Appropriations (31 - 40 of 48 items)
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Has Expedited Case Processing; Additional Improvements Needed
RCED-83-51: Published: Jun 10, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the status of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) current caseload and the improvements it has made in its caseload management in response to a prior GAO report.GAO found that FERC has implemented most of the recommendations which GAO made in regard to problems in FERC technical and environmental reviews, hearings procedures, po...
Several States Have Not Properly Implemented Certain AFDC Provisions of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981
HRD-83-56: Published: Jun 8, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1983.
GAO reviewed the implementation of provisions of title XXIII of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, which affects the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) Program.GAO found variances in the way some states implemented the following provisions: (1) the 150-percent income limit for eligibility; (2) the treatment of lump-sum income tax refunds as either a resource or income for e...
Greater Emphasis on Early Employment and Better Monitoring Needed in Indochinese Refugee Resettlement Program
HRD-83-15: Published: Mar 1, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Federal and State refugee assistance programs authorized under the Refugee Act of 1980, concentrating on the initial resettlement services provided by voluntary agencies under Department of State auspices and social services funded by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).GAO found that many interrelated problems have prevented Indoc...
Unresolved Issues Concerning the Disposal of Stockpile Silver
RCED-83-7: Published: Feb 18, 1983. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1983.
Comments by the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on an earlier GAO report have raised new issues concerning the disposal of stockpile silver. GAO evaluated the DOD and FEMA positions to determine whether they warranted revising any of the conclusions and recommendations of the earlier report and identified new issues that must be addressed and resolved...
The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Should Consider Limiting and/or Charging User Fees for Civilian Consultations
HRD-82-129: Published: Sep 28, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1982.
GAO surveyed the policies and procedures of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) regarding consultations submitted by civilian pathologists for study and diagnosis.The mission of AFIP is one of education, research, and consultation in the field of pathology for the military, other Federal agencies, and the civilian sector. In recent years, the greatest share of staff time has been spent...
Millions Spent Needlessly in Navy and Marine Corps' Aviation Bonus Program
FPCD-82-56: Published: Aug 9, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1982.
GAO evaluated the Navy and Marine Corps' implementation of the aviation officer continuation bonus program to determine whether these services are using it selectively as Congress intended.GAO found that the Navy and the Marine Corps have not judiciously managed the bonus program and that almost 80 percent of their total payments during fiscal year (FY) 1981 were spent unnecessarily. In many cases...
Changes Needed To Forge an Effective Relationship Between AID and Voluntary Agencies
ID-82-25: Published: May 27, 1982. Publicly Released: May 27, 1982.
Congress has repeatedly expressed concern over the Agency for International Development's (AID) implementation of congressional policy to expand cooperation with Private and Voluntary Organizations (PVO). GAO undertook a review of the role of PVO in the development of international assistance programs, focusing on: (1) the function and effectiveness of PVO; (2) what the proper structure of the rel...
The Federal Government Can Save $1.7 Million Annually by Eliminating Strip Stamps
GGD-82-60: Published: May 7, 1982. Publicly Released: May 7, 1982.
GAO reviewed the administration of excise taxes on distilled spirits.GAO found that Government-issued strip stamps which are placed on containers of distilled spirits no longer serve their intended purpose. The Federal Government could avoid the possibility of public misinterpretation of the strip stamps' significance and save at least $1.7 million annually by eliminating the stamps. The Internal...
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Special Emphasis Program Has Not Realized Its Full Potential
GGD-82-42: Published: Apr 16, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1982.
GAO conducted a review to determine how efficiently and effectively the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention managed the Special Emphasis Prevention and Treatment Program under which grants and contracts can be awarded for: (1) developing and implementing new approaches, techniques, and methods with respect to juvenile delinquency programs; (2) improving the capability of public a...
The Administration of the Contract Compliance Program Has Shown Improvement
HRD-82-8: Published: Oct 9, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1981.
GAO reviewed the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs' (OFCCP) implementation of its contract compliance program since the 1978 consolidation of compliance agencies into the Department of Labor. The purpose of the program is to assure that contractors doing business with the Federal Government are in compliance with equal employment opportunity regulations.In a previous report issued jus...