Support Agencies (51 - 60 of 115 items)
Courthouse Construction: Better Courtroom Use Data Could Enhance Facility Planning and Decisionmaking
GGD-97-39: Published: May 19, 1997. Publicly Released: May 19, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the General Services Administration's (GSA) construction and renovation of federal courtrooms, focusing on: (1) how often and for what purposes courtrooms have been used; and (2) what steps the judiciary is taking to assess space and courtroom usage issues.GAO noted that: (1) according to the judiciary, the availability of a trial courtroom is an i...
Courthouse Construction: Information on the Use of District Courtrooms at Selected Locations
GGD-97-59R: Published: May 19, 1997. Publicly Released: May 19, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on district courtroom usage in Denver, Colorado, Fresno, California, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Seattle, Washington, focusing on the 21-month period beginning January 1, 1995, and ending September 30, 1996.GAO noted that: (1) the data that GAO compiled and analyzed on district courtroom usage in Denver, Fresno, Salt Lake City, and Seattl...
Courthouse Construction: Improved 5-Year Plan Could Promote More Informed Decisionmaking
GGD-97-27: Published: Dec 31, 1996. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts' (AOC) 5-year courthouse construction plan, focusing on whether the 5-year plan: (1) reflects the judiciary's most urgent courthouse construction needs; and (2) provides information needed by decisionmakers to evaluate the relative merit of project proposals...
The Federal Judiciary: Reviews of Court Operations Should Adhere to Oversight Standards
GGD-96-114: Published: Jun 17, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts' (AOUSC) assessment of local court operations, focusing on whether AOUSC is promoting efficient administrative practices within the judiciary.GAO found that: (1) AOUSC issued uniform written standards for nonfinancial program reviews in November 1995; (2) most of the reviews requested for fiscal years 19...
Financial Audit: Expenditures by Independent Counsels
T-AIMD-96-48: Published: Feb 29, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 1996.
GAO discussed independent counsel expenditures, focusing on the: (1) financial reporting and auditing requirements governing expenditures; (2) operations expenditures for the 10-year period ended March 1995; and (3) compliance with financial laws and regulations. GAO noted that: (1) independent counsels are required by law to prepare statements of their expenditures from permanent, indefinite appr...
Federal Courthouse Construction: More Disciplined Approach Would Reduce Costs and Provide for Better Decisionmaking
T-GGD-96-19: Published: Nov 8, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1995.
GAO discussed the General Services Administration's (GSA) courthouse construction initiative, focusing on: (1) the GSA approach for meeting federal courthouse needs; (2) controls over courthouse construction design and costs; and (3) efforts to improve the initiative. GAO noted that: (1) although GSA and the judiciary have processes to identify courthouse needs, they have not developed a strategic...
Financial Audit: Expenditures by Six Independent Counsels
AIMD-95-233: Published: Sep 29, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO audited the expenditures of six independent counsels for the 6 months ended March 31, 1995, focusing on their: (1) reliability; (2) internal controls; and (3) compliance with applicable laws and regulations.GAO found that: (1) the counsels' statements of expenditures were reliable in all material respects and fairly presented the respective expenditures o...
The Federal Judiciary: Observations on Selected Issues
GGD-95-236BR: Published: Sep 18, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal judiciary operations, focusing on the: (1) appropriations, expenditures, and functions of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AOUSC) and the Federal Judiciary Center (FJC); (2) costs of FJC training programs; (3) annual number and cost of Judicial Conference meetings; and (4) cost of any circuit task forces on gender or ethnic bia...
Federal Criminal Justice: Cost of Providing Court-Appointed Attorneys Is Rising, but Causes Are Unclear
GGD-95-182: Published: Jul 19, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Defender Services program, focusing on: (1) the causes of the program's increased workload and costs; and (2) whether death penalty resource centers (DPRC) have reduced the federal costs of representing indigent defendants in death penalty cases.GAO found that: (1) the Defender Services program represents individual defendants rather than cases...
National Fine Center: Implementation of Criminal Debt System Presents Challenges
T-AIMD-95-215: Published: Jul 19, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1995.
GAO discussed the Administrative Office of the United States Courts' (AOUSC) efforts to centralize criminal debt accounting and reporting within the National Fine Center (NFC). GAO noted that: (1) although AOUSC has made progress in centralizing new criminal debt information in 25 of the smaller judicial districts, it still faces significant challenges that will require extensive planning and coor...