Internal controls (11 - 20 of 35 items)
Drug Control: INS and Customs Can Do More To Prevent Drug-Related Employee Corruption
GGD-99-31: Published: Mar 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) and the U.S. Customs Service's efforts to address employee corruption on the Southwest Border, focusing on: (1) the extent to which INS and Customs have and comply with policies and procedures for ensuring employee integrity; (2) identifying and comparing the Department of Justice's (DOJ) and Depar...
[Comments on Whether a Federal Employee Can Use Government Resources To Support Reserve Activities]
B-277678: Published: Jan 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1999.
GAO provided information on whether a federal employee on official duty, who is also a member of the National Guard or the armed forces Reserves, may conduct, and use agency office equipment to support, Guard or Reserve business. GAO held that: (1) agencies may permit their employees to use a limited amount of official time and agency resources to support the Guard or Reserves; (2) employees who a...
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...
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:...
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...
Merit Systems Protection Board: Mission Performance, Employee Protections, and Working Environment
GGD-95-213: Published: Aug 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Merit Systems Protection Board's (MSPB) performance, management, and operations, focusing on: (1) whether the MSPB appeals process is effectively protecting federal employees against improper personnel practices; (2) the accountability mechanisms MSPB has in place to provide its employees with merit system protections; and (3) the actions MSPB...
Employees' Travel Claims
AIMD-95-71R: Published: Feb 6, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1995.
Pursuant to an agency request, GAO provided information to the Department of State on Title 2 and Title 7 of its Policy and Procedures Manual pertaining to the processing of employee travel claims. GAO noted that: (1) Title 2 does not prohibit the retention of supporting travel documentation by federal employees, but sufficient controls are needed to ensure that retiring or transferring employees...
RTC's Garrity Contract
GGD-93-9R: Published: Dec 23, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a Resolution Trust Corporation's (RTC) sole-source contract for consulting services, focusing on whether: (1) RTC followed its policies and procedures in issuing a noncompetitive contract; (2) RTC properly supported the contract payments; and (3) the contract constituted a prohibited personal services contract. GAO found that RTC: (1) complied with...
Workplace Accommodation: EPA's Alternative Workspace Process Requires Greater Managerial Oversight
GGD-92-53: Published: Mar 18, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decision to allow one of its headquarters employees to work in her home rather than in her assigned office workspace, focusing on the: (1) background and scope of the EPA alternative workspace (AWS) approval process; and (2) grievance the employee filed concerning problems she reportedly expe...
Fraud and Abuse: Stronger Controls Needed in Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
GGD-91-95: Published: Jul 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) internal controls over the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, focusing on whether those controls adequately protected funds from fraud and abuse within the context of the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act of 1982 (FMFIA).GAO found that: (1) OPM has not fully accomplished the objectives of F...