Federal agencies (11 - 20 of 47 items)
Inspectors General: Appointments and Related Issues
AFMD-93-74FS: Published: May 28, 1993. Publicly Released: May 28, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal inspectors general (IG), focusing on: (1) IG appointments and related issues; (2) the Department of Energy (DOE) IG resources devoted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) audit; and (3) IG resources and staff size at 34 agencies with agency-appointed IG.GAO found that: (1) federal legislation provided for the...
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...
Program Fraud: Implementation of the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986
AFMD-91-73: Published: Sep 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' implementation of the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986 (PFCRA) which provides agencies with an administrative remedy for small-value fraud cases that the Department of Justice declines to pursue under criminal and civil statutes prohibiting false claims and statements.GAO found that: (1) the eight agencies reviewed issued...
Federal Lobbying: Lobbying the Executive Branch
T-GGD-91-70: Published: Sep 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1991.
GAO discussed the Byrd amendment, which prohibits the use of federal funds to influence federal officials in awarding contracts, and certain other federal laws requiring disclosure of contingency fee arrangements for obtaining contracts, focusing on: (1) the status of implementation of the Byrd amendment in selected agencies; (2) compliance with amendment certification and disclosure requirements;...
Discrimination Complaints: Payments to Employees by Federal Agencies and the Judgement Fund
HRD-89-141: Published: Sep 25, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' corrective actions in resolving employment discrimination complaints, focusing on: (1) whether policies on settling discrimination complaints differed among agencies; (2) whether agencies collected data on agency and Judgement Fund payments; and (3) the magnitude of the payments.GAO found that: (1) monetary payments resulting from...
Civil Agency Aircraft: Agencies' Use of Certain Aircraft to Transport Passengers
GGD-88-92BR: Published: Aug 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding civilian agencies' use of aircraft for passenger transport.GAO reviewed 47 specific aircraft and found that the agencies: (1) used 29 configured aircraft for special-purpose missions and 18 for passenger transportation during a 12-month period; (2) used eight of the passenger aircraft primarily for special-purpose missions and...
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...
Ethics Enforcement: Process by Which Conflict of Interest Allegations Are Investigated and Resolved
GGD-87-83BR: Published: May 21, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1987.
GAO reviewed the federal government's procedures for enforcing federal conflict of interest laws.GAO found that the Department of Justice receives allegations of conflict-of-interest violations from agency inspectors general and conducts investigations to determine which cases have merit or deserve administrative action. If the investigation results in proof of an offense, Justice will prosecute t...
Senior Executive Service: Investigating Distinguished Rank Award Nominees
GGD-86-86BR: Published: Jun 19, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) policy of charging agencies a fee to investigate senior executives agencies nominate for a distinguished rank award under the Presidential Rank Awards Program.GAO noted that up to 6 percent of Senior Executive Service (SES) executives may receive rank awards each year. GAO found that OPM: (1...
Legality of Memorandum Directing Support of Equal Rights Amendment
B-193545: Published: Mar 13, 1979. Publicly Released: May 6, 1985.
The legality of a memorandum which was issued to Lower Colorado Region Supervisors of the Bureau of Reclamation by their Regional Director directing their support of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was questioned. GAO decided that no Federal law was violated in this case. An agency has the right to communicate with the public and with legislators regarding its policies and activities. If the poli...