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Department of Justice: Actions Needed to Better Track and Monitor Responses to Congressional Correspondence

GAO-23-105231
Nov 02, 2022
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3 Open Recommendations
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Department of Justice The Attorney General should ensure that ExecSec and OLA maintain readily available, accurate, and complete congressional correspondence data to track responses in DOJ's department-wide correspondence management system. (Recommendation 1)
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Department of Justice The Attorney General should ensure that ExecSec and OLA develop guidance on correspondence management system data quality. (Recommendation 2)
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Department of Justice The Attorney General should ensure that OLA develops department-wide goals and related performance measures for timeliness in responding to congressional correspondence. (Recommendation 3)
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Federal Real Property: GSA Should Leverage Lessons Learned from New Sale and Transfer Process

GAO-23-104815
Oct 07, 2022
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1 Open Recommendations
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General Services Administration The Administrator of the GSA, in consultation with relevant stakeholders, should develop a process to collect, share, and apply lessons learned from the implementation of FASTA to improve the final 2024 round and future disposal efforts, including reporting any lessons learned through this process, to Congress. (Recommendation 1)
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Military Inspectors General: Opportunities Exist to Strengthen Processes for Administrative Investigations and Training

GAO-22-105316
Sep 28, 2022
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Office of the Inspector General of the Army The Inspector General of the Army should revise established policies to require that if a command IG is denied the approval to conduct an IG investigation by the directing authority, the command IG should refer the complaint to the Army IG for appropriate action. (Recommendation 1)
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Office of the Inspector General of the Air Force The Inspector General of the Air Force should revise established policies to require that if a command IG is denied the approval to conduct an IG investigation by the directing authority, the command IG should refer the complaint to the Air Force IG for appropriate action. (Recommendation 2)
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Office of the Inspector General of the Marine Corps The Inspector General of the Marine Corps should revise established policies to require that if a command IG is denied the approval to conduct an IG investigation by the directing authority, the command IG should refer the complaint to the Marine Corps IG for appropriate action. (Recommendation 3)
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Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command The Inspector General of INDOPACOM should revise established policies to require that if the INDOPACOM IG is denied the approval to conduct an IG investigation by the directing authority, the IG should refer the complaint to the DOD IG for appropriate action. (Recommendation 4)
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Office of the Inspector General of the Army The Inspector General of the Army should establish requirements for recurring training that are systematically linked to the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities needed throughout an investigator's career, and establish a means for tracking this training. (Recommendation 5)
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Office of the Inspector General of the Air Force The Inspector General of the Air Force should institute a means for tracking compliance with established training requirements throughout an investigator's career. (Recommendation 6)
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Flood Mitigation: Actions Needed to Improve Use of FEMA Property Acquisitions

GAO-22-106037
Sep 13, 2022
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5 Open Recommendations
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Congress Congress should consider providing direction or authority to FEMA to implement one or more of the options identified in this report to address property acquisition challenges and enhance disaster resilience. (Matter for Consideration 1)
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Federal Emergency Management Agency The Deputy Associate Administrator of FEMA's Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration should collect property-level data on property acquisition project milestones across FEMA's hazard mitigation assistance grant programs—including the dates when properties are purchased and demolished. FEMA should use this information to support its efforts to reduce the overall length of the property acquisition process, such as by analyzing patterns to identify problems and promising practices and, over time, establishing metrics to encourage and track progress in shortening property acquisition time frames. (Recommendation 1)
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Federal Emergency Management Agency The Deputy Associate Administrator of FEMA's Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration should estimate the extent of participant attrition from property acquisition projects across FEMA's hazard mitigation assistance grant programs and use that information to help measure progress in addressing challenges that contribute to such attrition. (Recommendation 2)
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Federal Emergency Management Agency The Deputy Associate Administrator of FEMA's Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration should define and report on additional measures, beyond cost-effectiveness, for assessing the outcomes and effects of using property acquisition to mitigate flood risk. (Recommendation 3)
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Federal Emergency Management Agency The Deputy Associate Administrator of FEMA's Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration should evaluate the options for improving property acquisitions identified in this report and determine whether and how to implement one or more of them. If FEMA determines that it needs authority for actions it seeks to implement, it should request that authority from Congress. (Recommendation 4)
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