[Comments on Recordkeeping Required by P.L. 99-550]

B-233995: Feb 10, 1989

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GAO addressed issues regarding federal agency records on employees' use of government vehicles for home-to-work transportation. GAO noted that the Department of Labor's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) believed that the law did not require its criminal law enforcement officers to maintain detailed records, accessible to non-OIG personnel. GAO determined that: (1) Labor's determination that certain home-to-work transportation was essential to the performance of law enforcement duties neither preempted nor satisfied the recordkeeping requirements; and (2) such records were subject to disclosure to Congress, GAO, and other authorities, as governed by applicable statutes.