Interagency relations (81 - 90 of 111 items)
Downsizing and Space: Updated Information on Agencies' Actions and Plans to Reduce Space Available Through Downsizing
GGD-97-108R: Published: Jul 18, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 18, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided an update to information it provided in 1995 regarding: (1) the General Services Administration's (GSA) and the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) actions to develop a governmentwide strategy for managing space reduction opportunities through downsizing; and (2) GSA's, OMB's, and 10 other executive agencies' individual actions to reduce unneed...
Veterans Benefits Administration: Focusing on Results in Vocational Rehabilitation and Education Programs
T-HEHS-97-148: Published: Jun 5, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 1997.
GAO provided its views on the progress made and challenges faced by the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) in implementing the Government Performance and Results Act.GAO noted that: (1) VBA has taken an important first step in implementing the Results Act, but this process is an evolving one; (2) to date, VBA has developed a strategic plan with a mission and goals and has begun consulting with...
HEHS-96-25R: Published: Nov 2, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 2, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) efforts to address the cultural and linguistic needs of Hispanic veterans. GAO noted that: (1) VA has several agencywide and local initiatives that address Hispanic veterans' cultural, linguistic, and non-VA needs; (2) it is difficult to measure the success of these VA initiatives because VA does not collect...
VA Health Care: Efforts to Increase Sharing With DOD and the Private Sector
T-HEHS-96-41: Published: Oct 18, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 18, 1995.
GAO discussed the status and future direction of the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) health care resources sharing agreements with the Department of Defense (DOD) and the private sector. GAO noted that: (1) Congress has broadened the types of services, beneficiaries, and providers covered under VA sharing agreements, eased burdensome reimbursement provisions, and allowed providing facilities...
Veterans' Benefits: Effective Interaction Needed Within VA to Address Appeals Backlog
HEHS-95-190: Published: Sep 27, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the need for organizations within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that are involved in processing claims to increase cooperation and coordination so that impediments to processing appeals can be identified and resolved.GAO found that: (1) legislation and Court of Veterans Appeals' rulings have forced VA to integrate new adjudication respons...
Veterans' Benefits: Lack of Timeliness, Poor Communication Cause Customer Dissatisfaction
HEHS-94-179: Published: Sep 20, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the quality of the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) claims processing services, focusing on the: (1) timeliness of VA claim processing operations; (2) communication between VA and benefit applicants; (3) extent to which applicants have to resubmit documents to support their claims; and (4) extent to which VA denies claims and other veterans ser...
HEHS-94-127R: Published: Mar 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reported on the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) actions regarding a $21-million emergency supplemental appropriation that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) received to pay for emergency medical expenses arising from the January 1994 earthquake in southern California. GAO noted that OMB complied with the required actions for the VA appropriat...
Homelessness: Demand for Services to Homeless Veterans Exceeds VA Program Capacity
HEHS-94-98: Published: Feb 23, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) activities related to homeless veterans, focusing on VA: (1) interaction with federal, state, local, and private organizations that provide services for homeless veterans; (2) discharge planning for homeless patients at VA medical facilities; and (3) progress in evaluating homeless veterans' needs.GAO found...
VA Health Care: Actions Needed to Control Major Construction Costs
HRD-93-75: Published: Feb 26, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) management of its major construction program, focusing on whether VA: (1) uses reasonable methods to identify construction needs and set funding priorities; (2) construction projects exceed program needs; and (3) uses sound project cost estimates for construction funding.GAO found that: (1) VA uses reasonabl...
VA Health Care: Selection of a Planned Medical Center in East Central Florida
HRD-93-77: Published: Mar 1, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) decision to build a medical center in Orange County, Florida, rather than pursue a joint venture with one of the services.GAO found that: (1) VA did not adequately support its site selection process; (2) the Orange County site would increase the government's overall construction and operating costs; (3) the...