Appropriations (121 - 130 of 436 items)
Retention Bonuses: More Direction and Oversight Needed
NSIAD-96-42: Published: Nov 6, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 1995.
GAO reviewed whether the Department of Defense (DOD) has effectively managed the Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) Program.GAO found that: (1) the services have awarded some SRB to personnel in high-skill categories where a high percentage of the required positions are already filled; (2) in fiscal year (FY) 1994, 43 percent of the new SRB contracts went to service members in skill categories whe...
[Comments on Decision on DC Government's Transcendence of Its Appropriations for AFDC and Medicaid Obligations and Expenditures]
B-262069: Published: Aug 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1995.
The District of Columbia requested a decision on whether it could exceed its appropriation in order to make obligations and expenditures for its Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) and Medicaid program and for its child abuse/foster care program without violating the Antideficiency Act. GAO held that the District: (1) could not obligate or expend funds in excess of its current appropria...
Defense Business Operations Fund: Management Issues Challenge Fund Implementation
AIMD-95-79: Published: Mar 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in implementing the Defense Business Operations Fund Improvement Plan, focusing on: (1) the policies essential to the Fund's operations; and (2) DOD ongoing efforts to correct problems that hinder Fund operations.GAO found that: (1) DOD has no systematic process in place to ensure consistent implementati...
Failed Financial Institutions: RTC/FDIC Risk Fraud and Mismanagement by Employing Those Deemed Culpable
OSI-95-1: Published: Oct 3, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Resolution Trust Corporation (RTC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) have sufficient systems to assist hiring and management officials in culpability determinations.GAO found that: (1) RTC and FDIC are vulnerable to fraud, abuse, or mismanagement because they do not systematically screen employees or applicants found...
Debt Settlements: FmHA Can Do More to Collect on Loans and Avoid Losses
RCED-95-11: Published: Oct 18, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 1994.
GAO reviewed the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) debt settlements, focusing on: (1) how well FmHA protects government interests during debt settlements; and (2) additional FmHA loans to borrowers whose previous debts were forgiven.GAO found that: (1) FmHA is not adequately protecting government interests during debt settlements; (2) FmHA wrote off about $3.4 billion in outstanding farm loans...
Private Pensions: Funding Rule Change Needed to Reduce PBGC's Multibillion Dollar Exposure
HEHS-95-5: Published: Oct 5, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the underfunding problems of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), focusing on the: (1) efficacy of Pension Protection Act (PPA) provisions in reducing underfunding; and (2) potential impact of the proposed Pension Funding Improvement Act (PFIA) of 1993 and Retirement Protection Act (RPA) of 1993 on improving plan funding.GAO found that:...
National Science Foundation: Better Use of Existing Resources Could Improve Program Administration
RCED-94-95: Published: Jun 24, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), focusing on: (1) how EHR establishes current and future priorities for its education programs; and (2) whether EHR has the resources it needs to effectively administer its programs.GAO found that: (1) EHR sets its program priorities through an informal proc...
Air Force Fighters: More Reliance on Reserves Increases the Need to Know Their Capabilities
NSIAD-94-86: Published: May 9, 1994. Publicly Released: May 9, 1994.
GAO discussed the relative capabilities of active and reserve Air Force fighter forces and the adequacy of current reporting mechanisms to identify differences between those forces.GAO found that: (1) force reductions increase reliance on the reserves; (2) the current strategy regards the reserves as augmenting forces; (3) some reserve fighter aircraft will more likely be needed than others; (4) A...
Mozambique: Insufficient Effort Made to Attract U.S. Suppliers Under AID Commodity Program
NSIAD-94-73: Published: Feb 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) procurement procedures under the Commodity Import Program (CIP), focusing on: (1) why CIP primarily benefits U.S. competitors; (2) whether changes in law or regulation are needed to prevent this procurement imbalance; and (3) whether AID financing of commodity purchases from South Africa violated san...
Measuring U.S.-Canada Trade: Shifting Trade Winds May Threaten Recent Progress
GGD-94-4: Published: Jan 19, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 19, 1994.
GAO reviewed the current systems and processes used for measuring trade between the United States and Canada, focusing on: (1) how these systems are affected by changes in the trade environment; and (2) the United States' and Canada's ability to produce accurate and complete trade data.GAO found that: (1) U.S. exports to Canada and other countries have been undercounted because the Customs Service...