Federal regulations (1 - 10 of 29 items)
Congressional Review Act: Implementation and Coordination
T-OGC-98-38: Published: Mar 10, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1998.
GAO discussed its experience in fulfilling its responsibilities under the Congressional Review Act (CRA).GAO noted that: (1) its primary role under the CRA is to provide Congress with a report on each major rule concerning GAO's assessment of the promulgating federal agency's compliance with the procedural steps required by various acts and Executive orders governing the regulatory process; (2) th...
[Comments on Proposed Changes to FAR]
B-234591,B-234593: Published: Jun 20, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1989.
GAO commented on two General Services Administration proposals to revise the Federal Acquisition Regulation. GAO: (1) supported a proposed revision which would require solicitations to explicitly inform bidders of the possibility of bid rejection in the event of unbalanced first-article and production prices; and (2) had no objection to a proposed revision which would clarify the procuring agency'...
[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...
[Comments on Proposed FAR Amendment To Recoup Foreign Tax Credits Under FMS Contracts]
B-231158: Published: Jun 9, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1988.
GAO commented on a proposed amendment to the Federal Acquisition Regulation which would require contractors and subcontractors performing foreign military sales contracts in a foreign country to credit back to the United States the amount of any U.S. tax liability reduction they received in performance of the contracts. GAO had no objection to the proposed changes...
Congressional Reports: Efforts To Eliminate or Modify Reporting Requirements Need To Be Improved
AFMD-88-4: Published: Apr 19, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1988.
GAO reviewed the procedures that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and five executive branch agencies used to compile and present a legislative proposal for modifying or eliminating 240 congressional reporting requirements.GAO found that: (1) as of fiscal year 1985, there were approximately 3,300 recurring reporting requirements, which cost agencies about $240 million; and (2) although OMB...
[Comments on FAR Changes]
B-223689,B-223691: Published: Oct 31, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1986.
GAO commented on two Federal Acquisition Regulation cases proposing changes to two cost accounting standards. GAO concluded that: (1) it did not object to the proposed change that would delete the reference to the state discount rate when computing the value of self-insured losses, thus requiring the use of the Treasury rate in all cases; and (2) it would not object to the proposed change to incre...
[Comments on Proposed FAR Changes]
B-223827.2: Published: Oct 31, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1986.
GAO commented on proposed changes to the Federal Acquisition Regulation that would: (1) reduce the progress payment rate for small business concerns and all other contractors; (2) limit progress payments for all contractors to 80 percent of the work accomplished when the specific terms and price of a contract have not been made definite; and (3) require a special contract provision to describe how...
Comments on Proposed Regulations Which Would Implement the Backpay Act
B-197792(MRV): Published: Apr 1, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
A review was made of proposed regulations which would implement the Back Pay Act, as amended by the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978. One significant change in the regulations would result in the burden of proof lying with the employing agency rather than the employee in cases where compensation was denied, withdrawn, or reduced due to an unjustified or unwarranted personnel action. GAO has no obj...
Proposed Regulations Concerning Phrase "Regularly Scheduled"
B-201039(MRV): Published: Mar 16, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
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