Interagency relations (41 - 47 of 47 items)
First-Year Activities of the Merit Systems Protection Board and the Office of the Special Counsel
FPCD-80-46: Published: Jun 9, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1980.
During their first year of operations, the Merit Systems Protection Board and the Office of Special Counsel were hindered in carrying out their functions by several problems: lack of resources, lack of sufficient office space, and lack of technical and advisory assistance. Further problems exist because there is uncertainty concerning the two agencys' authority with respect to one another. Their i...
GAO's Changing and Expanding Role
112404: May 9, 1980
A history of GAO was given which covered the independent non-partisan nature of the agency and agency responsibilities, including assistance to Congress, audits and program evaluations of Federal agencies, and financial control of Federal Government programs and operations. The expansion of the agency was described in terms of numbers and types of personnel, and significant changes in its function...
Summaries of Conclusions and Recommendations on Department of Defense Operations
OISS-80-1: Published: Jan 21, 1980. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1980.
A summary is provided of conclusions and recommendations resulting from GAO audits and other review work in the Department of Defense. While the reports have previously brought the matters to the attention of Congress and departmental officials, the summary was compiled to assist congressional committees in their review of budget requests for fiscal year 1981.Reports concerning national defense ar...
War on Organized Crime Faltering: Federal Strike Forces Not Getting the Job Done
107447: Oct 4, 1978
Because conventional methods of law enforcement had proven ineffective against organized crime, in January 1967 the Federal Government began establishing a joint-agency strike force program consisting of 18 strike forces staffed with Department of Justice attorneys and representatives from all Federal law enforcement agencies. A review of the 13 strike forces existing in December 1976 showed that:...
Opportunities for HEW To Improve the Administration of Day Care Programs
HRD-78-81: Published: Mar 22, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1978.
Federal day care expenditures amounted to $675 million in fiscal year 1977; about 78 percent of this amount, $529 million, was provided by title XX of the Social Security Act. A review of selected aspects of day care programs funded under title XX focused on: (1) the reasonableness of the federal staff-to-child ratios mandated for day care centers; (2) the adequacy of federal efforts to ensure tha...
Coordination of the Three Adjustment Assistance Programs with Selected Comments on H.R. 8442
ID-78-5: Published: Dec 6, 1977. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 1977.
The Trade Act of 1974 created a committee to coordinate trade adjustment assistance programs for workers, firms, and communities and to promote efficient and effective delivery of adjustment assistance benefits.The coordinating committee has accomplished little to meet its goals; its major accomplishment has been to have the International Trade Commission share certain confidential information wit...
Most Agency Programs for Employees with Alcohol-Related Problems Still Ineffective
HRD-77-75: Published: Sep 7, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 1977.
In order to provide a comprehensive federal program for prevention and treatment of alcohol abuse, legislation was enacted and, in July 1971, guidelines were issued requiring agencies and departments to develop programs to help employees with alcohol-related problems.Although officials interviewed differed in views of the extent of the problem of alcohol abuse, there was general agreement that it...