Anniversary Events

Upcoming Events

Foundations for Accountability: Oversight Issues for the Next 100 Years

GAO is hosting a webinar series for its 100th anniversary that brings together members of the Comptroller General’s Educators Advisory Panel, distinguished scholars from across the nation, and public servants from GAO and other federal agencies. The series will focus on cutting-edge research and practices to help keep federal programs accountable for effective, efficient, and equitable government for the next century.

Webinar: Ensuring Compliance with Appropriation and Procurement Laws and Regulations
Sept. 29th at 10:00am Eastern via Zoom.
Government officials tasked with procuring and paying for goods and services need guidance on how to do it within the many and varied laws and regulations around government funding. We’ll discuss how the GAO Office of General Counsel’s decision writing in appropriations law and procurement law increases process transparency and enhances adherence to laws and regulations.  
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Past Events

Centennial Webinar: Oversight Issues for the Next 100 Years
For over 100 years, the federal government has used merit principles to support efforts to hire and retain an effective, high performing workforce, and to protect federal employees from political influence. On August 31, 2021, as part of GAO's centennial, GAO and other experts discussed how the effective design and implementation of merit principles continue to impact the federal government's ability to attract a talented, high performing workforce that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.

GAO Centennial Capstone Event
On Wednesday, July 14, we hosted a virtual event to observe our centennial birthday. This online ceremony  marked the opening of GAO’s doors on July 1, 1921, and the agency’s efforts over the past century to improve government performance, increase transparency, and save taxpayer dollars.