U.S. General Accounting Office

Survey Results on USDA's Implementation of Food Security Act Compliance Provisions

Potential Hindrances

  Questions 67 to 72 below ask you to indicate the three primary hindrances you have, if any, when carrying out the HELC and WC provisions. Use question 67 to indicate your primary hindrance, question 69 to indicate your second greatest hindrance, and question 71 to indicate your third greatest hindrance.
 
67. In your experience, what is the primary hindrance you have in carrying out HELC and WC provisions?
(CHECK ONLY ONE ANSWER)
1. No hindrances (Click here to go to question 73.)
2. Do not want to assume enforcement role
3. Lack of guidance from NRCS
4. Status reviews are received at an inconvenient time
5. Not a priority with my supervisor
6. Lack of staff
7. Lack of appropriate information (for example, maps)
8. Adverse status review decision will be overturned by FSA
9. Adverse status review decision will be overturned by NRCS
10. Adverse status review decision will be overturned by USDA's National Appeals Division
11. Political influence
12. Other (Please specify in Question 68 below.) (Click here to go to question 68.)
Click here to skip to question 69.
68. What other primary hindrance not listed above affects your ability to carry out HELC and WC provisions?
69. What is the second greatest hindrance?
(CHECK ONLY ONE ANSWER)
1. Do not want to assume enforcement role
2. Lack of guidance from NRCS
3. Status reviews are received at an inconvenient time
4. Not a priority with my supervisor
5. Lack of staff
6. Lack of appropriate information (for example, maps)
7. Adverse status review decision will be overturned by FSA
8. Adverse status review decision will be overturned by NRCS
9. Adverse status review decision will be overturned by USDA's National Appeals Division
10. Political influence
11. Other (Please specify in Question 70 below.) (Click here to go to question 70.)
12. No other hindrances (Click here to go to question 73.)
Click here to skip to question 71.
70. What second greatest hindrance not listed above affects your ability to carry out HELC and WC provisions?
71. What is the third greatest hindrance
(CHECK ONLY ONE ANSWER)
1. Do not want to assume enforcement role
2. Lack of guidance from NRCS
3. Status reviews are received at an inconvenient time
4. Not a priority with my supervisor
5. Lack of staff
6. Lack of appropriate information (for example, maps)
7. Adverse status review decision will be overturned by FSA
8. Adverse status review decision will be overturned by NRCS
9. Adverse status review decision will be overturned by USDA's National Appeals Division
10. Political influence
11. Other (Please specify in question 72 below.) (Click here to go to question 72.)
12. No other hindrances
Click here to skip to question 73.
72. What third greatest hindrance not listed above affects your ability to carry out HELC and WC provisions?
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