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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's (CPB) financial activities for the fiscal year ended September 30, 1988, focusing on: (1) the nature of CPB administrative expenses and whether they were within legislative limits; (2) whether CPB used program funds for administrative purposes; and (3) the nature and amounts of CPB consultant expenses.

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Matter for Congressional Consideration

Matter Status Comments
If Congress finds that the current CPB practice of recording administrative expenses is inappropriate, it should consider providing further guidance to CPB. In so doing, Congress should consider the potential impact of any changes on CPB operations, taking into account the new cap.
Closed - Not Implemented
As a matter for consideration, it appears that the relevant subcommittee and CPB are trying to resolve their differences informally. No legislative action is anticipated to address the issue.

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