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Personnel Practices: Career Appointments Granted Political Appointees From October 1998 Through June 2000
GGD-00-205: Published: Sep 18, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the appointment of political appointees to career positions in the executive branch, focusing on: (1) the number of political appointees who converted to career service positions between October 1, 1998, and June 30, 2000; and (2) certain information about the political positions they held and the career positions to which they converted.GAO noted...
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...
Employee Travel Claims: Supervisory Approval of Vouchers
AIMD-97-44R: Published: Mar 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1997.
Pursuant to an agency request, GAO provided an opinion on the permissibility of the Department of Energy (DOE) eliminating supervisory approval of staff travel vouchers if alternative controls that provide the same level of assurance are implemented.GAO noted that: (1) supervisory approval of staff travel vouchers can be eliminated if: (a) there are effective compensating controls to determine the...
USDA Management: Progress in Meeting GPRA's Requirements
RCED-97-65R: Published: Feb 26, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1997.
GAO provided information on the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) progress in meeting the requirements of the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), focusing on USDA efforts to: (1) develop a departmentwide strategic plan, which includes a mission statement and long-term strategic goals for fiscal years (FY) 1997 through 2002; (2) consult with the Congress in preparing this strate...
Information on the Davis-Bacon Act
HEHS-97-30R: Published: Oct 30, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) whether wage determinations promulgated by the Department of Labor under the Davis-Bacon Act were lower than local area prevailing wages; (2) the possibility of fraud in the payment of wages under the Davis-Bacon Act; and (3) the total dollar amount spent on construction covered by the Davis-Bacon Act and on all construction during fiscal year...
Amendments to Regulation X, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act
OGC-96-22: Published: Jun 28, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) new rule on exemptions for payments by employers to employees and borrowers to computer loan origination systems. GAO found that: (1) the rule would create three limited exemptions for permissible payments by employers to bona fide employees, and revise certain controlled business disclosure...
Employees' Travel Claims (NWTRB)
AIMD-96-93R: Published: May 17, 1996. Publicly Released: May 17, 1996.
The Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board (NWTRB) requested GAO views on whether its two proposed changes for processing employee temporary duty travel claims conformed with GAO guidance. GAO noted that: (1) the NWTRB proposal to change the threshold for submitting receipts for expenses from $25 to $75 is acceptable as long as NWTRB implementation is consistent with General Services Administration...
Intelligence Agencies: Selected Personnel Practices at CIA, NSA, and DIA Compared to Other Agencies
NSIAD-96-6: Published: Mar 11, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed personnel practices at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), National Security Agency (NSA), and the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), focusing on: (1) how equal employment opportunity (EEO) and adverse action practices at these agencies compare with other federal agencies; and (2) whether employee protections at these agencies could be standardi...
Governmentwide Travel Management: Federal Agencies Have Opportunities for Streamlining and Improving Their Travel Practices
T-AIMD-96-60: Published: Mar 8, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1996.
GAO discussed efforts for improving governmentwide travel management, focusing on a comparison of civilian federal agencies' and private-sector travel management practices. GAO noted that: (1) private-sector organizations have cut travel processing costs and time by consolidating travel management and processing centers, eliminating unnecessary review layers, simplifying travel processing, and str...
Terminating Federal Helium Refining
RCED-95-252R: Published: Aug 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the possible consequences of proposed legislation to end the Bureau of Mines' production and sale of refined helium. GAO noted that: (1) the Bureau estimates that production and sale of refined helium could cease within 6 months after legislation is passed and that other related actions could be completed within 2 years if no conting...