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Inspectors General: Proposals to Strengthen Independence and Accountability
GAO-07-1021T: Published: Jun 20, 2007. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 2007.
H.R. 928, Improving Government Accountability Act, contains proposals intended to enhance the independence of the inspectors general and to create a Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency. This testimony provides information and views about the specific proposals based on GAO's prior work. We believe that effective, ongoing coordination of the federal oversight efforts of GA...
Unfunded Mandates: Analysis of Reform Act Coverage
GAO-04-637: Published: May 12, 2004. Publicly Released: May 21, 2004.
The Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (UMRA) was enacted to address concerns about federal statutes and rules that require state, local, and tribal governments or the private sector to expend resources to achieve legislative goals. UMRA generates information about the nature and size of potential federal mandates to assist Congress and agency decision makers in their consideration of proposed l...
Appointment and Qualifications of U.S. Marshals
GAO-03-499R: Published: Apr 2, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 2003.
The U.S. Marshal Service was created by the first Congress in the Judiciary Act of 1789. U.S. Marshals were placed in each federal judicial district and were given broad authority to support the federal courts and to carry out all lawful orders issued by judges, Congress, and the President. Early duties of U.S. Marshals included taking the census, distributing presidential proclamations, protectin...
Comments on Deletion of FTS 2000 Provision from 1996 Appropriation Act
B-261944: Published: Jul 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided on opinion on the deletion of the FTS 2000 mandatory utilization provision from the fiscal year 1996 Treasury, Postal Service, and General Government Appropriation Act. GAO noted that the: (1) provision's deletion would not affect current FTS 2000 contracts, since the General Services Administration has adequate independent authority under current...
Employee Conduct Standards: Some Outside Activities Present Conflict-of-Interest Issues
GGD-92-34: Published: Feb 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed possible conflicts of interest when federal employees do similar work both inside and outside of government, focusing on: (1) the extent and characteristics of employees' approved activities outside the federal government; (2) agency regulations and procedures for monitoring outside activities; (3) approved activities that could create the appearan...
Federal Assets: Information on Completed and Proposed Sales
RCED-88-214FS: Published: Sep 21, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding the sales of federal assets included in the President's budget proposals to Congress since 1984.GAO found that: (1) the Department of Transportation (DOT) received $1.575 billion from the sale of Conrail stock; (2) the Washington Metropolitan Airport Authority will make a $3 million annual payment to the Treasury for 50 yea...
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...
[Comments on H.R. 4659]
B-223129: Published: Aug 6, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1986.
GAO commented on H.R. 4659, which would improve the government's processes for managing debt collection. GAO strongly supported the proposed legislation and provided comments to clarify certain provisions of the bill...
[Comments on H.R. 3893]
B-221557.2: Published: Feb 20, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on H.R. 3893, which is intended to: (1) help identify unclaimed property held by federal agencies which may be subject to escheat or custodial taking by a state under its laws; and (2) establish procedures governing a state's recovery of such property. Under existing law, GAO settles claims for unclaimed property under a variety of statutes that g...
[Comment on S. 1518]
B-220343: Published: Nov 5, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO presented: (1) views on the provisions of S. 1518; (2) recommendations for possible committee action; and (3) an assessment of possible paperwork and regulatory burdens which might result from the bill's passage. The bill: (1) provides for cost efficiency in the shipment of U.S. cargos; (2) establishes the Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence Seaway Advisory Coun...