Financial management (21 - 30 of 47 items)
The Congressional Award Program
T-AFMD-88-15: Published: Jun 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1988.
GAO discussed its review of the Congressional Award Program, which Congress established to promote youth initiative, achievement, and excellence through public service, personal development, and physical activities. GAO found that the program operated efficiently at the local council level, with annual increases in the number of councils, participating states, and awards. GAO also found that the C...
Options for Dealing With Farm Credit System Problems
T-GGD-87-11: Published: Apr 7, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1987.
GAO discussed the federal rescue of the Farm Credit System and suggested an approach to stabilizing the system in the short run while developing long-term policies, since failure or default of the System's obligations would seriously disrupt the flow of credit to the agricultural sector and pose risks to other federal lending institutions. GAO found that: (1) the system's situation has continued t...
Social Security Administration: Stable Leadership and Better Management Needed To Improve Effectiveness
HRD-87-39: Published: Mar 18, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1987.
GAO reviewed management problems that the Social Security Administration (SSA) must address to ensure the continued delivery of high-quality service to social security recipients.GAO noted that SSA has serious management problems that: (1) are not evident to the public; (2) have contributed to crisis situations in the past; and (3) could interfere with SSA ability to effectively accomplish its mis...
Department of Labor: Assessment of Management Improvement Efforts
HRD-87-27: Published: Dec 31, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1986.
GAO commented on the Department of Labor's responses to its recommendations to: (1) strengthen secretarial direction; (2) correct long-standing problems; (3) obtain better information on program operations; (4) enhance work-force quality and efficiency; and (5) operate in a more business-like manner.GAO noted that: (1) the Secretary of Labor established departmentwide goals and the Secretary's Man...
Inspectors General: Compliance With Professional Standards by the Agriculture Inspector General
AFMD-86-41: Published: Sep 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Inspector General's (OIG) compliance with professional standards in conducting audits and investigations.GAO found that, of the 23 audit and investigation standards it reviewed, OIG satisfactorily complied with 18. Although OIG complied with certain aspects of the other 5 standards, GAO found that: (1) some OIG supervisors did not docum...
DOD Fraud Hotline: Generally Effective but Some Changes Needed
AFMD-86-9: Published: Mar 21, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the efficiency of the Department of Defense (DOD) Fraud Hotline as a means of receiving and processing allegations of waste, fraud, and mismanagement in DOD, focusing on: (1) the adequacy of Hotline procedures for receiving, recording, and referring allegations for investigation; (2) the independence of investigators working on Hotline allegations...
Review Groups Not Located in the Offices of Statutory Inspectors General
AFMD-85-36: Published: Feb 5, 1985. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO studied the management review offices of the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to determine if these offices are interfering with or duplicating the work of agency inspectors general (IG).GAO found that problems had existed concerning investigative authority in the GSA Office of Oversight within t...
Department of Health and Human Services Should Improve Policies and Practices on Grant-Related Income
GGD-84-20: Published: Feb 10, 1984. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 1984.
GAO reviewed federal agencies' and grantees' practices and policies for reporting and disposing of federal grant-related income.GAO found that a number of federal agencies, including the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), have not established regulations conforming to the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) grant-related income standards or were not adequately implementing their gr...
Progress in Improving Program and Budget Information for Congressional Use
OACG-84-2: Published: Nov 8, 1983. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1983.
GAO presented its annual report on the progress and results of its continuing program to: (1) develop standard terms and classifications for Federal fiscal, budgetary, and program-related information; (2) identify congressional needs for such information; and (3) monitor recurring reporting requirements of Congress and recommend changes.Over the past year, GAO has noted a number of positive action...
Alleged Fraud and Mismanagement in the Office of Industrial Security International, Brussels, Belgium
PLRD-82-28: Published: Dec 31, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1982.
GAO was asked to review and comment on several allegations involving the overall operations of the Brussels, Belgium, branch of the Office of Industrial Security International and its branch chief.GAO found that the Inspector General of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) had made a comprehensive and objective investigation of these matters. The DLA General Counsel later made an independent review...