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Customs Service: Comments on Strategic Plan and Resource Allocation Process
T-GGD-98-15: Published: Oct 16, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1997.
GAO discussed the strategic plan submitted by the U.S. Customs Service, as required by the Government Performance and Results Act.GAO noted that: (1) the Customs Service's plan addresses the required elements; (2) it also contains a discussion of management challenges but, in GAO's opinion, does not adequately recognize Customs' need to improve its financial management and internal control systems...
Justice Software Management
IMTEC-93-35R: Published: Jun 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the use of copyrighted personal computer software at the Department of Justice, focusing on: (1) Justice's policies and procedures for ensuring the proper use of copyrighted software; and (2) the extent to which unauthorized software exists at Justice agencies. GAO noted that: (1) departmentwide policies and procedures regarding software management...
Grant Management: Improvements Needed in Federal Oversight of NSF Grants
T-RCED-91-92: Published: Sep 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1991.
GAO discussed grant administration at the National Science Foundation (NSF), focusing on the federal oversight process for the NSF grant program at three institutions. GAO noted that: (1) NSF has given grant recipients almost total responsibility for ensuring that funds are used in accordance with applicable federal requirements, but the effectiveness of controls over the use of grant funds varies...
The Qualifications for and Role of Agency Chief Financial Officers
T-AFMD-91-7: Published: Jun 7, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1991.
GAO discussed the qualifications needed by individuals to fill federal agencies' chief financial officer (CFO) positions created by the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990. GAO noted that: (1) the act created CFO positions in 23 major agencies and required that those employees report directly to agency heads and oversee all financial management activities relating to agency programs and operation...
Trends in the Number of Strikes and Use of Permanent Strike Replacements in the 1980s
T-HRD-90-41: Published: Jun 13, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1990.
GAO discussed the practice of hiring permanent employees to replace striking workers, based on data it obtained from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and on information it obtained through interviews with employers and union representatives. GAO noted that: (1) the number of strikes in the United States from 1980 through 1989 annually averaged 1,250, about half the annual average num...
Interagency Agreements: Fiscal Year 1988 Agreements at Selected Agencies Were Proper
AFMD-88-72: Published: Sep 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed interagency transfers of appropriated funds to determine if the agencies' use of funds was consistent with the original purposes of the appropriations.GAO found that: (1) the 8 agencies it reviewed entered into 234 agreements to transfer fiscal year 1988 appropriated funds in exchange for goods or services such as health services, communications an...
Fraud Hotline: 9-Year GAO Fraud Hotline Summary
OGC/OSI-88-1FS: Published: Apr 19, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO summarized its operation of the GAO Fraud Hotline for the past 9 years.GAO objectives and goals were to: (1) operate a toll-free hotline that anyone in the United States could use to report allegations of fraud or abuse in the administration of federal funds; (2) refer any allegations to agency Inspectors General and ensure proper investigations and corr...
Justice Department: Impediments Faced in Litigating and Collecting Debts Owed the Government
GGD-87-7BR: Published: Oct 15, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's procedures and litigation efforts in collecting delinquent debts referred by other federal agencies.GAO found that: (1) as of September 30, 1985, Justice had about 96,750 outstanding debt cases valued at $6.5 billion; and (2) the Departments of Education, Agriculture, and Housing and Urban Development, and the Veteran...
Improving the Management of the Federal Government
125264: Sep 19, 1984
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed current government management improvement efforts and past management reforms, and it focused on two key management areas: human resources and management support systems. The administration has devoted substantial energies to improve management by various means and has recently broadened its efforts to by initiating a long-range program aimed at i...
GAO's Second Biennial Report on the Impact of Public Law 94-519
122005: Jul 28, 1983
GAO discussed its second biennial report on the impact of P.L. 94-519, which established a system for distributing surplus Government property to non-Federal organizations, and its implementation during the second 2-year period of operation. GAO stated that P.L. 94-519 has generally met congressional expectations. Although the amount of transferred excess property has declined during the second pe...