Tag: GAO

GAO: Postal Service Needs Strategy to Address Aging Delivery Fleet

By on May 18, 2011 in Agency News with 0 Comments

According to the GAO, the Postal Service needs to address its aging vehicle fleet, but that doing so will be difficult because it is in a state of financial crisis, having lost $2.6 billion in the first 6 months of FY 2011.

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GAO: DOD Is Terminating the National Security Personnel System, but Needs a Strategic Plan to Guide Its Design of a New System

By on April 28, 2011 in Agency News with 0 Comments

During fiscal year 2010, DOD achieved its initial goal of transitioning approximately 75 percent of NSPS employees to the General Schedule system despite having to overcome some challenges. DOD plans to transition the remaining NSPS employees by the January 1, 2012, mandated deadline.

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Five Day Mail Delivery? GAO Weighs In

By on March 29, 2011 in Agency News with 0 Comments

The GAO has issued a report on the potential cost savings vs. risk factors for the USPS moving to a 5 day mail delivery schedule. According to GAO, the new schedule would likely result in substantial savings, however the extent of these savings depends on how effectively it is implemented.

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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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Agency Officials Can Protest Contracting Decisions

By on February 22, 2006 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

Changes to the procedures for allowing protests to a decision for contracting government work could lead to an interesting situation. An agency offical can protest his own agency’s decision.

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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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Need Help Making A Decision About Social Security Reform? GAO Guide May Have The Answers

By on May 18, 2005 in Retirement with 0 Comments

GAO issued a special publication of answers to key questions about Social Security reform.

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Public Policy, Money, Politics And Federal Agencies

By on May 6, 2005 in Current Events with 0 Comments

Has the Social Security Administration engaged in an illegal grassroots lobbying effort? The GAO concludes there is not a violation.

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GAO: President’s Management Agenda A Very Positive Initiative

By on April 22, 2005 in Human Resources with 0 Comments

GAO praised the administration’s implementatio of the President’s Management Agenda and the subsequent results – but cautioned there is still much to be done.

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