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U.S. Customs Service: Observations on Selected Operations and Program Issues
GAO-01-968T: Published: Jul 17, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 2001.
This testimony discusses three issues on selected U.S. Customs Service programs and operations. First, concerning the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), a more capable import processing system designed to replace Customs' current aging and error-prone system, GAO concluded that Customs' plan constituted a reasonable first step on a complex, long-term modernization program. Pursuant to its obl...
[Comments on FWS Employee's Participation in Press Conference]
B-262234: Published: Dec 21, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 21, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) employee's participation in a press conference violated the Department of the Interior Appropriations Act. GAO noted that FWS improperly expended appropriated funds to pay for the employee's participation in the press conference, since the employee intended to promote public opposition to the proposed...
Employee Conduct Standards: Some Outside Activities Present Conflict-of-Interest Issues
GGD-92-34: Published: Feb 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed possible conflicts of interest when federal employees do similar work both inside and outside of government, focusing on: (1) the extent and characteristics of employees' approved activities outside the federal government; (2) agency regulations and procedures for monitoring outside activities; (3) approved activities that could create the appearan...
Persons With Disabilities: Reports on Costs of Accommodations
HRD-90-44BR: Published: Jan 4, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the potential costs of proposed legislation prohibiting private-sector employment discrimination against disabled persons.GAO identified 12 published reports that estimated the costs of accommodating the disabled, noting that: (1) the reports had limited value for estimating the costs of implementing the employment discrimination leg...
H.R. 3565--Allowing for the Garnishment of Federal Employees' Pay for Commercial Debt
T-GGD-88-11: Published: Feb 18, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1988.
GAO discussed H.R. 3565, legislation proposed to subject federal employees to wage garnishment for commercial debts. GAO found that: (1) although all federal employees are subject to garnishment for child support and alimony payments, only a few agencies' employees are currently subject to garnishment for commercial debt collection; (2) the doctrine of sovereign immunity protects most federal civi...
[Comments on H.R. 4636]
B-223280: Published: Sep 11, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO presented its views on H.R. 4636, a bill that would require controlled substance testing programs for federal employees and contractor personnel having access to classified information. GAO found that the bill: (1) would raise problems of whether the testing programs would violate the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution, which protects individuals from...
128776: Jan 1, 1985
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 20, Issue 4, Fall 1985, discusses: (1) new guidelines for use by a sentencing court; (2) a report on foreign industrial targeting which the Trade and Tariff Act of 1984 required; (3) the State Justice Institute Act which establishes a private, nonprofit corporation; (4) new bid protest regulations; (5) cost savings awards to federal employees; (...
Observations on Overtime, Sunday, and Holiday Compensation for the U.S. Customs Service, Immigration and Naturalization Service, and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Inspectors
GGD-85-5: Published: Oct 16, 1984. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1984.
GAO discussed the proposed legislation designed to change the current compensation policy affecting inspectors of the Department of Treasury's U.S. Customs Service, the Department of Justice's Immigration and Naturalization Service, and the Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Inspectors are compensated differently from other federal employees for overtime, Sunda...
[Comments on H.R. 5646]
B-215054: Published: Jul 11, 1984. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided comments on H.R. 5646, which would extend the authority under which agencies' Inspectors General and the President may grant cash awards to Federal employees who disclose incidents of fraud, waste, or mismanagement within the Government. GAO stated that it supports enactment of the bill because most agencies are still in the early stages of impleme...
124070: Jan 1, 1984
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 19, Issue 2, Spring 1984, discusses reporting and review requirements and legislative developments under the current Independent Agencies Appropriation Act, the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 1983, the Department of Defense Authorization Act of 1984, the District of Columbia Retirement Reform Act, as well as proposed payment of survivor annu...