Interagency relations (41 - 50 of 53 items)
Additional Management Improvements Are Needed To Speed Case Processing at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
EMD-80-54: Published: Jul 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1980.
Created as an independent regulatory agency within the Department of Energy (DOE), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is primarily responsible to regulate directly or indirectly electric power, natural gas, and oil in interstate commerce. Under the law, it has also been assigned most of the functions of the former Federal Power Commission, jurisdiction over oil pipeline rates, and oth...
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...
Comments on H.R. 24
B-167710: Published: Mar 25, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1980.
GAO recommended approval of proposed legislation to improve congressional oversight of Federal programs by effecting basic changes in the authorities applicable to GAO. The provision of judicial remedies to enforce GAO access to records rights would be improved, and congressional input into the selection of future Comptrollers General and their Deputies would be formalized...
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...
Federal Management Weaknesses Cry Out for Alternatives To Deliver Programs and Services to Indians To Improve Their Quality of Life
CED-78-166: Published: Oct 31, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1978.
During the last decade, there has been increasing congressional activity with the goal of improving the quality of life of Indians. Recent GAO reports have shown the need for greater Federal efforts to meet this goal. A Bureau of Indian Affairs Reorganization Task Force concluded in its March 1978 report that a general management crisis pervades the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).In spite of recom...
Summary of Actions Taken To Implement the Recommendations of the Joint Agency Transportation Study
LCD-78-218: Published: Jun 29, 1978. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1978.
The Joint Agency Transportation Study was undertaken to alleviate long-standing complaints by common carriers regarding unwarranted delays in payment by the Government for transportation services. The study made 58 recommendations for improving the procedures and documents used in conducting the Government's transportation business.With few exceptions, actions to implement these recommendations ha...
Solar Demonstrations on Federal Residences: Better Planning and Management Control Needed
EMD-78-40: Published: Apr 14, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 1978.
Pursuant to the Solar Heating and Cooling Demonstration Act of 1974, the former Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA) provided the Department of Defense (DOD) with $3.1 million in funding authority for two solar demonstration projects on federal residences.The first solar demonstration project, after expenditures of $719,000 and an 18 month schedule slippage, was never completed be...
Effectiveness of BIA Coordination with Other Federal Agencies
CED-78-47: Published: Feb 8, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1978.
Four reports were compiled in a review of Bureau of Indian Affairs programs and processes. A two-part report on Indian natural resources concluded that the Department of Interior had not given Indians the necessary assistance to properly manage their natural resources. The report recommended that procedures be established among various responsible agencies and Indian tribes to coordinate reservati...
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...
Effective Use of Federal Funds for Law Enforcement
GGD-78-25: Published: Dec 1, 1977. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1977.
A summary was compiled of GAO completed and ongoing work bearing on efforts to promote more effective use of the limited federal funds for law enforcement. No single GAO report provides a basis for making recommendations which affect the entire federal law-enforcement structure. These reports have provided information on a function or activity performed by a single agency, information concerning s...