U.S. Commission on Civil Rights:

The Commission Has Complied With FY89 Appropriation Act Provisions

GGD-91-32: Published: Feb 8, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1991.

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Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO audited the Commission on Civil Rights to determine its compliance with nine restrictions on its use of appropriated funds.

GAO found that the Commission: (1) complied with the nine restrictions in its use of fiscal year (FY) 1989 appropriations, but its use of planned instead of actual employment and salary figures was inconsistent with its own methodology for determining the total costs of regional offices and civil rights monitoring; (2) failed to include two employees in determining its temporary employees' costs; (3) obligated $5.68 million of its $5.7-million appropriation; and (4) FY 1991 appropriation placed no restrictions on its hiring of temporary employees, but continued to include regional offices and civil rights monitoring restrictions.

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