Federal Year-End Spending Patterns for Fiscal Years 1982, 1983, and 1984
AFMD-85-75: Published: Sep 17, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1985.
- Full Report:
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal year-end spending patterns for fiscal years 1982 through 1984.
GAO found that: (1) government-wide, year-end obligations were declining during the 3-year period; (2) the current overall spending pattern was the same but the spending rates were less; (3) some agencies continued to obligate large sums at the close of the fiscal year; and (4) detailed audits would have to be made to determine the propriety of the funds obligated late in the fiscal year.