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Department of Health and Human Services: Strategic Planning and Accountability Challenges
T-HEHS-98-96: Published: Feb 26, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1998.
GAO discussed the challenges the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) faces in carrying out its mission effectively and cost-efficiently and in improving its accountability for the results of its efforts and its stewardship of taxpayer dollars.GAO noted that: (1) considering the breadth and complexity of HHS' responsibilities, the size of its budget, and the importance of its programs, it...
Results Act: Comments on Justice's August Draft Strategic Plan
T-GGD-97-184: Published: Sep 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1997.
GAO discussed the Department of Justice's August 1997 draft strategic plan developed in compliance with the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993, focusing on the plan's compliance with the Act's requirements and on the extent to which it covered crosscutting program activities, management challenges, and Justice's capacity to provide reliable performance information.GAO noted that: (1) J...
The Results Act: Observations on the Department of Justice's February 1997 Draft Strategic Plan
GGD-97-153R: Published: Jul 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's (DOJ) draft strategic plan, as required by the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993.GAO noted that: (1) of the six elements required by the act, three--the relationship between long-term goals/objectives and the annual performance plans, the key factors external to DOJ that could affect DOJ's ability to meet it...
Managing for Results: The Department of Justice's Initial Efforts to Implement GPRA
GGD-95-167FS: Published: Jun 20, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement and an agency request, GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's (DOJ) efforts to implement the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), focusing on the processes used to develop the fiscal year (FY) 1996 mission statement, general goals and objectives, annual performance goals, and performance indicators for each DOJ component.GAO found that: (1)...
Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation: Issues Facing the Secondary Market for FmHA Guaranteed Loans
RCED-91-138: Published: Jun 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) issues the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac) faced in facilitating the creation of a secondary market for Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) guaranteed loans; and (2) impact of such a market on the government's exposure to risk.GAO found that: (1) Farmer Mac created the Farmer Mac II program to establish a continuing,...
Service to the Public: How Effective and Responsive Is the Government?
T-HRD-91-26: Published: May 8, 1991. Publicly Released: May 8, 1991.
GAO discussed the effectiveness of federal government programs, focusing on: (1) how well the government carried out its responsibilities; and (2) whether established programs and policies continued to meet the public's needs. GAO noted that: (1) neither Congress nor the agencies had defined the level of service they expected to provide to the public; (2) detailed program evaluations were often un...
What We Were, Who We Are
140954: Jan 1, 1990
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 8, Winter/Spring 1990, describes three distinct eras in GAO history, and how its mission and procedures have evolved to meet the changing needs of Congress. The initial GAO focus on voucher auditing changed, after World War II, to the increased use of a public accounting approach for financial management reviews and reviews of the legality of ag...
Revision of Excess and Surplus Property Biennial Reporting Requirement
T-GGD-88-49: Published: Aug 3, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1988.
GAO discussed proposed legislation that would modify its biennial reporting requirements under the General Services Administration's (GSA) program for transfers of excess personal property and donations of surplus personal property. GAO found that: (1) its past reports fully determined the effects of Public Law 94-519 and met Congress' objective to have GAO independently evaluate the program; and...
AFMD-85-2: Published: Jan 1, 1985. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1985.
This publication is presented as part of the GAO effort to provide Congress with improved access to program and management evaluation information in the federal government. The evaluations were conducted by federal agencies to determine whether programs and operations are meeting their objectives. This publication is intended to be used as a reference by Congress in carrying out its budget and ove...
[Comments on H.R. 5620]
B-214417: Published: Aug 8, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1984.
GAO expressed its opposition to a provision, contained in legislation to reauthorize the Low-Income Energy Assistance Block Grant, H.R. 5620. The provision would require GAO to evaluate state expenditures under the block grant at least every 3 years. Existing law provides an effective means to accomplish this oversight while affording GAO flexibility as to its timing and frequency. GAO is concerne...