Program evaluation (31 - 40 of 44 items)
Need To Prevent Fraud Against the Federal Government
115369: May 19, 1981
Comments were presented on the serious problem of fraud against the government and how it can be prevented. Since the beginning of calendar year 1979, GAO has had a three-pronged effort underway to help prevent fraud against the government. The first of these efforts is the operation of a nation-wide, toll-free hotline which can be used by citizens anywhere in the country to report instances of fr...
Most Federal Agencies Have Done Little Planning for ADP Disasters
AFMD-81-16: Published: Dec 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1980.
As most federal agencies are extremely dependent on automatic data processing (ADP) systems, GAO reviewed the lack of effort among many federal agencies to develop backup plans to maintain reasonable continuity of data processing support when normal ADP operations are disrupted.GAO found not only a lack of understanding in the Federal Government of the importance of ADP backup planning, but also t...
PAD-80-48: Published: Nov 1, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1980.
This publication is presented as part of a continuing effort to provide Congress with improved access to program and management evaluation information in the Federal Government. The evaluations were conducted by Federal agencies to determine whether programs and operations are meeting their objectives. This publication is intended to be a reference for use by Congress in carrying out its budget an...
First Look at Senior Executive Service Performance Awards/SBA
FPCD-80-86: Published: Sep 19, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1980.
GAO reviewed the Senior Executive Service (SES) bonus payments at the Small Business Administration (SBA).GAO concluded that the performance awards were within the requirements of the Civil Service Reform Act, as well as Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance. SBA paid bonuses for performance in the first 6 months of fiscal year 1980. SBA planned to again pay bonuses for the second half of...
Why Isn't Policy Research Utilized More by Decisionmakers
111767: Jun 9, 1979
The availability of relevant, timely, objective, reliable, and valid research does not automatically ensure its use in decisionmaking. Recent evidence indicates that policymakers believe social science research should have a substantial effect on the formulation of national policy. However, there are problems in the utilization of social science research. In terms of practice, 45 percent of the po...
GAO Efforts Related to Fraud, Abuse, and Mismanagement in Federal Programs
111768: May 23, 1979
No one knows the magnitude of fraud and abuse against the Government. It is hidden within legitimate undertakings, and usually goes unreported and undetected. Current efforts in combating fraud are aimed at ascertaining whether Federal agencies have instituted effective policies and procedures for combating fraud that might exist in their programs. While stronger internal audit, inspection, and cr...
Federal Statistical Activity Control Act, H.R. 11253
106262: Jun 9, 1978
Two issues pertaining to H.R. 11253 which will affect its successful implementation and achievement of its desired results are: (1) Federal statistical programs should be grouped by some common denominator when presented to Congress for evaluation; and (2) a two-step approach is needed for evaluating all Federal statistical programs. Possible approaches to program groupings are: focusing attention...
Federal Crime Control Assistance: A Discussion of the Program and Possible Alternatives
GGD-78-28: Published: Jan 27, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1978.
The primary objective of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act, as amended, is crime control, with emphasis placed upon strengthening and improving law enforcement. There is some ambiguity in interpreting these goals. Difficulties in evaluating programs of the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA) result from the lack of reliable means for measuring crime and delinquency and la...
Most Agency Programs for Employees with Alcohol-Related Problems Still Ineffective
HRD-77-75: Published: Sep 7, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 1977.
In order to provide a comprehensive federal program for prevention and treatment of alcohol abuse, legislation was enacted and, in July 1971, guidelines were issued requiring agencies and departments to develop programs to help employees with alcohol-related problems.Although officials interviewed differed in views of the extent of the problem of alcohol abuse, there was general agreement that it...
Crime in Federal Recreation Areas: A Serious Problem Needing Congressional and Agency Attention
GGD-77-28: Published: Jun 21, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 1977.
To determine how federal agencies were protecting visitors to federal recreation areas, a review was made of the agencies' law enforcement programs. In addition, questionnaires were sent to 1,637 employees of 174 of the most frequently visited national forests, packs, historical sites, etc. Observations of the implementation of the law enforcement programs were carried out at 24 recreation areas.L...