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Countering Violent Extremism: Additional Actions Could Strengthen Training Efforts
GAO-13-79: Published: Oct 18, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 2012.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has identified and is communicating to its components and state and local partners topics that the training on countering violent extremism (CVE) it provides or funds should cover; in contrast, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has not identified what topics should be covered in its CVE-related training. According to a DHS official who leads DHS's CVE effort...
DHS Immigration Attorneys: Workload Analysis and Workforce Planning Efforts Lack Data and Documentation
GAO-07-206: Published: Apr 17, 2007. Publicly Released: May 17, 2007.
The legal staff of key Department of Homeland Security (DHS) components--Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and Customs and Border Protection (CBP)--perform important immigration enforcement, inspection, and service functions. This report addresses the actions ICE, USCIS, and CBP legal offices are taking to identify attorney needs, determi...
Employee Misconduct: Justice Should Clearly Document Investigative Actions
GGD-92-31: Published: Feb 7, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the operations of the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), focusing on the: (1) contents of OPR case files; and (2) quality of OPR investigations.GAO found that: (1) OPR investigates allegations of criminal and ethical misconduct against DOJ employees, including such offenses as drug use, assault, improper disc...
Social Security: Time Required to Approve and Pay Attorney Fees Can Be Reduced
HRD-89-7: Published: Oct 18, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 21, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement and a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) fee payment procedures for attorneys representing claimants' denied social security disability benefits, to: (1) identify obstacles to the timely payment of the fees; (2) provide information on claimants' access to attorneys; and (3) provide information on attorney fees and ch...
Propriety of Hiring Member of City Council as Congressional Staff Member
B-188077: Published: Jan 12, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1983.
This letter is in response to the proposed hiring a member of the City Council of Tacoma, Washington.It was found that GAO suggests contacting the Attorney General for a definitive interpretation of the provisions of Title 18 with regard to the hiring. Also, contact the Clerk of the House of Representative to ascertain whether there are any House Rules that might affect the outside employment of a...
Payment of Claims Against the Panama Canal
ID-83-34: Published: Mar 4, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1983.
During October 1, 1979 to March 31, 1982, the U.S. Attorney for the Panama Canal Zone sent a number of final judgments against the Panama Canal Company by the U.S. District Court for the Canal Zone to GAO for certification and payment from the permanent indefinite appropriation for judgments. The judgments were paid from a permanent judgment appropriation account. GAO reviewed this matter in respo...
Funding Gaps Jeopardize Federal Government Operations
PAD-81-31: Published: Mar 3, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1981.
Interruptions in federal agency funding at the beginning of the fiscal year (FY) and operations on continuing resolutions have become the norm rather than the exception. During the normal deliberations process on appropriations for FY 1981, it became clear that a funding gap might develop. In response to the President's request for an opinion on the Antideficiency Act, the Attorney General ruled t...
Service Contract Act Should Not Apply to Service Employees of ADP and High-Technology Companies
HRD-80-102: Published: Sep 16, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1980.
The Service Contract Act of 1965 protects workers' wages on federal contracts when the contracts' principal purpose is to provide services in the United States using service employees. Minimum wages and fringe benefits must be based on rates that the Secretary of Labor determines as prevailing for service employees in the locality. The Department of Labor notified the General Services Administrati...