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In 2003, Congress and the administration established a performance-based pay system for Senior Executive Service (SES) members that requires a link between individual and organizational performance and pay.
The Secretary of the Treasury, in coordination with the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is required to annually prepare and submit audited financial statements of the U.S. government to the President and the Congress.
Since the Iraq conflict began in March 2003, the Departments of Defense (DOD) and State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and other federal agencies have issued contracts to perform reconstruction activities in Iraq.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Agency for International Development's (AID) use of indefinite quantity contracts (IQC) to provide technical assistance to Poland and the Czech and Slovak Republics, focusing on: (1) whether host governments are satisfied with IQC assistance; (2)...
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) reviewed the events leading to the establishment of the National Endowment for Democracy; (2) determined whether grant funds for the feasibility study were spent for the intended purposes; (3) evaluated the research which served as the basis for a recommendation...
GAO reviewed the functions of the Inspector General (IG) including audits, investigations, and the provision of security for the Agency for International Development (AID), to identify any impediments in carrying out these responsibilities.