Federal agency accounting systems (71 - 80 of 95 items)
Asset Forfeiture Programs: Corrective Actions Underway but Additional Improvements Needed
T-GGD-88-16: Published: Mar 4, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1988.
GAO discussed the Department of Justice's (DOJ) and Customs Service's asset forfeiture programs, specifically their funds management problems. GAO found that, although Customs and DOJ took action to resolve problems concerning the handling of seized cash and the management of seized property, improvements were still needed, including: (1) ensuring that Customs' field offices complied with its newl...
DOD Inventory Management: Revised Policies Needed
NSIAD-88-75: Published: Jan 14, 1988. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1988.
GAO provided information on the Department of Defense's (DOD) inventory management system.GAO found that DOD: (1) had inventory management problems throughout its supply systems; (2) lacked the necessary data to assess the problems facing it; (3) failed to identify and address the causes of its inventory inaccuracies; and (4) did not always correct the errors it found...
Civil Service Fund: Improved Controls Needed Over Investments
AFMD-87-17: Published: May 7, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of the Treasury's management of the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Trust Fund during debt ceiling crises in 1984 and 1985 to determine how much interest Treasury lost by not following its normal securities investment and redemption policies.GAO found that: (1) during two periods when the federal debt was near its legal limit...
Millions of Dollars in Seized Cash Can Be Deposited Faster
T-GGD-87-7: Published: Mar 13, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO testified on the Customs Service's and Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) cash seizure and forfeiture programs. GAO found that: (1) controls over seized and forfeited cash were either not in place or inadequate, which resulted in Customs and DEA holding millions of dollars unnecessarily before depositing them into designated U.S. Treasury accounts; (2)...
System Integrity: Stronger Controls Needed for Customs' Automated Commercial System
IMTEC-87-10: Published: Feb 10, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 1987.
GAO reviewed the U.S. Customs Service's Automated Commercial System (ACS) to determine if it had any weaknesses that could affect its integrity or reliability in helping Customs staff to identify and examine imports, collect duties, and supply the government with current import data.GAO found no actual fraud, waste, or abuse involving ACS, but did identify several weaknesses in ACS internal contro...
Discretionary Grants: Opportunities To Improve Federal Discretionary Award Practices
HRD-86-108: Published: Sep 15, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal management of discretionary assistance programs, specifically the policies and practices agency officials use to decide which eligible applicants receive awards and how much they receive.GAO found that: (1) most federal discretionary grant programs have competitive processes to solicit and review applications; (2) nearly two-thirds attem...
Inventory Controls: Improper Air Force Disposal and Reuse of F100 Engine Blades
NSIAD-86-182BR: Published: Aug 15, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided an interim report on its findings concerning the disposal and reuse of F100 engine blades by the Air Logistics Center (ALC) in San Antonio, Texas.GAO found that: (1) the San Antonio ALC improperly condemned engine blades and sent them to the disposal yard to be sold as scrap metal; (2) the San Antonio ALC reintroduced some condemned blades into...
Vehicle Fuel: Two Border Patrol Sectors Inadequately Control Fuel
GGD-86-36: Published: Dec 20, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 20, 1985.
GAO reviewed: (1) the Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) implementation of the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act of 1982; and (2) control weaknesses found in gasoline usage for government-owned vehicles supporting border patrol functions.GAO found that, although two of the border patrol facilities have their own gasoline pumps, neither facility was following the procedures esta...
Strong Leadership Needed To Improve Management at the Department of Labor
HRD-86-12: Published: Oct 21, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 21, 1985.
GAO reviewed how the Department of Labor could improve management by: (1) identifying and handling emerging issues; (2) minimizing vulnerability in implementing and controlling management systems for efficient and effective program delivery; and (3) operating financial, procurement and automatic data processing (ADP) systems in a business-like way.GAO found that Labor had no systematic, department...
Strengthening Internal Controls Would Help the Department of Justice Reduce Duplicate Payments
AFMD-85-72: Published: Aug 20, 1985. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed duplicate payments made by federal agencies at selected federal payment centers, including one within the Department of Justice's Justice Management Division.GAO identified, through independent testing of prior payments, weaknesses in the automated and manual controls used to prevent duplicate payments. GAO found that: (1) the automated internal co...