Funds management (41 - 50 of 52 items)
Impact of Work Cutbacks on Northeast Corridor Improvement Project
CED-81-23: Published: Oct 31, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1980.
The Northeast Corridor Improvement Project was initiated to improve high-speed rail passenger service between Washington, New York, and Boston. Implementation of the program is being handled primarily by the Federal Railroad Administration, but the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrack) will operate and maintain the Corridor when construction is completed.Substantial reductions have bee...
The Alternative Work Schedules Experiment: Congressional Oversight Needed To Avoid Likely Failure
FPCD-81-2: Published: Nov 14, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1980.
Federal employees are participating in a nationwide voluntary experiment to determine the effects of alternative work schedules (AWS) and to determine whether, and in what situations, the Federal Government can successfully use them. The experiment was authorized by the Federal Employees Flexible and Compressed Work Schedules Act, which requires the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to assess t...
Alternatives to Use of Animals in Research
HRD-80-70: Published: Mar 28, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1980.
GAO was requested to comment on the feasibility and advisability of a legislative proposal to redirect 50 percent of Federal research funding for developing nonanimal alternatives to research and to review several issues regarding nonanimal alternatives. "Alternatives" is generally defined as not using any laboratory animals, reducing the number of animals required, or refining existing methods to...
Coordination of Federal Arms Control Research Program To Be Improved
ID-80-6: Published: Mar 17, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1980.
The efforts of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA) to coordinate arms control research sponsored by other Federal agencies and the management of ACDA external research program were studied. The Director of ACDA is the principal advisor to the Secretary of State, the National Security Council, and the President on arms control and disarmament matters. Congress clearly intended that ACDA...
Assuring Program Accountability
110918: Nov 15, 1979
The oversight process is the primary vehicle for assuring program accountability in existing programs. Program accountability is achieved through oversight when responsible political leaders: learn about executive actions or programs; judge the adequacy, appropriateness and effectiveness of such actions or programs; and consequently take the necessary action to reform governmental administration,...
Need To Better Administer the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act's Maintenance-of-Effort Requirement
GGD-78-85: Published: Oct 3, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 1978.
The Department of Justice's Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA) is authorized to finance nationwide efforts to improve juvenile justice and prevent juvenile delinquency. The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974 requires that a minimum level of assistance for juvenile delinquency programs be maintained from appropriations made under the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe...
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...
Controls Are Needed Over Indian Self-Determination Contracts, Grants, and Training and Technical Assistance Activities To Insure Required Services Are Provided to Indians
CED-78-44: Published: Feb 15, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 1978.
The Indian Self-Determination Act called for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to contract with Indian tribes to assume responsibility for planning, conducting, and administering programs and services provided by BIA.BIA does not have adequate controls over contracts and grants awarded to the tribes or the related training and technical assistance activities. BIA has not met the legislative manda...
The Summer Feeding Program: How to Feed the Children and Stop Program Abuses
CED-77-59: Published: Apr 15, 1977. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1977.
Various aspects of the summer food service program for children were reviewed in light of alleged abuses during program operations in major urban areas. Causes of abuses that had been detected by other groups, including the Departments of Agriculture and Justice, were investigated. The review was conducted at the Food and Nutrition Service headquarters in Washington, D.C., and at the regional offi...