Law enforcement (21 - 29 of 29 items)
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...
Fraud in Government Programs: How Extensive Is It and How Can It Be Controlled (Volume III)
AFMD-82-3: Published: Nov 6, 1981. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1981.
This is the third of a three-volume report on the results of a statistical analysis of fraud and other illegal activities affecting 21 Federal agencies during the period from October 1, 1976, through March 31, 1979. This volume provides fraud profiles for each agency based on data collected from a statistical sample of 3,227 fraud cases identified by Federal agencies over the 2.5-year period. The...
Fraud in Government Programs: How Extensive Is It and How Can It Be Controlled (Volume II)
AFMD-81-73: Published: Sep 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1981.
GAO reported on the results of a statistical analysis of fraud and other illegal activities affecting 21 Federal agencies which was undertaken to respond to growing public concern over abuses and misuses of taxpayers' money.Thefts accounted for almost half of the fraud cases, and false statements accounted for another 25 percent. The rest of the cases covered a wide variety of fraudulent activitie...
Views on S. 84
B-135003: Published: May 20, 1981. Publicly Released: May 20, 1981.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO presented its views on S. 84. The bill would liberalize the retirement benefits for employees who have served as Federal law enforcement officers or firefighters for at least 5 years, but less than the 20 years of qualifying service necessary for retirement under the special provisions pertaining to such personnel. Under the civil service retirement system,...
Fraud in Government Programs: How Extensive Is It and How Can It Be Controlled (Volume I)
AFMD-81-57: Published: May 7, 1981. Publicly Released: May 7, 1981.
GAO made a statistical analysis of over 77,000 cases of fraud and other illegal activities reported in 21 federal agencies during the period of October 1, 1976, through March 31, 1979.The loss to the government on the 77,000 cases would total between $150 and $220 million. This loss is only what is attributable to known fraud. It does not include the cost of undetected fraud which is probably much...
Crime in Federal Recreation Areas: A Serious Problem Needing Congressional and Agency Action
104857: Feb 9, 1978
The Federal Government owns millions of acres of land which people use for recreational activities. As the public's use of these lands has gone up, the incidence of crime occurring upon these lands has risen. Agency recreation officials cited as frequent problems in their areas: larceny, burglary, assault, vandalism, illicit possession of weapons, drug and alcohol abuse, and destruction of natural...
Special Early Retirement Policy for Federal Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters
103782: Sep 27, 1977
Federal employees whose primary duties are: (1) investigating, apprehending, or detaining persons suspected or convicted of Federal crimes; or (2) controlling and extinguishing fires or maintaining and using firefighting apparatus and equipment are entitled to special retirement benefits, including earlier retirement and a more generous annuity formula than other Federal employees. About 52,000 em...
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...
Crime in Federal Recreation Areas: A Serious Problem Needing Congressional and Agency Attention
GGD-77-28: Published: Jun 21, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 1977.
To determine how federal agencies were protecting visitors to federal recreation areas, a review was made of the agencies' law enforcement programs. In addition, questionnaires were sent to 1,637 employees of 174 of the most frequently visited national forests, packs, historical sites, etc. Observations of the implementation of the law enforcement programs were carried out at 24 recreation areas.L...