Legislative Service Organizations

AIMD-94-50R: Published: Nov 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1993.

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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed its authority to audit the House Finance Office and legislative service organizations (LSO). GAO found that: (1) it has authority to audit the House Finance Office's and LSO operations; (2) it is authorized to audit the financial transactions of each federal agency and all matters related to receipt, disbursement, and use of public money; (3) LSO revolving accounts are available for necessary LSO business expenses and will be financed by payments from annual appropriations; (4) it is important that activities financed with public funds undergo annual financial audits as an element of appropriate oversight; and (5) the type and frequency of these audits will vary depending on the size of a particular LSO or its level of activity.

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