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.
Recommendations for Executive Action
|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.|