Financial management (11 - 20 of 29 items)
121772: Jun 30, 1983
GAO discussed H.R. 3233 and its recently issued report concerning the administration of the Criminal Justice Act. GAO had reported that the 10 Federal district courts it reviewed often administered the act differently, especially when: (1) selecting private court-appointed attorneys; (2) controlling and accounting for funds; and (3) determining defendants' liability for legal costs. GAO noted that...
[Comments on H.R. 2727]
B-196398: Published: May 31, 1983. Publicly Released: May 31, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO commented on H.R. 2727 which would amend title 31, U.S. Code to codify without substantive change recently enacted laws relating to money and finance. The bill incorporates a number of changes GAO discussed with the Office of the Law Revision Counsel and GAO supports its enactment...
Comments on H.R. 597
120891: Mar 23, 1983
In testimony before a congressional subcommittee, GAO expressed support for enactment of H.R. 597 which would increase the maximum amount that could be paid in the administrative settlement of military claims and for other purposes. GAO stated that shifting the fiscal accountability for allowable claims between $25,000 and $100,000 and an additional $75,000 of claims in excess of $100,000 may bene...
Regulations To Prohibit Reimbursement of Political Advocacy Expenses
120685: Mar 1, 1983
Testimony was given concerning Government-wide regulations recently proposed by the administration to control political advocacy or lobbying with appropriated funds by Government contractors and Federally funded non-profit organizations. Four agencies have simultaneously proposed the adoption of identical regulations to prohibit the reimbursement of political advocacy expenses charged to Federal g...
Inconsistencies in Administration of the Criminal Justice Act
GGD-83-18: Published: Feb 8, 1983. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1983.
GAO reviewed the implementation of the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) to determine the adequacy of the guidelines and directives provided to the district courts for implementing the act, the consistency with which the act is being implemented, and the adequacy of financial controls over funds provided by the act.The act enables the government to provide legal representation for defendants in federal c...
121161: Jan 1, 1983
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 18, Issue 1, Winter 1983, discusses various new and proposed legislation including laws which affect: small business research and development assistance, the auditing functions of GAO, data collection on the geographic distribution of Federal funds, claims collection, immigration reform, refugee assistance, and the establishment of the State Jus...
Comments on H.R. 6128
B-196398: Published: May 19, 1982. Publicly Released: May 19, 1982.
GAO was requested to comment on H.R. 6128 which would revise, codify, and enact without substantive change certain general and permanent laws related to money and finance. GAO had no objection to the enactment of the proposed legislation...
Comments on H.R. 4774: A Bill To Revise Laws Related to Money and Finance
B-196398: Published: Feb 18, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1982.
Comments were requested on H.R. 4774, a bill which, if enacted, would revise, codify, and enact without substantive change certain general and permanent laws related to money and finance. Congressional intentions are to standardize and update the language of many ancient and arcane statutes and to eliminate laws which have become obsolete with the passage of time or superseded by later enactments...
118601: Jan 1, 1982
Proposed legislation, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 17, Issue 2, Spring 1982, is discussed which would: (1) revise, codify, and enact legislation relating to money and finance; (2) create an administrative mechanism that would allow the affected agency to impose a monetary penalty for fraud; (3) improve management and eliminate waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in the operations of t...
Improving the Collection of Debts Owed the Government
117014: Dec 8, 1981
Legislation, S. 1249, has been proposed to support the comprehensive collection of debts owed the Government. This legislation, as well as increased emphasis by agency heads on debt management are the keys to resolving the Government's longstanding problems in this area. GAO discussed specific problems in the administration of the health professions and nursing student loan programs. The problems...