Internal controls (21 - 30 of 35 items)
Customs Service: 1911 Act Governing Overtime Is Outdated
GGD-91-96: Published: Jun 14, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the U.S. Customs Service's use of inspectional overtime.GAO found that: (1) Customs did not comply with federal regulations and its own procedures governing the use and payment of overtime for inspection services; (2) internal control weaknesses at five ports reviewed resulted in errors in work ticket preparation and certification, and in data entr...
The President's Commission on Executive Exchange
T-GGD-91-38: Published: Jun 10, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1991.
GAO discussed the President's Commission on Executive Exchange, focusing on the adequacy of controls over: (1) procurement; (2) travel; (3) budget; and (4) personnel. GAO noted that: (1) due to erroneous Office of Personnel Management (OPM) legal advice, the Commission made inappropriate expenditures from the OPM revolving fund over a 4-year period without regard to federal laws and regulations; (...
Due Process: Procedures for Unfavorable Suitability and Security Clearance Actions
NSIAD-90-97FS: Published: Apr 23, 1990. Publicly Released: May 24, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated six federal agencies' administrative due-process procedures.GAO found that: (1) the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) carried out the civilian personnel suitability and security programs; (2) only one agency had regulations that specifically included administrative due-process procedures for cases where employees were determined unsuitable for...
Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
T-GGD-89-26: Published: May 24, 1989. Publicly Released: May 24, 1989.
GAO discussed the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, focusing on administrative cost trends, controls to prevent fraud and abuse, and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) oversight. GAO found that: (1) about eight million federal employees, annuitants, and their dependents receive health benefits totalling $11.6 billion in premiums, of which the government will pay $8.2 billion; (2) of the...
Federal Workforce: Overtime Pay Practices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
GGD-88-94: Published: Jun 13, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the use of overtime pay at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to determine the: (1) amount of money FBI spent on overtime over the last 10 years, including administratively uncontrollable overtime (AUO) paid to special agents; (2) types and adequacy of documentation for overtime use; (3) possible use of overtime as a salary supplement; (4...
Federal Government's Use of Consulting Services
T-GGD-88-39: Published: Jun 13, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1988.
GAO discussed the federal government's use of consultants, focusing on the nature and extent of agencies' monitoring and reporting of consultant use. GAO noted that: (1) varying interpretations and definitions of consulting services and reporting system limitations have caused agencies to understate their use of consulting services; (2) agencies' use of consultants in fiscal year 1987, reported at...
Fraud Hotline: 9-Year GAO Fraud Hotline Summary
OGC/OSI-88-1FS: Published: Apr 19, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO summarized its operation of the GAO Fraud Hotline for the past 9 years.GAO objectives and goals were to: (1) operate a toll-free hotline that anyone in the United States could use to report allegations of fraud or abuse in the administration of federal funds; (2) refer any allegations to agency Inspectors General and ensure proper investigations and corr...
GAO Fraud Hotline
T-OSI-88-3: Published: Apr 19, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1988.
GAO discussed its 9-year experience with its fraud hotline in combatting fraud, waste, and abuse in federal expenditures. GAO found that: (1) as of January 1988, it received more than 94,000 calls; (2) it referred about 14,000 cases to other federal agencies, which closed 11,250 cases; (3) there were 146 substantiated cases, which resulted in 47 convictions; (4) the Departments of Health and Human...
Fraud Hotline: 8-Year GAO Fraud Hotline Summary
OGC/OSI-87-1FS: Published: Apr 8, 1987. Publicly Released: May 5, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the progress of its Fraud Hotline during the past 8 years.GAO noted that: (1) it has not changed the Hotline's structure or its interviewing, screening, referral, and follow-up procedures in the past 8 years; (2) the Hotline operation is now part of the new Office of Special Investigations; (3) it received over 87,000 calls in the past 8 years t...
Unemployment Compensation: Payments to Ineligible Former Employees
GGD-87-17: Published: Dec 19, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 19, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed six agencies' unemployment compensation procedures and payments to their former employees.GAO found that: (1) the six agencies were incurring greater than necessary unemployment compensation costs because they did not have effective internal control systems to ensure that states were furnished timely, complete and accurate information; (2) forme...