Director of OMB Compliance With Title 38 of U.S. Code

B-198103: Published: Apr 27, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.

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A GAO opinion was requested as to whether the Director of the Office of Management and Budget was in compliance with the section of the United States Code which requires the Director to provide authority and funds to the Veterans Administration to employ the number of personnel for which Congress appropriated funds under the appropriations for medical care, medical and prosthetic research, and medical administration and miscellaneous operating expenses. GAO sent a rescission and impoundment report to Congress in which it stated that, in the first two cases, the deferrals would reduce the funded personnel levels below the mandated levels established by Congress. The third level would still be above the mandated level. Therefore, the entire reduction is unauthorized in the first case, and part of the reduction is unauthorized in the second.

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