Budgets (41 - 48 of 48 items)
Need To Reexamine the Federal Role in Planning, Selecting, and Funding State and Local Parks
CED-81-32: Published: Apr 22, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1981.
GAO assessed how well the Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service (HCRS) has administered the share of a fund established under the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act of 1965 which was spent for State and local outdoor recreation to evaluate the basis for making grants from the fund and to provide recommendations to help guide future public funding of park and recreational land facilities.U...
Bureau of Indian Affairs Violated Antideficiency Act in 1977
FGMSD-80-88: Published: Oct 2, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1980.
A Bureau of Indian Affairs violation of the Antideficiency Act in fiscal year 1977 was an overobligation of at least $186,000, but perhaps as much as $13 million. It was not reported to the Office of Management and Budget and to Congress as required by law, and because problems permitting the violation prevailed throughout most of fiscal 1978, the Bureau may have had another Antideficiency Act vio...
The Davis-Bacon Act Should Be Repealed
HRD-79-18: Published: Apr 27, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1979.
The Davis-Bacon Act requires that each contract for the construction, alteration, or repair of public buildings in excess of $2,000, to which the United States is a party or shares the financing, must state the minimum wages to be paid to various classes of laborers and mechanics. The minimum wages are those determined by the Secretary of Labor to be prevailing for laborers employed on projects of...
Long-Term Cost Implications of Farmers Home Administration Subsidized and Guaranteed Loan Program
PAD-79-15: Published: Apr 24, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1979.
Cost implications of subsidized and guaranteed loans made by the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) were reviewed and a methodology for long-term cost projections was developed by selecting the major lending programs in the agency and identifying the cost components for each.In fiscal year 1979 the authorization request exceeded $7 billion, but FmHA did not identify the future financial obligation...
Need for HEW To Recover Federal Funds in Uncashed AFDC Checks
HRD-79-68: Published: Apr 5, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 1979.
GAO reviewed the requirements and practices for refunding or crediting the federal government's portion of checks that were issued to Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) recipients, but never cashed. Federal AFDC expenditures in fiscal year 1977 amounted to over $5 billion.The return of federal AFDC funds for checks that were never cashed was generally left to the states' discretion. Al...
Expanding Budget Requests for Civil Legal Needs of the Poor: Is More Control for Effective Services Required?
HRD-78-100: Published: Apr 26, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1978.
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) provides civil legal services to the economically disadvantaged. In order to do this, it finances over 300 legal service projects across the nation staffed by over 3,700 attorneys who handle an estimated 1.2 million legal problems annually. LSC budget has more than doubled since 1976 in an effort to expand service to cover previously unmet needs of the poor. LS...
Temporary Duty Travel in the Management and Operation of Department of Defense Programs
FPCD-77-84: Published: Oct 28, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1977.
The Federal Government spends about $2 billion each year for travel in the management and operation of Federal programs. The Department of Defense (DOD) accounts for about $1.4 billion of this travel, including about $870 million for temporary duty travel in fiscal year 1976. Program managers have primary responsibility for insuring the most effective use of their program budgets, including the na...
Improvements Needed in Recording and Reporting Appropriation Data at Fiscal Year End
FGMSD-76-63: Published: Feb 17, 1977. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1977.
The Health Services Administration of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare has serious weaknesses in its accounting systems. These weaknesses may have led to violations of Antideficiency Act which prohibits Federal agencies from engaging in programs that will lead to deficits in funds.To force its own and Treasury's accounts into agreement as of June 30, 1974, the Health Services Admin...