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Fiscal Year 1995 Budget Estimates for the General Accounting Office
T-OCG-94-3, May 10, 1994
GAO discussed the General Accounting Office's (GAO) fiscal year 1995 budget request. GAO noted that: (1) it restructured its policies to focus on customer needs and information technology; (2) it reduced its staffing level by more than 10 percent in fiscal year (FY) 1994; (3) it performed an increasing number of audits without sacrificing the quality of its work; (4) it focused its total quality management efforts on improving communications with Congress, bettering internal communications, and solving problems with technological advancements; (5) it established 3-years goals in each priority area to better ensure quality products for its customers; (6) it closed 20 of its field locations to streamline audit coverage; (7) it renovated parts of its building to ensure the safety and well-being of its employees; and (8) despite severe budget cuts, it developed its computer network resources, which enhanced its capability to communicate and access information, as well as improve the timeliness and quality of its work.