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The Trade Reorganization Act of 1983, S. 121
121343: May 12, 1983
Testimony was given concerning proposed legislation that would reorganize the Government's trade functions by creating a new Department of Trade. GAO believes that establishing a Department of Trade would be a means of emphasizing the importance of trade in relation to the U.S. economy and the Government's role in international trade relations. However, establishing a Department of Trade will not...
Federal Civilian Agencies' Management of Their Aircraft and Related Services
119509: Sep 23, 1982
GAO discussed the results of its review on the management of aircraft by Federal civilian agencies. In 1977, GAO reported that Federal civilian agencies were acquiring, operating, and managing aircraft independently and without any Government-wide guidance. In a current review, GAO found that, although these agencies spent nearly $500 million to operate aircraft in fiscal year 1981, very little ha...
Agencies Need Better Guidance for Choosing Among Contracts, Grants, and Cooperative Agreements
GGD-81-88: Published: Sep 4, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 4, 1981.
The Federal Grant and Cooperative Agreement Act was passed primarily because the failure of Federal agencies to distinguish among procurement and various assistance relationships led to inappropriate use of grants to avoid the requirements of the procurement system and the unnecessary administrative requirements in grants. GAO has monitored the implementation of this Act and reported on actions ne...
Fundamental Changes Needed To Achieve Shared Support Services for Federal Agencies Overseas
ID-81-37: Published: Apr 29, 1981. Publicly Released: May 29, 1981.
The State Department offers support services, such as security, housing, and motor pools to most Federal agencies overseas on a reimbursable basis. At some posts, service organizations are jointly staffed by the State Department and other agencies. In 1976, the State Department established the Foreign Affairs Administrative Support System (FAAS) which provides for charging other agencies only for...
How To Make Special Emphasis Programs an Effective Part of Agencies' EEO Activities
FPCD-80-55: Published: Aug 27, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 27, 1980.
Special emphasis programs were established in federal agencies because women and minorities perceived that their needs were not being adequately considered or met in existing Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) programs. There are five government-wide programs: (1) the Federal Women's Program; (2) the Hispanic Employment Program; (3) the Selective Placement Program for the Handicapped; (4) the Mino...
Government Earns Low Marks on Proper Use of Consultants
FPCD-80-48: Published: Jun 5, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 1980.
Over the past 20 years, GAO has issued more than 20 audit reports identifying the need for practically every major federal agency to manage its consulting services better. However, many of the same problems still exist. The proper use of consulting services is a normal, legitimate way to improve government services and operations, and agencies must continue to have the option to use them where app...
Comments on Bill To Reform Contracting Procedures and Contract Supervisory Practices of the Federal Government
110586: Oct 15, 1979
A report by GAO detailed the following problems in the General Services Administration (GSA) $2 billion multiple award schedule program: (1) unrestricted growth of the multiple award schedule program to the point where the size of the program hampers effective management; (2) lack of assurance that the best price was being obtained during contract negotiation; (3) federal agencies not buying the l...
Special Task Force for the Prevention of Fraud and Abuse
107986: Dec 4, 1978
The Government's financial assistance programs are vulnerable targets of fraud and related white-collar crimes. The identification of the extent, nature, and frequency of these illegal acts, together with strong internal controls and effective audit coverage, is essential, but several agencies reviewed were not doing enough to identify fraud. No one knows the magnitude of fraud against the Governm...
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...
Need To Better Administer the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act's Maintenance-of-Effort Requirement
GGD-78-85: Published: Oct 3, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1978.
The Department of Justice's Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA) is authorized to finance nationwide efforts to improve juvenile justice and prevent juvenile delinquency. The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 requires that a minimum level of assistance for juvenile delinquency programs be maintained from appropriations made under the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe...