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Seized Conveyances: Justice and Customs Correction of Previous Conveyance Management Problems
GGD-88-30: Published: Feb 3, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO compared the Department of Justice's (DOJ) use of the Marshals Service to manage seized properties with the Customs Service's use of a private contractor to determine which of the agencies had made progress in solving management problems.GAO found that: (1) Customs made greater progress than DOJ in consolidating its seized conveyance custodial functions;...
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...
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...
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...
Department of Energy's Transuranic Waste Disposal Plan Needs Revision
RCED-86-90: Published: Mar 21, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed certain aspects of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Transuranic (TRU) Waste Disposal and Defense Waste Management Plan to determine: (1) whether the plan covered the permanent disposal of all TRU waste; (2) whether the plan identified all costs for the permanent disposal of TRU waste; and (3) the status of DOE efforts to resolve environmental and s...
DOD Fraud Hotline: Generally Effective but Some Changes Needed
AFMD-86-9: Published: Mar 21, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the efficiency of the Department of Defense (DOD) Fraud Hotline as a means of receiving and processing allegations of waste, fraud, and mismanagement in DOD, focusing on: (1) the adequacy of Hotline procedures for receiving, recording, and referring allegations for investigation; (2) the independence of investigators working on Hotline allegations...
Second-Year Implementation of the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act in the Department of Labor
HRD-86-29: Published: Nov 18, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Department of Labor's second-year efforts to implement and comply with the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA), which is aimed at strengthening management controls and accounting systems and helping to detect and deter fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in federal agencies.GAO found that, at the end of 1984, uncorrected internal control weaknesses existed in Labo...
Agriculture's Second-Year Implementation of the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act
RCED-86-20: Published: Oct 24, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) second-year implementation of the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act of 1982 (FMFIA) to assess: (1) improvements in internal controls and the process used to evaluate and correct control weaknesses; (2) the status of major accounting systems and evaluations; and (3) the accuracy and completeness of the Secretary's annual report on internal...
[Comments on H.R. 1279]
B-219254: Published: Sep 6, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on proposed legislation intended to improve states' quality control under the Aid to Families with Dependent Children Program (AFDC). Under current rules, sanctions are assessed against states whose AFDC payment error rates exceed certain thresholds. Under the proposed legislation: (1) certain technical errors would be disregarded in the computati...
Performance Evaluation: Energy Information Administration
PART-84-1: Published: Jun 15, 1984. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1984.
The Professional Audit Review Team's (PART) report presented its evaluation of the performance of the Energy Information Administration (EIA), as required by law.PART found that EIA: (1) is strengthening internal controls to better ensure its objectivity and independence from political and commercial considerations; (2) is assessing staffing needs; (3) has enhanced its annual planning needs; and (...