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Regulatory Takings: Implementation of Executive Order on Government Actions Affecting Private Property Use
GAO-03-1015: Published: Sep 19, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 2003.
Each year federal agencies issue numerous proposed or final rules or take other regulatory actions that may potentially affect the use of private property. Some of these actions may result in the property owner being owed just compensation under the Fifth Amendment. In 1988 the President issued Executive Order 12630 on property rights to ensure that government actions affecting the use of private...
U.S. Attorneys: Controls Over Grant-Related Activities Should Be Enhanced
GAO-03-733: Published: Jun 10, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 2003.
Ninety-three U.S. Attorneys serve 94 judicial districts (the same U.S. Attorney serves the District of Guam and the District of the Northern Mariana Islands) under the direction of the Attorney General. Among other things, the Attorney General expects U.S. Attorneys to lead or be involved with the community in preventing and controlling crime including efforts to secure Department of Justice (DOJ)...
Aviation Safety: Undeclared Air Shipments of Dangerous Goods and DOT's Enforcement Approach
GAO-03-22: Published: Jan 10, 2003. Publicly Released: Jan 15, 2003.
When shipments of dangerous goods (hazardous chemical substances that could endanger public safety or the environment, such as flammable liquids or radioactive materials) are not properly packaged and labeled for air transport, they can pose significant threats because there is little room for error when something goes wrong in flight. To better understand the risks posed by improper ("undeclared"...
Aviation Safety: Better Guidance and Training Needed on Providing Files on Pilots' Background Information
GAO-02-722: Published: Aug 30, 2002. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2002.
The Pilot Records Improvement Act, enacted on October 9, 1996, responded to seven fatal commercial air carrier accidents that were attributed, in part, to errors by pilots who had been hired without background checks. The act, which took effect on February 6, 1997, requires air carriers, before making final hiring decisions, to obtain information for the past 5 years on a pilot applicant's perform...
Regulatory Review: Delay of Effective Dates of Final Rules Subject to Administration's January 20, 2001, Memorandum
GAO-02-370R: Published: Feb 15, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 2002.
Citing the desire to "ensure that the President's appointees have the opportunity to review any new or pending regulations," the White House Chief of Staff Andrew H. Card, Jr. sent a memorandum to the heads of all executive agencies on January 20, 2001, directing them to (1) not send proposed or final regulations to the Office of the Federal Register, (2) withdraw regulations that had been sent to...
Telecommuting: Overview of Potential Barriers Facing Employers
GAO-01-926: Published: Jul 11, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 2001.
Employers face potential tax, regulatory, and liability barriers when they establish telecommuting programs for their employees. Telecommuting refers to working from remote locations rather than an employer-provided location. Even though telecommuting has grown, some proponents are concerned that various laws and regulations discourage employers from establishing these programs. Many telecommuting...
Federal Tort Claims Act: Issues Affecting Coverage for Tribal Self-Determination Contracts
RCED-00-169: Published: Jul 5, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) coverage to tribal contractors under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, focusing on: (1) the process for implementing FTCA coverage for tribal self-determination contracts; (2) the FTCA claims history for tribal self-determination contracts for fiscal years (FY) 1997 through 1999; and (3)...
Veterans' Benefits: Independent Review Could Improve Credibility of Radiation Exposure Estimates
HEHS-00-32: Published: Jan 28, 2000. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) use of "radiation dose reconstruction" as a tool for determining veterans' eligibility for benefits, focusing on: (1) studies that assessed the validity of dose reconstruction for estimating veterans' radiation exposure and discussing the issue with experts in the field and other knowledgeable individuals; (2) what...
Aviation: Comparison of Airline 'Customer Service Commitment' With Contracts of Carriage and Federal Law
RCED-99-281R: Published: Sep 10, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared airlines' contracts of carriage with the Air Transport Association's (ATA) Customer Service Commitment.GAO noted that: (1) ATA's Customer Service Commitment extends the airlines' commitment beyond the contracts of carriage by either adding new provisions or augmenting existing terms; (2) the Customer Service Commitment includes new provisions conce...
Travel System Requirements
JFMIP-SR-99-9: Published: Jul 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1999.
GAO published a document on the mandatory and value-added functional requirements for system administration and major elements of the travel process, including travel authorization, travel advances, travel voucher, local travel, non-federal sponsored travel, temporary/permanent change of station, interface requirements, and reports...