GAO Mission and Operations:
Fiscal Year 1993 Budget Estimates for the General Accounting Office
T-OCG-92-2, Jan 28, 1992
GAO discussed its fiscal year: (1) 1993 funding requirements; and (2) 1991 accomplishments. GAO noted that it: (1) further reduced the average length of assignments, and the quality and quantity of products issued was at an all-time high; (2) had 122 nonmonetary accomplishments which led to improvements in government operations and services; (3) had begun 200 assignments in 16 targeted high-risk areas for fraud, waste, and abuse; and (4) implemented an information resources management program, facility upgrades, quality management, and a pay-for-performance program to promote staff efficiency and effectiveness. GAO also noted that it requested: (1) $487.4 million to support 5,062 staff positions and authority to use $1.2 million in funds paid by other federal agencies for their share as tenants in a GAO building; (2) an increase of $36.1 million to support mandatory cost increases for personnel compensation and benefits, as well as anticipated increases in the cost of goods and services; and (3) $8.6 million to continue to achieve the operational efficiencies necessary to handle the growing congressional work load without an increase in staff.