Proposed legislation (51 - 60 of 480 items)
Federal Lobbying: Comments on the Adequacy of Federal Lobbying Laws
T-GGD-93-49: Published: Sep 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1993.
GAO discussed its views on the adequacy of federal lobbying laws and regulations, focusing on: (1) whether sufficient data exist to identify the lobbying activities of former senior government officials or members of Congress; (2) the number of former congressional members and senior officials involved in lobbying activities in the last 3 years; and (3) the extent of lobbying activities in the leg...
Puerto Rico: Confusion Over Applicability of the Electoral Law to Referendum Process
HRD-93-84: Published: May 28, 1993. Publicly Released: May 28, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO addressed concerns about the conduct of the referendum held in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in December 1991, focusing on the: (1) applicability of electoral law to the referendum; and (2) fairness of the referendum process.GAO found that: (1) the enabling legislation for the referendum specifically applied the electoral law to the referendum; (2) the le...
Private Pensions: Most Underfunded Plan Sponsors Are Not Making Additional Contributions
T-HRD-93-16: Published: Apr 20, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1993.
GAO discussed defined benefit pension plan funding issues. GAO noted that: (1) funding for underfunded plans is not improving, since the number of underfunded plans and the amount of underfunding increased from 1989 to 1991; (2) of 60 underfunded plans sampled, one-third are making additional contributions under an Internal Revenue Code provision, and the remaining plans do not make additional con...
Wilderness: Effects of Designation on Economy and Grazing in Utah
RCED-93-11: Published: Dec 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a 1990 study of the economic impact of designating various amounts of public lands in Utah as wilderness, focusing on the: (1) reasonableness of the study's assumptions and the soundness of its methodology; and (2) wilderness designation's effect on livestock grazing on public land in Utah.GAO found that: (1) the study projected that a wilderness d...
HUD's Family Self-Sufficiency
RCED-92-248R: Published: Jul 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1992.
GAO reviewed the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Family Self-Sufficiency Program, focusing on how the program applies to Indian housing authorities (IHA). GAO found that: (1) although the Indian community generally agrees with the program's concept and goals, it has not widely endorsed the program itself; (2) federal and Indian housing officials have suggested program changes,...
Farmers Home Administration: Resolution of Loan Appeals
T-RCED-92-91: Published: Aug 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1992.
GAO discussed its review of the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) appeals process, focusing on: (1) the number of successful appellants on cases appealed to and remanded by the FmHA National Appeals Staff for reconsideration; (2) the timeliness of implementation of successful, remanded appeal cases; and (3) its views on proposed legislation that would reorganize FmHA. GAO noted that: (1) FmHA a...
FBI: Advanced Communications Technologies Pose Wiretapping Challenges
IMTEC-92-68BR: Published: Jul 17, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the: (1) technological alternatives available to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to wiretap voice and data communications; (2) telecommunications network changes needed to accommodate the least detectable wiretaps; and (3) estimated cost of developing and implementing such changes.GAO found that: (1) the technologies in use and the locat...
Child Labor: Information on Federal Enforcement Efforts
HRD-92-127FS: Published: Jun 15, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO answered questions on the proposed Child Labor Amendments of 1992 (S. 600), which would strengthen the enforcement of child labor standards through additional penalties and the use of work permits.GAO noted that: (1) the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) does not have a formal policy to publicize the names of child labor law violators in th...
Employee Conduct Standards: Some Outside Activities Present Conflict-of-Interest Issues
GGD-92-34: Published: Feb 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed possible conflicts of interest when federal employees do similar work both inside and outside of government, focusing on: (1) the extent and characteristics of employees' approved activities outside the federal government; (2) agency regulations and procedures for monitoring outside activities; (3) approved activities that could create the appearan...
Child Labor: Work Permit and Death and Injury Reporting Systems in Selected States
HRD-92-44FS: Published: Mar 16, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared how state certification procedures for child labor differ from the federally-mandated child labor work permit system that would be established under the Child Labor Amendments of 1992, focusing on: (1) how state work permit systems in three states differ from the type of system that the proposed legislation would require; and (2) changes those stat...