Appropriations (51 - 57 of 57 items)
Millions Paid Out in Duplicate and Forged Government Checks
AFMD-81-68: Published: Oct 1, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1981.
GAO was asked to study the Treasury Department's accounting procedures for duplicate payments and payments on forged checks.A GAO review disclosed that the Treasury is not meeting all legal requirements in accounting for and recovering the payments with the result that funds are being disbursed without congressional approval and amounts due the government are not recovered promptly. A GAO review o...
Department of Agriculture Should Have More Authority To Assess User Charges
CED-81-49: Published: Apr 16, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1981.
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides a wide range of marketing and regulatory services. Marked differences exist in the degree to which recipients bear the costs of these services. As a result, certain sectors of the agricultural marketing industry are receiving preferential treatment at the taxpayers' expense.If recipients were charged for all costs except those which can be readily iden...
Bureau of Indian Affairs Violated Antideficiency Act in 1977
FGMSD-80-88: Published: Oct 2, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1980.
A Bureau of Indian Affairs violation of the Antideficiency Act in fiscal year 1977 was an overobligation of at least $186,000, but perhaps as much as $13 million. It was not reported to the Office of Management and Budget and to Congress as required by law, and because problems permitting the violation prevailed throughout most of fiscal 1978, the Bureau may have had another Antideficiency Act vio...
Is the Administrative Flexibility Originally Provided to the U.S. Railway Association Still Needed?
CED-78-19: Published: Feb 22, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1978.
The United States Railway Association (USRA) is a non-profit, mixed ownership Government corporation created under the Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973 to develop and carry out a plan to reorganize bankrupt railroads in the Midwest and Northeast. It has broad discretion in the use of its administrative expense appropriations, and its employees are not Federal Government employees. Therefor...
Internal Audit Coverage of Financial Matters in the Department of Justice
FGMSD-77-28: Published: May 13, 1977. Publicly Released: May 13, 1977.
A review of the Department of Justice audit operations concentrated on the Internal Audit Staff, one of three audit organizations in Justice.The staff's primary emphasis was on the Federal Prison System, although it represented only 14 percent of Justice's fiscal year 1976 appropriations. Only 11 of 160 audit reports dealt with the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration and the Federal Bureau o...
Grant Funds to Eisenhower College
GGD-77-47: Published: Mar 30, 1977. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1977.
Eisenhower College was originally financed by the lower of either of $10 million from the U.S. Treasury or one tenth of all moneys from the sale of $1 Eisenhower proof coins. A 1975 Supplemental Appropriations Act appropriated $9 million, and a 1976 Act appropriated $1 million. As of June 30, 1976, the college received $8.4 million, which the college was free to use as it deemed appropriate.In a 1...
Improvements Needed in Recording and Reporting Appropriation Data at Fiscal Year End
FGMSD-76-63: Published: Feb 17, 1977. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 1977.
The Health Services Administration of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare has serious weaknesses in its accounting systems. These weaknesses may have led to violations of Antideficiency Act which prohibits Federal agencies from engaging in programs that will lead to deficits in funds.To force its own and Treasury's accounts into agreement as of June 30, 1974, the Health Services Admin...