Interagency relations (51 - 60 of 62 items)
Comments on Proposed Food-Labeling Regulations
CED-80-89: Published: Apr 21, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1980.
An analysis of food-labeling positions proposed by the Departments of Agriculture and Health, Education, and Welfare and the Federal Trade Commission was undertaken. The analysis focused on the agencies' intent to begin implementing new regulations and drafting new laws to correct the complex and sometimes duplicative and/or inconsistent regulations in effect. The agencies' method of correction is...
United States Government Agencies' Relations With Canada and Mexico
ID-79-57: Published: Sep 27, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1979.
A questionnaire was sent to 71 Federal agencies having contact with Canada or Mexico in order to determine how U.S. Government agencies are organized to deal with these two countries. Frequent contact with the governments of both countries was reported by 31 agencies.Responses to the questionnaire showed that approximately three-fourths of the respondents coordinate their activities with the Depar...
Federal Management Weaknesses Cry Out for Alternatives To Deliver Programs and Services to Indians To Improve Their Quality of Life
CED-78-166: Published: Oct 31, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1978.
During the last decade, there has been increasing congressional activity with the goal of improving the quality of life of Indians. Recent GAO reports have shown the need for greater Federal efforts to meet this goal. A Bureau of Indian Affairs Reorganization Task Force concluded in its March 1978 report that a general management crisis pervades the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).In spite of recom...
Legislation Needed To Encourage Better Use of Federal Medical Resources and Remove Obstacles to Interagency Sharing
HRD-78-54: Published: Jun 14, 1978. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1978.
Concern has been expressed about the increasing costs of medical care in the Nation. The Department of Defense, the Veterans Administration (VA), and the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) have the major responsibility for providing health care directly to beneficiaries. Several laws have been enacted to encourage regional cooperation in health care.Federal agencies' participation...
Continuity of the Federal Government in a Critical National Emergency, a Neglected Necessity
LCD-78-409: Published: Apr 27, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1978.
The Federal Preparedness Agency (FPA) is responsible for setting policies for planning the continuity of government in a national emergency and for coordinating plans among 30 federal agencies.FPA does not have the necessary resources or organizational structure to adequately fulfill its responsibilities. Efforts at coordination have been ineffective because groups established for this purpose hav...
Federal Regulatory Policies
PAD-78-68: Published: Mar 29, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1978.
Several issues in the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee study on federal regulation, Regulatory Organization, were discussed, and listings of GAO work on federal regulatory activities were provided. With reference to a recommendation in the Committee report that GAO should assist in interagency coordination, the proper role of GAO would be to assist Congress in reviewing problems of interagenc...
Effectiveness of BIA Coordination with Other Federal Agencies
CED-78-47: Published: Feb 8, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1978.
Four reports were compiled in a review of Bureau of Indian Affairs programs and processes. A two-part report on Indian natural resources concluded that the Department of Interior had not given Indians the necessary assistance to properly manage their natural resources. The report recommended that procedures be established among various responsible agencies and Indian tribes to coordinate reservati...
The Federal Software Exchange Program: A Small Step in Improving Program Sharing
FGMSD-78-11: Published: Jan 13, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 13, 1978.
The General Services Administration (GSA) created the Federal Software Exchange Program to identify and collect computer programs developed by federal agencies that could be used by other federal agencies. The sharing of such computer programs and related documentation among agencies with common needs is intended to avoid the time, effort, and expense involved in replicating software. Software, as...
Most Agency Programs for Employees with Alcohol-Related Problems Still Ineffective
HRD-77-75: Published: Sep 7, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 1977.
In order to provide a comprehensive federal program for prevention and treatment of alcohol abuse, legislation was enacted and, in July 1971, guidelines were issued requiring agencies and departments to develop programs to help employees with alcohol-related problems.Although officials interviewed differed in views of the extent of the problem of alcohol abuse, there was general agreement that it...