Law enforcement (41 - 50 of 56 items)
Drug Control: Implementation of the Chemical Diversion and Trafficking Act of 1988
GGD-91-56BR: Published: Apr 3, 1991. Publicly Released: May 8, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) implementation of the Chemical Diversion and Trafficking Act of 1988 (CDTA), enacted to increase the regulation and detection of legally manufactured chemicals used to manufacture and process illegal drugs.GAO found that: (1) CDTA did not require chemical handlers to register with the federal government;...
U.S. Government Securities: More Transaction Information and Investor Protection Measures Are Needed
GGD-90-114: Published: Sep 14, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1990.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO evaluated the implementation and effectiveness of the Government Securities Act of 1986.GAO found that: (1) the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) found that the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) was ensuring that specialist firms complied with Treasury requirements and regulations; (2) gaps in investor protection could result in inv...
Medical Device Problem Reporting: A Case Study of a Home Apnea Monitor
T-PEMD-90-10: Published: Jul 17, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1990.
GAO discussed the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) implementation of the medical device reporting regulation, focusing on reporting problems involving a home apnea monitor. GAO noted that: (1) the monitor's manufacturer received at least 70 complaints associating the monitor with patient deaths between 1983 and 1989; (2) although the manufacturer maintained records of complaints, it did not fu...
Immigration Reform: Status of Implementing Employer Sanctions After Second Year
GGD-89-16: Published: Nov 15, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 1988.
In response to a legislative requirement, GAO surveyed implementation and enforcement of the Immigration Reform and Control Act's (IRCA) employer sanction provisions to determine whether the: (1) Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and other federal agencies satisfactorily carried out IRCA; and (2) provisions caused a widespread pattern of discrimination against U.S. citizens or others or...
Ethics: The Department of Justice's Ethics Program
GGD-88-112BR: Published: Jul 19, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Ethics Program to determine whether the program complied with statutory requirements and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regulations.GAO found that: (1) although the program generally complied with Ethics in Government Act of 1978 requirements, DOJ did not periodically evaluate it or provide training for al...
The Organization and Operations of the Postal Inspection Service: Proposals To Strengthen Independence and Reporting Requirements
T-AFMD-87-11: Published: Apr 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1987.
GAO discussed its comparison of the Postal Inspection Service and the statutory offices of inspector general (OIG). GAO found that the Inspection Service: (1) is not as independent as OIG; (2) has no legislative or other requirement to report to agency management and Congress on its activities, while OIG report semiannually to Congress on their operations; (3) operates a police force and performs...
[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...
After the Criminal Fine Enforcement Act of 1984--Some Issues Still Need To Be Resolved
GGD-86-2: Published: Oct 10, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Justice and Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts' (AO) policies and procedures for tracking, monitoring, collecting, and enforcing criminal fines.GAO found that: (1) many offenders do not pay their fines; (2) there were no formal procedures governing the collection process; (3) probation officers do not obtain financial informatio...
Bureau of Indian Affairs' Use of Selected Aspects of Its Fiscal Year 1984 Appropriated Funds
AFMD-85-74: Published: Sep 6, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Indian Affairs' planned and actual use of its fiscal year (FY) 1984 spending authority.GAO found that, overall, the Bureau allocated FY 1984 appropriations earmarked for social services and law enforcement activities in accordance with their financial plans and congressional expectations. The Bureau headquarters and area offices ob...
Accomplishments of FBI Undercover Operations
GGD-84-79: Published: Aug 21, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the accuracy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) reporting of accomplishments resulting from undercover operations.GAO found that, in 1982, FBI reported that its undercover operations: (1) resulted in 680 convictions, $4.4 million in fines, $63.9 million in recoveries, $5.7 million in asset forfeitures, $1.4 million in restitutions, and...