Proposed legislation (91 - 100 of 480 items)
Unclaimed Money: Proposals for Transferring Unclaimed Funds to States
AFMD-89-44: Published: May 9, 1989. Publicly Released: May 9, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on proposed legislation that would require the federal government to transfer certain unclaimed money to the states, focusing on: (1) existing laws that address unclaimed funds; and (2) the effect that the proposed legislation would have on those statutes and the federal budget.GAO found that: (1) U.S. Treasury regulations required a...
Asset Forfeiture: An Update
T-GGD-89-17: Published: Apr 24, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1989.
GAO discussed how the Customs Service and the Department of Justice (DOJ) could more quickly process seized assets. GAO noted that: (1) such seized assets as cash and real estate have increased by 3,200 percent since 1979, now totalling $1.1 billion; (2) both Customs and DOJ used their asset forfeiture funds to finance program expenses, share with state and local law enforcement agencies, and fund...
Immigration: Projected Immigration Under S. 448 and Recent Trends in Legal Immigration
PEMD-89-12: Published: Apr 4, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided: (1) a projection of legal immigration between 1990 and 1999 under S. 448 and S. 358; and (2) historical data on legal immigration from the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, the Philippines, and Sweden.GAO found that: (1) family preference immigration during the 10-year period would total about 3,240,000 under S. 448, 2,160,000 under current law,...
Immigration: S. 358 Would Change the Distribution of Immigrant Classes
T-PEMD-89-1: Published: Mar 3, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed future trends in legal immigration based on S. 358, which changed the effective date of proposed immigration legislation to fiscal year (FY) 1991. GAO found that the bill proposed three major changes to legal immigration by: (1) changing the system for allocating family-preference visas by basing available visas on the level of immediate-relativ...
[Comments on Proposed Changes to FAR]
B-217790.2,B-221716.2,B-233540: Published: Feb 23, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1989.
GAO commented on three proposals to change contract cost principles in the Federal Acquisition Regulation. GAO: (1) did not support the proposed revision of public relations and advertising cost principles, since the revision would not prevent the recovery of unallowable public relations and advertising costs under other cost principles; (2) supported the proposed revision of professional and cons...
Troubled Financial Institutions: Solutions to the Thrift Industry Problem
GGD-89-47: Published: Feb 21, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed: (1) the benefits and disadvantages of merging the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation (FSLIC); and (2) actions needed to restore the deposit system's financial health.GAO believes that: (1) the current strategy for resolving insolvent institutions is costly and does not consider t...
[Comments on Army Employee's Entitlement to Reimbursement for Relocation Expenses]
B-232481: Published: Dec 19, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 19, 1988.
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Administrative Law Judges: Appointment of Women and Social Security Administration Staff Attorneys
GGD-89-5: Published: Oct 19, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined: (1) federal agencies' progress in appointing women to administrative law judge (ALJ) positions; and (2) the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) and the Social Security Administration's (SSA) progress in making SSA staff attorneys more competitive for judicial positions.GAO found that: (1) as of July 1988, women filled 40 of the nearly 1,000 A...
Legislative Mandates: State Experiences Offer Insights for Federal Action
HRD-88-75: Published: Sep 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed state and federal attempts to deal with legislative mandates imposed on lower levels of government, focusing on: (1) their processes for estimating the mandates' cost impacts; and (2) states' reimbursement practices for such costs.GAO found that: (1) although the cost estimates improved congressional understanding of state and local costs, they...
Securities Regulation: Efforts to Detect, Investigate, and Deter Insider Trading
GGD-88-116: Published: Aug 5, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) and self-regulatory organizations' (SRO) efforts to detect, investigate, and deter insider trading.GAO found that the securities markets are vulnerable to insider trading because of the: (1) large number of corporate events, such as mergers and acquisitions; (2) large number of individuals with knowled...