Accountability (31 - 40 of 48 items)
Customs Revenue: Customs and Border Protection Needs to Improve Workforce Planning and Accountability
GAO-07-529: Published: Apr 12, 2007. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 2007.
In forming the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), there was concern that moving the U.S. Customs Service into the new DHS would diminish attention given to collection of customs revenue. In recognition of that concern, Congress required that DHS's Customs Border Protection (CBP) not reduce the staff or resources for customs revenue functions. In March 2003, CBP reported a baseline of 2,263 sta...
Community Services Block Grant Program: HHS Needs to Improve Monitoring of State Grantees
GAO-06-373R: Published: Feb 7, 2006. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 2006.
The House Committee on Education and the Workforce has asked GAO to review the administration of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program. As part of this review, we are examining the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) efforts to monitor states' use of CSBG funds. Specifically, we have been reviewing efforts undertaken by HHS's Office of Community Services (OCS), which has pri...
Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program: Results of Review of Annual Reports for Fiscal Years 2002 and 2003
GAO-05-134: Published: Apr 29, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 2005.
Because of the susceptibility of health care programs to fraud and abuse, Congress enacted the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control (HCFAC) program as part of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Pub. L. No. 104-191. HIPAA requires that the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Justice (DOJ) issue a joint annual report to Congress on amounts deposited...
District of Columbia Government: Performance Report's Adherence to Statutory Requirements
GGD-00-107: Published: Apr 14, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed whether the District of Columbia's annual performance report contained all the information required by law and, if not, why. This report transmits GAO's comments on the Mayor's performance report for fiscal year (FY) 1999, which was due on March 1, 2000, but was issued on March 7, 2000.GAO noted that: (1) the Mayor's performance report does not c...
Forest Service: A Framework for Improving Accountability
RCED/AIMD-00-2: Published: Oct 13, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Forest Service's progress in improving its accounting and financial reporting, focusing on Forest Service's efforts to: (1) achieve financial accountability; (2) become more accountable for its performance; and (3) better align its budget with its strategic goals and objectives.GAO noted that: (1) since the first audit of the For...
Observations on the Department of Justice's Fiscal Year 2000 Performance Plan
GGD-99-111R: Published: Jul 20, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's (DOJ) fiscal year (FY) 2000 performance plan, which was submitted to Congress in response to the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993, focusing on: (1) assessing the usefulness of the agency's plan for decisionmaking; and (2) identifying the degree of improvement the agency's FY 2000 performance plan represents...
Inspectors General: Efforts to Develop Strategic Plans
AIMD-98-112: Published: Jun 12, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on inspectors general (IG) strategic planning efforts, focusing on: (1) which IGs presently prepare strategic plans; (2) the extent to which strategic plans were consistent with the Government Performance and Results Act requirements; (3) additional information IGs included in their strategic plans; (4) the extent to which IGs used thei...
Balancing Flexibility and Accountability: Grant Program Design in Education and Other Areas
T-GGD/HEHS-98-94: Published: Feb 11, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed balancing flexibility and accountability in federal grant programs, focusing on education programs.GAO noted that: (1) flexible grants are an adaptable policy tool and are used in fields from urban transit to community mental health; (2) they are alike in that each addresses a national purpose but gives state or local grantees the flexibility to a...
GPRA: Managerial Accountability and Flexibility Pilot Did Not Work As Intended
GGD-97-36: Published: Apr 10, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Government Performance and Results Act's (GPRA) implementation during the initial pilot phase, fiscal years (FY) 1994 to 1996, focusing on: (1) whether the managerial accountability and flexibility pilot worked as intended and the reasons why it did or did not; and (2) the lessons learned from this pilot and their possible impl...