Accession Number : ADA188611

Title :   Federal Workforce: Low Activity in Awards Program for Cost Savings Disclosures.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC GENERAL GOVERNMENT DIV

PDF Url : ADA188611

Report Date : 18 Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : As required by Section 1225 of the Defense Authorization Act of 1986, we reviewed the Inspector General (IG) Cash Award Program for Cost Savings Disclosures. The program allows IGS to reward federal civilian employees and military personnel whose disclosures of instances of fraud, waste, and mismanagement result in cost savings or cost avoidances to the government. As required by the act, our objectives were to assess whether the cash awards program for disclosures by civilian employees has been effective, whether it should be extended beyond September 30,1988, and whether any modification of the legislation is appropriate. We focused on the programs at the six largest federal departments and agencies: the Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Health and Human Services, the Interior, and the Treasury and the Veterans Administration (VA). These agencies employ over 90 percent of the military and civilian personnel covered by the program. The program does not apply to the U.S. Postal Service. At the six agencies, we examined policies, procedures, and practices relating to the cash awards program. We interviewed officials who were in a position to speak for the IGS to obtain their views of the program, its effectiveness, and how it could be improved.

Descriptors :   *AWARDS, *GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES, AGRICULTURE, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, COSTS, HUMANS, LEGISLATION, MILITARY PERSONNEL, MODIFICATION, MONEY, POLICIES, SAVINGS, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, EFFICIENCY

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE