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Justice Needs Better Controls Over Payment of Witness Fees
GGD-84-61: Published: Jul 12, 1984. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1984.
GAO reviewed how three U.S. attorney's offices and three U.S. Marshals Service offices manage the use of and payments to fact witnesses and to experts who testify at trials or in nontrial activities.GAO found that the Department of Justice is not following its policy regarding the approved use of and payments to fact witnesses, and U.S. Marshals offices are processing fact witness payments without...
Improper Use of Industrial Funds by Defense Extended the Life of Appropriations Which Otherwise Would Have Expired
AFMD-84-34: Published: Jun 5, 1984. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined whether the life of Department of Defense (DOD) appropriations was being extended through improper use of working capital funds.At six industrial fund activities visited by GAO, about $35.7 million of the $192.5 million in operation and maintenance (O&M) funded workload was carried over from fiscal year (FY) 1982 to FY 1983 through improper use of...
Millions of Unspent NIH Grant Funds Available for Use
HRD-84-24: Published: Dec 13, 1983. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 1983.
During a review of indirect cost rates for National Institutes of Health (NIH) grantees, GAO identified an opportunity for NIH to realize a one-time funding windfall of from $41 million to $143 million by offsetting grantees' estimated yearend unspent grant fund balances against the next period's grant awards.NIH has permitted grantees to carry over any unspent grant funds but not to expend them;...
The Department of the Interior Should Improve Its Policies and Practices on Grant-Related Income
GGD-83-75: Published: Aug 26, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 26, 1983.
GAO performed a governmentwide review of federal agencies' and grantees' policies and practices on handling income generated under federally assisted programs.GAO found that a number of federal agencies, including the Department of the Interior, had not established regulations addressing some grant-related income issues, were not conforming to the Office of Management and Budget's grant-related in...
Medicare/Medicaid Funds Can Be Better Used To Correct Deficiencies in Indian Health Service Facilities
HRD-83-22: Published: Aug 16, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 1983.
GAO reviewed the Indian Health Service's (IHS) management of funds collected from Medicare and Medicaid programs for services provided in its facilities to Indians eligible for those programs. IHS is required by law to use the funds collected to make improvements in its facilities to enable them to meet and remain in compliance with Medicare/Medicaid standards.In 1976, only half of IHS hospitals m...
Triennial Assessment of TVA, FY's 1980-1982
RCED-83-123: Published: Apr 15, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1983.
GAO reported on its work at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) during fiscal years 1980 through 1982 and evaluated TVA compliance with prior GAO recommendations.GAO found that TVA implemented several rate increases during this period due primarily to the financing of its construction program. Although TVA had planned to build 14 nuclear generating units to meet projected electricity needs, consu...
Some Small Purchase Procurements at FERC Were Not Well Managed
RCED-83-95: Published: Mar 29, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1983.
GAO reviewed small purchase procurements of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) in regard to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) rate case.GAO noted that FERC spent over $179,000 in documenting the TAPS project which was originally estimated to cost about $1 billion but actually cost about $9.4 billion. GAO found that the FERC lack of management controls over the procurement and ac...
The President's Fourth Special Message for Fiscal Year 1982
OGC-82-7: Published: Dec 31, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1981.
The President's fourth special message for fiscal year 1982 was transmitted to Congress pursuant to the Impoundment Control Act of 1974. The special message proposed 51 deferrals of budget authority.A Department of Housing and Urban Development memorandum concluded that the deferral of housing program funds will have serious effects on the public housing projects by forcing cutbacks in essential s...
Continuation of the Resource Conservation and Development Program Raises Questions
CED-81-120: Published: Aug 11, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 14, 1981.
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) program and the administrative and legislative changes needed to improve the control and operation of the program.GAO was unable to develop a clear picture or measure of overall benefits under the program because program accomplishments are not clearly distinguishable at either the project or measure l...
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...