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Internal Revenue Service: Absorbing Budget Cuts Has Resulted in Significant Staffing Declines and Uneven Performance
GAO-14-534R: Published: Apr 21, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 2014.
IRS’s appropriations have declined to below fiscal year 2009 levels and FTEs have been reduced by about 8,000 since fiscal year 2009. Planned performance in enforcement and taxpayer service has decreased or fluctuated; for example, in the fiscal year 2014 congressional justification the audit coverage target for individual examinations was 1.0 percent for fiscal year 2014, however, the target wa...
Customs Revenue: Customs and Border Protection Needs to Improve Workforce Planning and Accountability
GAO-07-529: Published: Apr 12, 2007. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 2007.
In forming the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), there was concern that moving the U.S. Customs Service into the new DHS would diminish attention given to collection of customs revenue. In recognition of that concern, Congress required that DHS's Customs Border Protection (CBP) not reduce the staff or resources for customs revenue functions. In March 2003, CBP reported a baseline of 2,263 sta...
Customs Service Modernization: Third Expenditure Plan Meets Legislative Conditions, but Cost Estimating Improvements Needed
GAO-02-908: Published: Aug 9, 2002. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 2002.
The U.S. Customs Service has begun a multiyear, multibillion-dollar project: the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), a new import processing system that is planned to support effective and efficient movement of goods into the United States. By congressional mandate, Customs' expenditure plans for ACE must meet certain conditions, including being reviewed by GAO. This report addresses whether C...
Means-Tested Programs: Determining Financial Eligibility Is Cumbersome and Can Be Simplified
GAO-02-58: Published: Nov 2, 2001. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 2001.
About 80 means-tested federal programs assisted low-income people in 1998. GAO reviewed 11 programs that assisted families and individuals with income, food, medical assistance, and housing. Despite substantial overlap in the populations they serve, the 11 programs varied significantly in their financial eligibility rules. At the most basic level, the dollar levels of the income limits--the maximu...
Observations on the Fiscal Year 1999 Annual Program Performance Report and Fiscal Years 2000 and 2001 Annual Performance Plans for Selected Science Agencies Within the Department of Commerce
GGD-00-197R: Published: Sep 25, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Commerce's fiscal year (FY) 1999 Annual Program Performance Report and the FY 2000 and FY 2001 plans for selected science-related agencies, focusing on whether: (1) the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Technology Administration (TA) sections of Commerce's FY 1999 performance report and FY 2000 and FY...
Drug Control: U.S. Assistance to Colombia Will Take Years to Produce Results
GAO-01-26: Published: Oct 17, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 2000.
The United States has been providing assistance to Colombia since the early 1970s to help the Colombian National Police and other law enforcement agencies, the military, and civilian agencies reduce illegal drug production and trafficking. Recognizing that illegal drug activities are a serious problem, the Colombian government announced a counternarcotics plan known as Plan Colombia. This report r...
U.S. Customs Service: OR&R Needs to Resolve Timeliness and Data Problems Involving Headquarters Rulings
GGD-00-181: Published: Sep 7, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the timeliness with which the Customs Service Office of Regulations and Rulings (OR&R) issues rulings on such things as the proper classification and valuation of imported goods focusing on: (1) OR&R's response time for issuing headquarters rulings on imported goods, and, if delays occurred, reasons why they occurred; and (2) whether the Legal Case...
Fair Labor Standards Act: White-Collar Exemptions in the Modern Work Place
HEHS-99-164: Published: Sep 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on employer compliance with the white-collar exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), focusing on: (1) how many employees are covered by the white-collar exemptions and how the demographic characteristics of these employees have changed in recent years; (2) how the statutory and regulatory requirements have changed since th...
Customs Service Modernization: Architecture Must Be Complete and Enforced to Effectively Build and Maintain Systems
AIMD-98-70: Published: May 5, 1998. Publicly Released: May 5, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Customs Service's enterprise information systems architecture, focusing on determining whether: (1) the architecture is complete; and (2) Customs has processes and procedures to enforce compliance with the architecture.GAO noted that: (1) Customs does not yet have a complete enterprise information systems architecture to guide and constrain the...
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...