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Pursuant to a congressional committee request, GAO reviewed the activities of the Reagan-Bush transition team at six federal agencies which fall within the committee's jurisdiction. GAO was directed to: (1) identify and assess the adequacy of transition guidelines and procedures followed by the agencies; (2) examine the activities of the transition team and the information requested and received by it; (3) determine what conflicts of interest, if any, existed; and (4) identify the total costs of the transition process.

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Recommendations for Executive Action

Agency Affected Recommendation Status
General Services Administration 1. The Administrator of General Services should, at the beginning of the transition period, notify agencies and the Office of the President-elect that the Presidential Transition Act provides that agency employees may only be detailed to the transition team on a reimbursable basis.
Closed - Implemented
When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

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