Government Agencies Need Effective Planning To Curb Unnecessary Year-End Spending

PSAD-80-67 Published: Jul 28, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 06, 1980.
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The problems associated with yearend surges in government spending are of concern to both Congress and the President. In fiscal year 1979, major civilian agencies spent about $336 billion, and spent 21 percent of that in the last 2 months of the fiscal year. A review was undertaken to determine the extent and causes of yearend spending in these agencies and departments, and possible legislative controls to reduce the practice.

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