Appropriations (41 - 48 of 48 items)
More Can Be Done To Improve the Department of Agriculture's Commodity Donation Program
CED-81-83: Published: Jul 9, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1981.
In fiscal year 1980, state and local programs to feed students, the elderly, needy families, and others received over $900 million worth of food through the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) commodity donation program. About 90 percent of the donated food was for the school lunch program administered by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). Two other USDA agencies provide the commodities.USDA has...
Changes Needed To Deter Violations of Fair Labor Standards Act
HRD-81-60: Published: May 28, 1981. Publicly Released: May 28, 1981.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets standards for recordkeeping, minimum wage, overtime pay, and other protections for workers in establishments engaged in interstate and foreign commerce. Noncompliance with the act can severely harm low-wage workers.While the act does protect employee wages when employers voluntarily comply, there are insufficient deterrents to discourage employers from viol...
Implementing GAO's Recommendations on the Social Security Administration's Programs Could Save Billions
HRD-81-37: Published: Dec 31, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1980.
Income security programs account for over one-third of the federal budget. The Social Security Administration (SSA) administers some of the largest income security programs, including Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). GAO has issued numerous reports recommending changes in SSA income security progra...
Promising Changes Improve EPA's Extramural Research; More Changes Needed
CED-81-6: Published: Oct 28, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1980.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made a number of changes to the planning and management of its research activities. If properly implemented, they should improve the EPA research program. GAO discussed some problems which require further attention, and factors and weaknesses which, unless corrected, could continue to seriously hamper the EPA ability to meet its research needs.GAO foun...
Additional Management Improvements Are Needed To Speed Case Processing at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
EMD-80-54: Published: Jul 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1980.
Created as an independent regulatory agency within the Department of Energy (DOE), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is primarily responsible to regulate directly or indirectly electric power, natural gas, and oil in interstate commerce. Under the law, it has also been assigned most of the functions of the former Federal Power Commission, jurisdiction over oil pipeline rates, and oth...
Is the Joint Air Force/Navy Alternate Engine Program Workable? GAO Thinks Not as Presently Structured
PSAD-80-40: Published: May 9, 1980. Publicly Released: May 9, 1980.
The primary objective of the Department of Defense's (DOD) F101 Derivative Fighter Engine (F101DFE) Program is to modify the F101 engine, designed for the B-1 bomber, for use as an alternative for engines in the Navy's F-14 and the Air Force's F-16 front line fighter aircraft should programs to correct problems with those engines fail. GAO questioned whether the Program is a workable alternative t...
Long-Term Cost Implications of Farmers Home Administration Subsidized and Guaranteed Loan Program
PAD-79-15: Published: Apr 24, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1979.
Cost implications of subsidized and guaranteed loans made by the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) were reviewed and a methodology for long-term cost projections was developed by selecting the major lending programs in the agency and identifying the cost components for each.In fiscal year 1979 the authorization request exceeded $7 billion, but FmHA did not identify the future financial obligation...
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...