Need To Strengthen Financial Accountability to the Congress

GGD-77-43: Published: Mar 31, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1977.

Additional Materials:


Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800

The Smithsonian Institution's fiscal practices and policies need to be improved.

The following problems were identified: (1) the Institute appears to use the Smithsonian Research Foundation for distribution of federal funds to private nonprofit corporations to avoid federal restrictions; (2) the question of which fund-reprogramming actions by the Institute require congressional approval has not been resolved; (3) the Institute does not provide the appropriations committees with information on the planned uses of its private funds; and (4) as a result, the committees cannot fully assess the impact of their budgetary decisions on the Institute's programs and activities.

Feb 3, 2021

Jan 29, 2021

Jan 19, 2021

Jan 13, 2021

Dec 16, 2020

Dec 9, 2020

Dec 3, 2020

Nov 30, 2020

Nov 24, 2020

Looking for more? Browse all our products here