Internal controls (51 - 60 of 96 items)
Veterans' Benefits Claims: Further Improvements Needed in Claims-Processing Accuracy
HEHS-99-35: Published: Mar 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) regional offices' (RO) accuracy in processing disability claims, focusing on: (1) the extent of improvements made by the Systematic Technical Accuracy Review (STAR) system in measuring claims-processing accuracy; (2) additional efforts needed to strengthen the system; and (3) challenges the Veterans Benefits...
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...
National Science Foundation: Better Use of Existing Resources Could Improve Program Administration
RCED-94-95: Published: Jun 24, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), focusing on: (1) how EHR establishes current and future priorities for its education programs; and (2) whether EHR has the resources it needs to effectively administer its programs.GAO found that: (1) EHR sets its program priorities through an informal proc...
U.S. Sentencing Commission: Changes Needed to Improve Effectiveness
T-GGD-90-17: Published: Mar 7, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1990.
GAO discussed the United States Sentencing Commission's management and operations. GAO noted that the Commission: (1) had not established a plan to guide its efforts after developing sentencing guidelines; (2) did not, until recently, establish clear lines of authority or define a central role for the staff director; (3) experienced vacancies and turnover in key positions, and went without a resea...
Integrity Act: Treasury's Annual Reporting Needs Improvement
GGD-87-16: Published: Nov 26, 1986. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 1986.
GAO reported on the Department of the Treasury's report on its internal controls under the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act of 1982 (FMFIA).GAO believes that Treasury's report inaccurately portrayed the adequacy of its controls, because: (1) its fiscal year (FY) 1985 report stated that, except for material weaknesses in tax processing and automated operations, its internal control systems...
Management Improvement in the Federal Government
129190: Feb 26, 1986
GAO discussed major management issues facing the federal government. GAO noted that some progress has been made, but the management structure and systems supporting leaders are still far from what they need to be. Recent GAO management reviews at the Departments of Labor and Justice and the Defense Logistics Agency provided evidence of improvement efforts within individual departments. GAO believe...
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...
EPA-FMFIA: EPA's Implementation of the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act
RCED-86-34: Published: Nov 13, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) second-year implementation of the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA), focusing on: (1) improvements in EPA internal controls and the process EPA uses to evaluate and correct internal control weaknesses; (2) the status of the EPA accounting system and evaluations made to determine whether it conforms to the Comptroller General'...