Congressional oversight (1 - 10 of 35 items)
Posthearing Questions Related to Government Organization
GAO-04-365R: Published: Jan 8, 2004. Publicly Released: Jan 8, 2004.
On September 17, GAO testified before Congress at the Human Capital Planning: Exploring the National Commission on the Public Service's Recommendations for Reorganizing the Federal Government hearing. This report provides answers to follow-up questions from the hearing.Executive reorganization authority can facilitate certain reorganizations and has been granted in the past year. However, the natu...
Congressional Review Act: Update on Implementation and Coordination
T-OGC-98-55: Published: Jun 17, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 1998.
GAO discussed its experience in fulfilling its responsibilities under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) and its efforts to coordinate implementation of the Act with the Office of Management and Budget's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA).GAO noted that: (1) under CRA two types of rules, major and nonmajor, must be submitted to both Houses of Congress and GAO before either can tak...
Congressional Review Act: Implementation and Coordination
T-OGC-98-38: Published: Mar 10, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1998.
GAO discussed its experience in fulfilling its responsibilities under the Congressional Review Act (CRA).GAO noted that: (1) its primary role under the CRA is to provide Congress with a report on each major rule concerning GAO's assessment of the promulgating federal agency's compliance with the procedural steps required by various acts and Executive orders governing the regulatory process; (2) th...
Government Statistics: Proposal to Form a Federal Statistical Service
T-GGD-96-93: Published: Mar 22, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1996.
GAO discussed proposed legislation that would create a Federal Statistical Service by consolidating the Census Bureau, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). GAO noted that: (1) any reorganization of these agencies should consider the principles of coordination, goal orientation, organization, implementation, and oversight; (2) coordination among statistic...
Federal Courthouse Construction: More Disciplined Approach Would Reduce Costs and Provide for Better Decisionmaking
T-GGD-96-19: Published: Nov 8, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1995.
GAO discussed the General Services Administration's (GSA) courthouse construction initiative, focusing on: (1) the GSA approach for meeting federal courthouse needs; (2) controls over courthouse construction design and costs; and (3) efforts to improve the initiative. GAO noted that: (1) although GSA and the judiciary have processes to identify courthouse needs, they have not developed a strategic...
Strategic Bombers: B-1B Program's Use of Expired Appropriations
NSIAD-89-209: Published: Sep 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Air Force's proposed use of expired appropriations for the B-1B bomber program, focusing on whether the: (1) proposed use complied with all applicable laws and regulations; and (2) planned modifications to fix the B-1B defensive avionics system were within the scope of the original contracts.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force's proposed use of e...
Congressional Reports: Efforts To Eliminate or Modify Reporting Requirements Need To Be Improved
AFMD-88-4: Published: Apr 19, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1988.
GAO reviewed the procedures that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and five executive branch agencies used to compile and present a legislative proposal for modifying or eliminating 240 congressional reporting requirements.GAO found that: (1) as of fiscal year 1985, there were approximately 3,300 recurring reporting requirements, which cost agencies about $240 million; and (2) although OMB...
Social Security: The Notch Issue
HRD-88-62: Published: Mar 24, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the disparity of social security benefits, known as the notch, between classes of recipients, resulting from the Social Security Amendments of 1977, specifically: (1) how the notch arose; (2) its effect on beneficiaries; (3) the financial implications of some proposed notch legislation; and (4) the socioeconomic characteristics of affected social s...
H.R. 2518 and H.R. 2519, Bills That Would Eliminate or Modify Certain Requirements for Agency Reports to the Congress
130002: Jun 4, 1986
GAO testified on two proposed bills to discontinue or amend certain requirements for both GAO and executive agency reports to Congress. GAO noted that the proposed bills would: (1) eliminate duplicate and unnecessary reports; (2) limit necessary congressional oversight, especially in determining whether programs are operating legally; and (3) promote cost savings. GAO believes that: (1) its bienni...
[Comments on H.R. 2518]
B-219091.2: Published: Nov 5, 1985. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 1986.
GAO commented on a bill to discontinue or amend certain requirements for agency reports to Congress and promote cost savings and reduction of paperwork burdens. GAO found that certain provisions of the bill may: (1) limit necessary congressional oversight for certain programs as well as Congress' ability to determine if the programs are operating within the law; (2) eliminate requirements for impo...