Fraud (61 - 70 of 89 items)
Financial Integrity Act: Inadequate Controls Result in Ineffective Federal Programs and Billions in Losses
AFMD-90-10: Published: Nov 28, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 1989.
As part of its fourth governmentwide report on federal efforts to strengthen internal controls and accounting systems under the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA), GAO reviewed the types and severity of the internal control and accounting system problems that exist throughout the government and the need for a vigorous program to correct these problems.GAO found that: (1) the federal...
Federal Fraud Hotline Operations
T-AFMD-90-2: Published: Nov 13, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1989.
GAO discussed the status of federal fraud hotline operations, focusing on: (1) accessibility, advertising, and staffing; and (2) the possibility of centralizing reporting for all federal fraud, waste, and abuse. GAO found that: (1) all of the 25 hotlines reviewed generally operated well in terms of accessibility, advertising, and staffing; (2) 22 of the 25 had 24-hour accessibility, while only 3 h...
Failed Thrifts: Internal Control Weaknesses Create an Environment Conducive to Fraud, Insider Abuse, and Related Unsafe Practices
T-AFMD-89-4: Published: Mar 22, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1989.
GAO discussed thrift management practices which primarily caused thrift insolvency and failure. GAO noted that: (1) the Federal Home Loan Bank Board (FHLBB) cited criminal activity, fraud, and insider abuse as the primary causes of thrift insolvency; (2) examination of 26 failed thrifts showed that 85 referrals for alleged criminal activity were made regarding 19 thrifts; (3) investigations led to...
Ten-Year Perspective on Federal Inspectors General
T-AFMD-88-16: Published: Aug 4, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 1988.
GAO discussed the progress statutory Inspectors General (IG) have made in improving federal government operations and strengthening internal audit and investigative activities. GAO noted that IG: (1) saved the government over $100 billion over the past 10 years; (2) significantly decreased previous internal problems such as fragmented and underfunded audits, lack of audit independence, and lack of...
Federal Workforce: Overtime Pay Practices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
GGD-88-94: Published: Jun 13, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the use of overtime pay at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to determine the: (1) amount of money FBI spent on overtime over the last 10 years, including administratively uncontrollable overtime (AUO) paid to special agents; (2) types and adequacy of documentation for overtime use; (3) possible use of overtime as a salary supplement; (4...
Fraud Hotline: 9-Year GAO Fraud Hotline Summary
OGC/OSI-88-1FS: Published: Apr 19, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO summarized its operation of the GAO Fraud Hotline for the past 9 years.GAO objectives and goals were to: (1) operate a toll-free hotline that anyone in the United States could use to report allegations of fraud or abuse in the administration of federal funds; (2) refer any allegations to agency Inspectors General and ensure proper investigations and corr...
GAO Fraud Hotline
T-OSI-88-3: Published: Apr 19, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1988.
GAO discussed its 9-year experience with its fraud hotline in combatting fraud, waste, and abuse in federal expenditures. GAO found that: (1) as of January 1988, it received more than 94,000 calls; (2) it referred about 14,000 cases to other federal agencies, which closed 11,250 cases; (3) there were 146 substantiated cases, which resulted in 47 convictions; (4) the Departments of Health and Human...
DOD Fraud Investigations: Characteristics, Sanctions, and Prevention
AFMD-88-5BR: Published: Jan 20, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Defense (DOD) fraud investigations to determine: (1) fraud characteristics, in terms of most prevalent types and the functions most affected; (2) DOD actions taken against those caught defrauding the government; and (3) whether DOD investigative agencies determine the causes of detected fraud so that DOD can take actions to reduce...
Fraud Hotline: 8-Year GAO Fraud Hotline Summary
OGC/OSI-87-1FS: Published: Apr 8, 1987. Publicly Released: May 5, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the progress of its Fraud Hotline during the past 8 years.GAO noted that: (1) it has not changed the Hotline's structure or its interviewing, screening, referral, and follow-up procedures in the past 8 years; (2) the Hotline operation is now part of the new Office of Special Investigations; (3) it received over 87,000 calls in the past 8 years t...
Housing Programs: Agency Actions To Discourage Single Family Mortgage Insurance Fraud
RCED-86-172BR: Published: Jun 3, 1986. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) actions to determine if they addressed previously examined internal control issues and recommendations concerning allegations of abuse of HUD-insured mortgage loans.GAO found that HUD: (1) took significant steps, consistent with earlier GAO recommendations, to discourage fraud and abuse in...