Reporting requirements (11 - 20 of 47 items)
Revision of Excess and Surplus Property Biennial Reporting Requirement
T-GGD-88-49: Published: Aug 3, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1988.
GAO discussed proposed legislation that would modify its biennial reporting requirements under the General Services Administration's (GSA) program for transfers of excess personal property and donations of surplus personal property. GAO found that: (1) its past reports fully determined the effects of Public Law 94-519 and met Congress' objective to have GAO independently evaluate the program; and...
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 H.R. 4783]
B-223224: Published: Aug 18, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO commented on H.R. 4783, which amended the Antikickback Act. GAO found that the bill: (1) maintains without change a provision authorizing GAO to inspect contractor plants, conduct audits, and investigate violations of the act, and extends the same authority to other federal agencies; (2) acknowledges the role of agency inspectors general in the detection...
H.R. 2518 and H.R. 2519, Bills That Would Eliminate or Modify Certain Requirements for Agency Reports to the Congress
130002: Jun 4, 1986
GAO testified on two proposed bills to discontinue or amend certain requirements for both GAO and executive agency reports to Congress. GAO noted that the proposed bills would: (1) eliminate duplicate and unnecessary reports; (2) limit necessary congressional oversight, especially in determining whether programs are operating legally; and (3) promote cost savings. GAO believes that: (1) its bienni...
[Comments on H.R. 2518]
B-219091.2: Published: Nov 5, 1985. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 1986.
GAO commented on a bill to discontinue or amend certain requirements for agency reports to Congress and promote cost savings and reduction of paperwork burdens. GAO found that certain provisions of the bill may: (1) limit necessary congressional oversight for certain programs as well as Congress' ability to determine if the programs are operating within the law; (2) eliminate requirements for impo...
[Comments on H.R. 257]
B-129874: Published: Nov 18, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on H.R. 257, a bill which provides for the disclosure of lobbying activities to Congress. GAO has repeatedly recognized the need for strengthening the lobbying disclosure law; however, it is concerned about two aspects of the bill: (1) the designation of the Comptroller General as the official responsible for the administration of the bill; and (2...
Tax Code Amendment: A Change in Foreign-Owned U.S. Corporations' Reporting Requirements
GGD-86-19: Published: Nov 1, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO studied Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax compliance activities with respect to foreign-owned U.S. corporations.GAO found that the present language of the section of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) that requires certain foreign-owned U.S. corporations to report transactions with related domestic or foreign corporations does not require the reporting of...
[Comment on S. 1518]
B-220343: Published: Nov 5, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO presented: (1) views on the provisions of S. 1518; (2) recommendations for possible committee action; and (3) an assessment of possible paperwork and regulatory burdens which might result from the bill's passage. The bill: (1) provides for cost efficiency in the shipment of U.S. cargos; (2) establishes the Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence Seaway Advisory Coun...
Comments on a Proposed Amendment to H.R. 2717
B-130961: Published: Jun 22, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
GAO was asked to comment on a proposed amendment to H.R. 2717, a bill to reauthorize the Office of Government Ethics and to close certain gaps in the Ethics in Government Act of 1978. GAO stated that the proposed amendment would require the heads of the four major intelligence agencies to establish a trust if they acquire securities worth more than $100,000. GAO noted that the amendment would make...
Comments on the Motor Carrier Reform Act, S. 2245
B-197921: Published: Mar 6, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
Views were provided on a requirement included in the proposed Motor Carrier Reform Act (S. 2245). Section 13 of the act would require the Interstate Commerce Commission, the Secretary of Transportation, and the Comptroller General to submit separate reports to Congress on the probable effect of eliminating antitrust immunity from the discussion of single-line rates and on the need for continued an...