White House Travel Office

AIMD-96-138R: Published: Sep 18, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1996.

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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the White House Travel Office's financial management practices, focusing on its: (1) compliance with 29 financial management criteria; and (2) ability to produce auditable financial statements for the period May 20, 1993, through December 31, 1993. GAO noted that: (1) the Travel Office has implemented procedures that address 8 of the 29 financial management criteria, but it has not implemented procedures for 15 criteria; (2) the implementation status of the remaining 6 criteria could not be determined; (3) although it did not prepare financial statements prior to December 31, 1993, the Travel Office, pursuant to a congressional request, subsequently prepared financial statements for the period May 20, 1993, through December 31, 1993; (4) since it lacked a system that was capable of generating financial statements in 1993, the Travel Office used revenue, expense, and cash receipts and disbursements information it obtained from 1993 trip files to calculate accounts receivable and accounts payable balances; and (5) GAO did not audit the financial statements.

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