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on private sector employer-sponsored disability insurance plans, focusing on the: (1) number of people in the private sector covered by short-term or long-term employer-sponsored disability insurance; (2) number of short- and long-term disability claims filed each year and the number of initial awards; and (3) average processing time for initial sh...
Indian Issues: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe's Additional Compensation Claim for the Oahe Dam
RCED-98-39: Published: Jan 28, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed a private consultant's economic analysis of compensation due to the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe for the construction of the Oahe dam on tribal lands.GAO noted that: (1) the consultant's primary approach, which produced an estimate of $300.7 million in additional compensation, relies on questionable assumptions about the value of the tribe's losses i...
[Comments on Claim for Lost Interest on U.S. Payment to Tribal Fund]
B-272979: Published: Aug 23, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1996.
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