Tag: GAO

Shooting the Messenger: Coburn Defends GAO

By on November 17, 2011 in Agency News with 0 Comments

Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) has released a new report criticizing proposed cuts to the Government Accountability Office.

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Rep. Schweikert Introduces Legislation to Phase Out $1 Bill

By on September 21, 2011 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Legislation has been introduced that claims it would reduce the deficit by billions by phasing out the $1 bill.

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Waste, Fraud, Abuse and Government Charge Cards

By on April 17, 2008 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The recent publicity about charge card abuse by federal employees outlined in a GAO report has been reported in news media all over the country. The Office of Management and Budget has new guidance for federal agencies telling them steps they must take to get a handle on the problem.

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Charge Card Abuse? Who Cares?

By on April 11, 2008 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

The issue of credit card abuse in government surfaces on a regular basis. Little seems to change. A new GAO report highlights a problem with purchase cards. The reaction of many in the government community is likely to be “Thanks for the report. We don’t really care.”

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GAO: OPM Needs To Work With CHCO's To Better Administer Student Loan Repayment Program

By on July 24, 2005 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

OPM should work with the CHCO Council to determine more efficient ways to administer the federal student loan program and to measure its results, GAO said.

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Millions Wasted With Federal Cars and Airplanes Says GAO

By on July 12, 2004 in Current Events with 0 Comments

GAO says the federal government doesn’t really know how many cars and airplanes it owns or what it costs to maintain them.

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GAO Recommends Establishing New Senior Position in DoD to Address Management Problems

By on March 24, 2004 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

Transforming business systems at DoD is a complex job and has run into problems in a number of areas. GAO makes several recommendations to make the transformation to new systems work better.

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GPRA Has Had Positive Impact on Government Says GAO

By on March 11, 2004 in Current Events with 0 Comments

GAO says that the GPRA has established a good foundation of results-oriented performance planning.

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Personnel in "trade agencies" are stretched says GAO

By on December 9, 2003 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Increased responsibilities of America’s world trade have stretched the human resources of the federal agencies responsible for implementing the country’s trading policies.

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GAO Sees Opportunity to Reduce Whites in Senior Government Jobs

By on October 16, 2003 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

GAO says agencies have to take action to reduce the number of whites in SES positions and replace them with non-whites in the near future.

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