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In its 2001 performance and accountability report on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), GAO identified important challenges facing the agency in improving environmental information, developing a comprehensive human capital approach, and strengthening working relationships with the states.
The Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Inspector General (IG) provided training to its staff during fiscal years 1998 and 1999. GAO found that the training is part of a quality control system providing reasonable assurance that staff conform with professional standards.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) performance goals and measures, focusing on: (1) the extent to which EPA's fiscal year (FY) 2000 performance goals and measures focus on end outcomes, intermediate outcomes, or outputs; (2) any...
GAO provided information on agencies' efforts to implement the Government Performance and Results Act, focusing on six case studies of how agencies were able to address the challenge of developing performance measures for outcome goals that are influenced by external factors.