Federal employees (61 - 70 of 452 items)
Allegations of Improper Management Practices at NCUA
GGD/OSI-97-44R: Published: Apr 8, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed allegations of improper management practices at the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), focusing on the: (1) internal operations of the NCUA Board and the role of the Chairman; (2) role of NCUA staff in establishing official NCUA policy; and (3) legality and propriety of NCUA actions in sponsoring and promoting a 1996 conference, "Serving...
Supplement to the Comptroller General's 1997 Annual Report
OCR-98-1(1): Published: Jan 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1997.
GAO presented summary tables of GAO personnel assigned to congressional committees for fiscal year 1997, including their salary and other costs related to their work...
Employee Travel Claims (DOI)
AIMD-97-25R: Published: Dec 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 1996.
GAO provided information on whether it is permissible to: (1) verify the validity of travel claims for temporary duty (TDY) travel vouchers not exceeding $2,500 after, rather than prior to, payment certification; and (2) perform such postpayment validation procedures on a statistical sampling basis. GAO noted that: (1) for travel vouchers processed under the automated portion of the Department of...
Justice's Handling of Alleged Disclosure/Retaliation
OSI-96-7R: Published: Sep 6, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed allegations concerning retaliation against a complainant who reported the unauthorized disclosure of a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) confidential informant to the appropriate Department of Justice (DOJ) officials. GAO noted that: (1) it could not substantiate that any DOJ employee had disclosed the informant's identity or had acted improper...
Employment and Buyout Incentives
GGD-96-168R: Published: Aug 22, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 22, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' use of employee buyout incentives, focusing on the number of federal employees who have received both an employment inventive and a buyout incentive or a commitment for a deferred buyout incentive. GAO noted that: (1) from January 1992 through September 1995, 52 federal employees in the eight agencies reviewed received both an emp...
Blue Cross FEHBP Pharmacy Benefits
HEHS-96-182R: Published: Jul 19, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 9, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association's two pharmacy benefit managers and the services they provide to federal employee benefit plans. GAO noted that: (1) to control drug costs, the Association is requiring Medicare Part B participants to pay the standard copayment for drugs bought at participating retail pharmacies, but it is w...
USDA Telecommunications: More Effort Needed to Address Telephone Abuse and Fraud
AIMD-96-59: Published: Apr 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) use of its telecommunications resources, focusing on: (1) whether USDA ensures that the commercial telephone and long-distance services it pays for are used in accordance with federal regulations and departmental policy; and (2) USDA efforts to address recommendations from a previous GAO report.GAO found that:...
Governmentwide Travel Management: Federal Agencies Have Opportunities for Streamlining and Improving Their Travel Practices
T-AIMD-96-60: Published: Mar 8, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1996.
GAO discussed efforts for improving governmentwide travel management, focusing on a comparison of civilian federal agencies' and private-sector travel management practices. GAO noted that: (1) private-sector organizations have cut travel processing costs and time by consolidating travel management and processing centers, eliminating unnecessary review layers, simplifying travel processing, and str...
[Comments on FWS Employee's Participation in Press Conference]
B-262234: Published: Dec 21, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 21, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) employee's participation in a press conference violated the Department of the Interior Appropriations Act. GAO noted that FWS improperly expended appropriated funds to pay for the employee's participation in the press conference, since the employee intended to promote public opposition to the proposed...
Personnel Security: Pass and Security Clearance Data for the Executive Office of the President
NSIAD-96-20: Published: Oct 19, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the White House's procedures for issuing access passes and security clearances, focusing on the: (1) steps involved in the access pass approval process; and (2) internal controls over the access pass and security clearance processes.GAO found that: (1) individuals entering on duty during 1993 received final approval for permanent White House access...