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Consulting Services: Contract Obligations for Fiscal Years 1987, 1988, and 1989
GGD-91-62FS: Published: May 8, 1991. Publicly Released: May 30, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Federal Procurement Data Center reports for fiscal years 1987, 1988, and 1989, focusing on: (1) the extent to which federal agencies incurred obligations for consulting services contracts; and (2) whether Data Center information could be used to determine compliance with three fiscal year (FY) 1989 appropriation limitations on consulting services.G...
Elder Abuse: Effectiveness of Reporting Laws and Other Factors
HRD-91-74: Published: Apr 24, 1991. Publicly Released: May 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed states' mandatory and voluntary laws for reporting domestic elder abuse, to determine: (1) which type of law was most effective in identifying elder abuse victims; and (2) the effectiveness of reporting laws and other factors in identifying, preventing, and treating elderly abuse.GAO found that: (1) significant differences among states' laws and da...
Effectiveness of Reporting Laws and Other Factors in Identifying, Preventing, and Treating Elder Abuse
T-HRD-91-27: Published: May 15, 1991. Publicly Released: May 15, 1991.
GAO discussed the comparative effectiveness of mandatory and voluntary state laws for reporting elder abuse. GAO noted that the two types of laws could not be meaningfully compared, since: (1) state laws addressing elder abuse varied widely; (2) data collection practices differed from state to state, and states did not provide comparable data on the total number of identified cases; and (3) the nu...
SARA Capacity Assurance: Data Problems Underlying the 1989 State Assessments
T-PEMD-91-4: Published: May 2, 1991. Publicly Released: May 2, 1991.
GAO discussed aspects of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) hazardous waste reporting system that were likely to affect the effectiveness of Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA) capacity assurance assessments, focusing on the: (1) definitions of information requirements; (2) quality of measurement; and (3) data collection methods used. GAO noted that: (1) EPA system...
Computer Matching: Need for Guidelines on Data Collection and Analysis
HRD-90-30: Published: Apr 17, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) need to: (1) work with federal agencies to develop and coordinate guidance on data collection and reporting for evaluating the cost-effectiveness of the Income and Eligibility Verification System (IEVS) in accordance to the Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988, focusing on whether states h...
Import Duties: Assessment of Duties on Unfairly Priced Imports Not Reviewed
GGD-89-124: Published: Sep 29, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Customs Service's and Commerce Department's administration of antidumping and countervailing duty assessment procedures, focusing on: (1) whether Commerce is effectively using Customs duty estimates to assess the established amounts; and (2) Customs' reporting accuracy and the content of the Commerce-established duties.GAO found that: (1) about...
Medicaid: Lessons Learned From Arizona's Prepaid Program
HRD-87-14: Published: Mar 6, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1987.
GAO reviewed the first 3 years of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System's (AHCCCS) operation to examine Arizona's approach to: (1) competitive bidding for procuring health plan contracts; (2) collection of utilization data from prepaid plans on the health care services provided; and (3) financial oversight of prepaid health plans.GAO found that portions of the AHCCCS procurement design c...
Defense Department Subcontract-Level Reporting System
ID-83-30: Published: Jan 21, 1983. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Defense (DOD) attempts to obtain foreign-source procurement data at the subcontract level and its implementation of a subcontract-level reporting system.GAO found that a quarterly reporting requirement has been established for certain DOD contractors, some of which have begun to provide information on their foreign subcontracts. GAO h...
Repeal of Unneeded Outer Continental Shelf Production Rate-Setting Functions Would Cut Costs
EMD-82-97: Published: Sep 10, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1982.
GAO initiated this report to determine whether there are opportunities to save money or better utilize resources within the Department of the Interior by eliminating unneeded statutory and other reporting requirements involving the production of oil and gas from federal leases on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).GAO found that, under authority of the OCS Lands Act of 1953 and the OCS Lands Act Am...
Information on Hospital Inspections, Reporting Requirements, and Life Safety Code Enforcement
HRD-80-94: Published: Jul 2, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1980.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the impact of regulatory requirements being imposed on hospitals. Inspections, reports, and Life Safety Code enforcement were examined. Hospitals are subjected to inspections by Federal, State, and local governments, and private sources. GAO identified 101 inspections, 38 of which were identified by hospital officials as duplicative or similar to o...