DOE Contractor's Recreational Costs

RCED-94-313R: Published: Sep 30, 1994. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1994.

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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the costs for recreational activities for contractor employees at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge facilities for fiscal years (FY) 1992 through 1994. GAO noted that: (1) the management and operating contractor continued to charge recreational costs to the government as allowed by its contract; (2) the contractor spent over $513,000 for recreational activities in FY 1992 and 1993, and over $181,000 in the first nine months of fiscal year 1994; (3) the contractor charged recreational costs to three separate accounts; (4) recreation expenses included balls, game officials, facility rentals, and prizes and awards; and (5) to reduce costs in fiscal year 1995, the contractor has eliminated one company-sponsored golf tournament, and will require its volleyball and softball teams to pay for the costs of officials.

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