Ethical conduct (31 - 37 of 37 items)
Framework for Assessing Job Vulnerability to Ethical Problems
FPCD-82-2: Published: Nov 4, 1981. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 1981.
There is growing concern in Congress and elsewhere over the amount of Government money lost each year through fraud and abuse by Federal employees. GAO developed a framework in which a job's particular vulnerability to ethical or conflict-of-interest problems could be assessed. The framework was based on a group of factors which agencies could use to assess the strengths and weaknesses of their pr...
Certain Trips Made by Senior Uniformed Officers Aboard Government-Owned Aircraft
FPCD-79-5: Published: Nov 6, 1979. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 1979.
Over the past few years, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) bulletins have instructed Federal agencies to reduce travel costs. Although the bulletins state that they apply to the travel of all personnel whose travel costs are borne by the Government, it appears that these instructions have not been construed to apply to administrative flight on Government-owned aircraft. A report has been issue...
Recommendations Contained in Report on Appropriate Limits of Participation by Former Agency Official in Matters Before Agency
B-103987: Published: Oct 29, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1979.
GAO comments were requested on a report concerning the appropriate limits on participation by former agency officials in matters before agencies they previously served. The report was viewed favorably, particularly with regard to the question of whether the Government's policy on post-Federal employment should be based largely on a criminal statute. GAO agreed with the idea that a proper balance m...
Federal Agency Standards of Employee Conduct Need Improvement
FPCD-80-8: Published: Oct 18, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 1979.
Basic standards of conduct for government officials were prescribed in a recent Executive Order. Standards of employee conduct developed by federal agencies often differ in the ways they are interpreted and applied. Differences in agency application of standards result from statutes applicable to individual agencies and different agency responsibilities.The basic philosophy underlying the applicat...
Most Federal Employees on the Job 40 Hours or More Weekly: Tighter Controls Among Proposals for Those Who Work Less
FPCD-79-24: Published: May 21, 1979. Publicly Released: May 21, 1979.
In order to determine the extent of compliance with federal workday requirements, a study plan was devised using two approaches: (1) a questionnaire was sent to a random sample of 3,500 civilian employees from seven of the largest federal agencies; and (2) interviews with 238 personnel officers, managers, and union representatives were conducted at 29 locations. Return rates for the questionnaire...
Federal Bureau of Investigation's Conduct of Internal Inquiries Concerning Allegations of Improper Conduct by FBI Employees
102868: Jul 21, 1977
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has improved its system for handling allegations of impropriety and misconduct by its employees by creating the Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR). OPR responsibilities are to oversee and control investigations of major allegations, coordinate with the Department of Justice (DOJ), and monitor related disciplinary actions. However, detailed written...
GAO Role as Watchdog for Official House Allowances and Acceptance of Gifts by Members of Congress and the GAO Position on S.495
100449: Jan 14, 1977
GAO maintains a professional staff at the Capitol to audit the various revolving funds and other activities of the House and Senate and the activities of private organizations doing business on the Capitol grounds. The staff also reviews legislative branch activities at the request of Congressional Members. Legislation such as S.495, which would place custodial and administrative responsibilities...