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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) internal controls and management practices to ensure district offices' compliance with national work program guidance regarding aircraft maintenance and pilot training inspection requirements.

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Recommendations for Executive Action

Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Department of Transportation 1. The Secretary of Transportation should direct the Administrator, FAA, to provide adequate supervision, as required by internal control standards, to ensure that national FAA inspection policies are followed by local FAA staff who are responsible for implementing the required national work program. To aid in this supervision, the Secretary should direct the Administrator to establish adequate checks of data entered into WPMS to ensure that the information on inspections in the system is complete and accurate.
Closed - Implemented
In fiscal year 1990, FAA replaced WPMS with the Program Tracking and Reporting Subsystem (PTRS). In a November 1991 report, GAO noted that FAA was experiencing similar data entry problems with PTRS.

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