Law enforcement (21 - 30 of 43 items)
Views on H.R. 3086
121716: Jun 22, 1983
GAO commented on the activities of the U.S. Marshals Service and on H.R. 3086, a bill that would amend existing laws governing the protection of Government witnesses, the performance of U.S. marshal duties, and the fees for serving process and rendering other court-related services. Attention was focused on the Witness Security Program, since recent GAO work showed that the program has enabled som...
Congress Should Consider Repeal of the Service Contract Act
HRD-83-4: Published: Jan 31, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1983.
GAO reported on the problems and impacts of the Service Contract Act of 1965, as amended, and the Department of Labor's administration and enforcement of its implementing regulations and procedures.GAO found that Labor has been unable to administer the Service Contract Act efficiently and effectively because: (1) inherent problems exist in its administration; (2) wage rates and fringe benefits set...
Comments on H.R. 7039
119450: Sep 9, 1982
GAO testified on a bill which would amend existing laws governing the protection of Government witnesses, the performance of U.S. Marshal duties, and the fees that can be charged for certain services provided by the Government in connection with litigation in the Federal courts. In addition, the bill would amend the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure relating to the service of process and provide mo...
U.S. Marshals Can Serve Civil Process and Transport Prisoners More Efficiently
GGD-82-8: Published: Apr 22, 1982. Publicly Released: May 17, 1982.
GAO examined the operations of the U.S. Marshals Service and evaluated its efforts to serve civil process for private litigants and to transport federal prisoners between judicial districts.Marshals have been required by law to serve civil process when directed by the courts. Civil process is served and fees are charged in accordance with judicial rules and federal statutes, which are causing the...
Consideration of Whether the Existing Tax Disclosure Statute Strikes a Proper Balance Between Privacy Rights and Law Enforcement Information Needs
117066: Dec 14, 1981
Since its enactment, the disclosure section of the 1976 Tax Reform Act has generated much concern and controversy because it has affected the coordination between the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and law enforcement agencies. Changes to the law would constitute an important step toward resolving the coordination problems. In considering changes to the law, it is essential to strike a proper bala...
Narcotics Enforcement Policy
117181: Dec 10, 1981
The development of a comprehensive, cohesive Federal narcotics enforcement policy must involve all aspects of the criminal justice system: investigation, prosecution, adjudication, conviction, and sentencing. It must be on an international as well as a national level. It is the Federal Government's strategy to allocate resources to combat the most dangerous drugs of abuse, to go after high-level t...
Effects of the 1976 Tax Reform Act Disclosure Provisions on Law Enforcement Activities
116839: Nov 9, 1981
For several years, GAO has supported the need for changes to disclosure laws to improve the effectiveness of law enforcement. It is essential to strike a proper balance between legitimate privacy concerns and equally legitimate law enforcement information needs. The primary mission of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is to collect taxes. Taxpayers who supply information to IRS have a basic right...
Stronger Crackdown Needed on Clandestine Laboratories Manufacturing Dangerous Drugs
GGD-82-6: Published: Nov 6, 1981. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 1981.
GAO assessed whether the Federal Government is mounting an effective attack on illicitly manufactured dangerous drugs and whether current legal sanctions pose a reasonable degree of risk to dangerous drug traffickers.In spite of concerted efforts by a few Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) field offices which have produced an impressive increase in the number of clandestine laboratory seizures,...
Improving the Effectiveness of Criminal Forfeiture of Assets
116387: Sep 16, 1981
Illegal activities generate billions of dollars annually, and the Government's efforts to take the profit out of crime through asset forfeiture has had little success. In its efforts to improve the Government's forfeiture program, the Department of Justice has: (1) issued guidance to prosecutors on the use of forfeiture statutes; (2) started to accumulate forfeiture statistics to analyze the exten...
Comments on H.R. 316
B-202303: Published: Jun 18, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1981.
By congressional request, GAO commented on H.R. 316. The intent of this bill is to protect individuals and businesses against untimely Government regulatory enforcement with respect to their otherwise private business or personal endeavors. The bill would provide a uniform 4-year limit on the time that any agency could require a person to retain records. While GAO believes that reducing records re...