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Transportation Activities 1946-1975: Interview with Joseph P. Normile, Fred J. Shafer, and Thomas E. Sullivan
OP-24-OH: Published: Jan 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1992.
GAO presented a transcript of a videotaped interview with Joseph P. Normile, Fred J. Shafer, and Thomas E. Sullivan, three former GAO officials who held various positions in the transportation area between 1946 and 1975, as part of its program to record key government officials' observations and impressions and ensure that the bases for policy decisions and other important events are systematicall...
OMB Circular A-76: Flaws in Cherry Point Comparison Preclude Validation of Contracting Decision
NSIAD-92-38: Published: Oct 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed an 8-year Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-76 cost study at the Marine Corps Air Station in Cherry Point, North Carolina, which concluded in July 1990 that the station's facilities maintenance, utilities, and motor transportation functions could be performed more economically by a contractor.GAO could not clarify whether services co...
Inventory Management: Strengthened Controls Needed to Detect and Deter Small Arms Parts Thefts
NSIAD-91-186: Published: Jul 17, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Army's management of small arms parts for all the services, focusing on whether inventory controls, oversight by higher commands, and physical security were adequate to deter or detect thefts at four depots.GAO found that: (1) an analysis of one depot's inventory records disclosed significant inventory control problems, including large and cons...
Expired Appropriations: New Limitations on Availability Make Improved Management by DOD Essential
NSIAD-91-156: Published: Jul 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Defense's (DOD) use of expired appropriations, focusing on the: (1) growth and size of the M accounts and the merged surplus authority through September 30, 1990; (2) use of such accounts by the Army, Navy, and Air Force to fund upward adjustments of contract costs; and (3) extent to which that use satisfied all legal requirements...
Navy Office Space: Issues on Relocating Selected Commands from the Washington, D.C., Area
NSIAD-91-107: Published: May 17, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined issues related to relocating selected Navy commands from the metropolitan District of Columbia (DC) area, focusing on: (1) the possible impact on command operations; (2) factors relating to relative costs of selected alternatives; and (3) relative quality-of-life factors for employees.GAO found that advantages and disadvantages of relocation on com...
Federal Affirmative Action: Better EEOC Guidance and Agency Analysis of Underrepresentation Needed
T-GGD-91-32: Published: May 16, 1991. Publicly Released: May 16, 1991.
GAO discussed the results of its investigation concerning the hiring, promotion, and retention of women and minorities in the federal government. GAO found that: (1) the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) requires federal agencies to prepare multiyear plans and to update them and report accomplishments annually; (2) women and minorities were often underrepresented, especially at higher...
The Public Service: Issues Affecting Its Quality, Effectiveness, Integrity, and Stewardship
GGD-90-103: Published: Sep 13, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1990.
In response to a legislative requirement, GAO reported on key issues affecting the federal public service as identified from 93 reports and testimonies GAO issued in fiscal year (FY) 1989.GAO found that deficiencies and problems within government programs and services continue because of the federal government's inability to consistently: (1) ensure a high-quality work force and improve its effect...
Army Inventory: Army Annually Spends Millions to Keep Retention-Level Stocks
NSIAD-90-236: Published: Sep 11, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about the Army's retention of inventory in excess of its current operating and war reserve needs.GAO found that: (1) the Army Aviation Systems Command, one of six national inventory control points (ICP), had retention-level inventory valued at about $1 billion, and retained many times the amount of inventory that was reasonably required...
Industrial Funds: The Department of Defense's Management of ACP Funds
NSIAD-90-202FS: Published: Jun 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on aspects of the Department of Defense's (DOD) management of Asset Capitalization Program (ACP) funds, focusing on the DOD policy allowing industrial fund activities to obligate ACP funds without reserving the necessary assets to fund obligations as they became due.GAO found that: (1) from fiscal years (FY) 1983 through 1989, Congress...
Trends in the Number of Strikes and Use of Permanent Strike Replacements in the 1980s
T-HRD-90-41: Published: Jun 13, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1990.
GAO discussed the practice of hiring permanent employees to replace striking workers, based on data it obtained from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and on information it obtained through interviews with employers and union representatives. GAO noted that: (1) the number of strikes in the United States from 1980 through 1989 annually averaged 1,250, about half the annual average num...