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Proposed Relocation of the Offices of the Social Security Administrator and Staff
B-164031(4).113: Published: May 7, 1979. Publicly Released: May 6, 1985.
The question was raised whether the Friedel Amendment would bar the Secretary of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) from effecting the proposed relocation of the offices of the Social Security Administration (SSA) from Woodlawn, Baltimore County, Maryland, to Washington, D.C. In reply to a request for his views on the matter, the Assistant Secretary for Management and Budget, H...
Use of Government Vehicles for Home-to-Work Transportation
NSIAD-84-27: Published: Dec 13, 1983. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 1983.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated the practice by executive departments and agencies of providing home-to-work transportation to certain employees, focusing on: (1) the amounts of overtime incurred by chauffeurs and drivers and the need for it; (2) the validity of agencies' justification for such transportation; and (3) the cost effectiveness of using alternative methods of tra...
Status Report on the Administration's Proposals for Budgetary Savings in FY 1983
PAD-83-43: Published: Jun 14, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1983.
GAO provided information regarding the current status of nine management initiatives to reduce the Federal debt and updated the administration's estimates of the potential savings for fiscal year (FY) 1983.The administration proposed saving $20.3 billion during FY 1983 by carrying out nine management initiatives: prevention of fraud, waste, and abuse; improved debt collection; Federal employment r...
The Department of Energy's Use of Support Service Contractors To Perform Basic Management Functions
EMD-81-144: Published: Sep 14, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1981.
GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) use of contractors to perform work involving basic governmental management functions. Previous GAO reports have indicated that some DOE contracts were written so that contractors could be performing these types of functions; however, GAO could not determine if contractors were, in fact, performing basic management functions. The problem of contractors...
Propriety of DOE Use of FY 1981 Appropriations To Make Severance Payments Extending Into FY 1982
B-200170: Published: Jul 28, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1981.
In response to a congressional request, GAO gave its opinion on the validity of a recent Department of Energy (DOE) contention that DOE, with the concurrence of the Office of Management and Budget, could use fiscal year (FY) 1981 appropriations to make severance payments extending into FY 1982 to employees who would be involved in a reduction in force (RIF) expected to be implemented in FY 1981. A...
Fraud in Government Programs: How Extensive Is It and How Can It Be Controlled (Volume I)
AFMD-81-57: Published: May 7, 1981. Publicly Released: May 7, 1981.
GAO made a statistical analysis of over 77,000 cases of fraud and other illegal activities reported in 21 federal agencies during the period of October 1, 1976, through March 31, 1979.The loss to the government on the 77,000 cases would total between $150 and $220 million. This loss is only what is attributable to known fraud. It does not include the cost of undetected fraud which is probably much...
Travel and Per Diem Expenses of Employees Negotiating a Collective Bargaining Agreement
B-200341(MRV): Published: Dec 29, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1980.
The Department of Justice has appealed a ruling which creates an obligation upon Federal agencies to expend appropriated funds for the travel and per diem expenses of employees negotiating a collective bargaining agreement on behalf of a labor union. GAO disagrees with the ruling, since it can find no legislative authority which mandates the obligation of the appropriations of Federal agencies for...
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...
Streamlining the Federal Field Structure: Potential Opportunities, Barriers, and Actions That Can Be Taken
FPCD-80-4: Published: Aug 5, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1980.
At a time when the Federal Government is looking for ways to cut federal spending and achieve a balanced budget, every reasonable cost-cutting opportunity must be explored. GAO sees the Federal Government's "field structure" as a prime area for exploring ways of cutting costs and raising government productivity.Agencies can reduce unnecessary and duplicative overhead and support costs by: (1) cons...
White Collar Crime in Government--How We Are Combating It
113589: May 19, 1980
The extent of fraud against the Federal Government is not known since it is often hidden within apparently legitimate undertakings and can go undetected and unreported. Opportunities for fraud, however, are tremendous when one considers the number of Federal programs, the large number of people involved in spending and controlling the monies, and the size of the annual budget. The large portion of...