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Issues Concerning Implementation of a Revised Process for Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs
GGD-85-2: Published: Oct 17, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1984.
GAO reported on the early implementation of the revised process for intergovernmental review of federal programs which was designed to better foster an intergovernmental partnership.GAO found that the new process relies on state and local governments to develop their own procedures for reviewing financial assistance and direct developments proposed by federal agencies. GAO identified several poten...
Lost DOE Sales to the Secondary Enriched Uranium Market Have Resulted in Reduced Revenues
RCED-84-76: Published: Jan 26, 1984. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined the effect that the secondary enriched uranium market has on the Department of Energy (DOE) enrichment program sales and revenues for fiscal years (FY's) 1984 through 1988.GAO found that DOE has lost sales to secondary market transactions which amount to $9.4 million of separative work units of enriched uranium. This represents an estimated reven...
Consolidation of Federal Assistance Resources Will Enhance the Federal/State Emergency Management Effort
GGD-83-92: Published: Aug 30, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 1983.
GAO discussed the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) need for consolidation of federal assistance resources for emergency management and reviewed the agency's Comprehensive Cooperative Agreement (CCA) initiative.A total of 15 separate FEMA categorical planning and preparedness programs were funded at $83 million in fiscal year (FY) 1982 and $90 million in 1983. GAO believes that the frag...
The Evaluation Synthesis
088890: Apr 1, 1983
No summary is currently available...
Information on the 1974 Trade Act Worker Adjustment Assistance Program Certification Process
HRD-82-121: Published: Sep 10, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Labor's recent administration of the petition certification process under the worker adjustment assistance program, which was designed to provide benefits to workers whose jobs have been adversely affected by import competition. To apply for benefits, the workers file a petition for adjustment assistance with Labor, which can a...
117743: Jan 1, 1982
The Omnibus Budget Reconcilation Act of 1981 and the manner in which the Act's provisions relate to GAO operations were reviewed in the GAO Review, Vol. 17, Issue 1, Winter 1982. The Comptroller General is to evaluate the expenditures by the States to ensure consistency and to determine the effectiveness of the State in accomplishing the purposes of this title. The Comptroller General may also con...
Fraud in Government Programs: How Extensive Is It and How Can It Be Controlled (Volume III)
AFMD-82-3: Published: Nov 6, 1981. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1981.
This is the third of a three-volume report on the results of a statistical analysis of fraud and other illegal activities affecting 21 Federal agencies during the period from October 1, 1976, through March 31, 1979. This volume provides fraud profiles for each agency based on data collected from a statistical sample of 3,227 fraud cases identified by Federal agencies over the 2.5-year period. The...
More Vigorous Action Needs To Be Taken To Reduce Erroneous Payments to Recipients of AFDC
GGD-82-15: Published: Nov 9, 1981. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1981.
The Income Maintenance Administration (IMA) in the District of Columbia's Department of Human Services (DHS) is responsible for administering the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) Program. GAO assessed the DHS efforts to reduce erroneous payments and concentrated on the AFDC program because it comprises the majority of the IMA workload. GAO examined the erroneous payment problem, incl...
The Logic of Evaluating Program Effects
117387: Oct 1, 1981
In looking for the impact of Government programs, GAO evaluators must usually sort through a variety of competing explanations for observed phenomena. There is a logic to the sorting process which the evaluators can use to guide their reasoning. Two important features of that logic were reviewed by looking at the problems of evaluating the effect of a crime control program. The evaluator must: (1)...
Fraud in Government Programs: How Extensive Is It and How Can It Be Controlled (Volume II)
AFMD-81-73: Published: Sep 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1981.
GAO reported on the results of a statistical analysis of fraud and other illegal activities affecting 21 Federal agencies which was undertaken to respond to growing public concern over abuses and misuses of taxpayers' money.Thefts accounted for almost half of the fraud cases, and false statements accounted for another 25 percent. The rest of the cases covered a wide variety of fraudulent activitie...