Appropriations (21 - 30 of 31 items)
Improved Quality, Adequate Resources, and Consistent Oversight Needed if Regulatory Analysis Is To Help Control Costs of Regulations
PAD-83-6: Published: Nov 2, 1982. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the role and performance of regulatory analysis in controlling the costs of federal regulation and the fundamental outstanding issues confronting Congress in determining whether and how to legislate a regulatory analysis requirement. Specifically, GAO was asked to analyze the effects of regulatory oversight by the Office of Management and Budget...
Research Equipment in the Bureau of Mines
EMD-82-116: Published: Aug 31, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1982.
GAO reviewed the Bureau of Mines management of its laboratory research equipment and office furniture. In 1979, the Department of the Interior's Office of the Inspector General reported that the Bureau was seriously deficient in its control of capitalized property. The review dealt primarily with equipment utilization and focused on those conditions which prevent proper control, adequate safeguard...
Changes to the Motor Vehicle Recall Program Could Reduce Potential Safety Hazards
CED-82-99: Published: Aug 24, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1982.
GAO reported on the Motor Vehicle Recall Program's safety defect investigation process and its owner response rates. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which administers the program, conducts defect investigations of approximately 50 to 70 percent of the recalled motor vehicles, and the motor vehicle industry voluntarily initiates investigations of the remaining recalls. S...
The Subcontracting Practices of Large Department of Energy Contractors Need To Be Improved
EMD-82-35: Published: Apr 22, 1982. Publicly Released: May 6, 1982.
GAO was requested to review the subcontracting practices of major Department of Energy (DOE) contractors, particularly those operating national laboratories of other Government-owned, contractor-operated installations. DOE officials believe that strict adherence to Federal procurement regulations could be counterproductive and prevent the contractors from efficiently and effectively carrying out t...
Department of Energy's Fiscal Year 1981 Reductions in Force
FPCD-82-33: Published: Mar 18, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1982.
GAO reviewed the reductions in force (RIF's) in two offices at the Department of Energy (DOE) to determine: (1) whether the RIF's were conducted according to applicable laws and regulations; (2) the legality of conducting the RIF's without waiting for final fiscal year 1982 congressional budget action; and (3) if severance payments accruing in fiscal year 1982 from fiscal year 1981 RIF's could be...
Improvements Can Be Made in the Fiscal Management of CETA
HRD-82-53: Published: Apr 8, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1982.
GAO reviewed the fiscal management practices and procedures at 8 Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) prime sponsors and 23 subgrantees in 4 Department of Labor regions.GAO found that Federal interest costs could be reduced by better management of CETA cash held by prime sponsors and subgrantees. Four of the eight prime sponsors which GAO examined held excess cash and seven of the eigh...
Use of Formal Advertising by Civilian Agencies
117380: Jan 25, 1982
GAO examined the procurement practices and procedures used by selected bureaus of the Department of the Interior. The purpose of the review was to determine the bureaus' efficiency and effectiveness in awarding formally advertised contracts and negotiated contracts. The following bureaus were selected for review: the Bureau of Reclamation, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Manageme...
More Can Be Done To Improve the Department of Agriculture's Commodity Donation Program
CED-81-83: Published: Jul 9, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1981.
In fiscal year 1980, state and local programs to feed students, the elderly, needy families, and others received over $900 million worth of food through the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) commodity donation program. About 90 percent of the donated food was for the school lunch program administered by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). Two other USDA agencies provide the commodities.USDA has...
The Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Program Helps Families but Needs Improvement
HRD-81-25: Published: Feb 6, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1981.
GAO reviewed the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Counseling and Information Program, the performance of selected program grantees and contractors, the extent of voluntary groups' participation in the grantees' project activities, program administration, and procedures for awarding and managing grants and contracts. Since 1975, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has provided assi...
Additional Management Improvements Are Needed To Speed Case Processing at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
EMD-80-54: Published: Jul 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1980.
Created as an independent regulatory agency within the Department of Energy (DOE), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is primarily responsible to regulate directly or indirectly electric power, natural gas, and oil in interstate commerce. Under the law, it has also been assigned most of the functions of the former Federal Power Commission, jurisdiction over oil pipeline rates, and oth...