Accession Number : ADA290781

Title :   Agencies' Procurements of Private Health Club Services.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC GENERAL GOVERNMENT DIV

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Report Date : 07 APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : O DEVELOP INFORMATION ON THE EXTENT AND PRACTICES OF FEDERAL AGENCIES' PROCUREMENTS OF PRIVATE HEALTH CLUB MEMBERSHIPS, WE ANALYZED THE RESULTS OF A QUESTIONNAIRE WE DEVELOPED AND ADMINISTERED TO 80 DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES. (See app. V for a list of these organizations.) During the period October 1991 to February 1992, we received responses from 77 departments and agencies for a 96 percent response rate. Of the remaining three agencies, the Central Intelligence Agency submitted an incomplete and unusable response, and the Voice of America's reply was included within the response received from the U.S. Information Agency. The Department of Veterans Affair submitted its finalized questionnaire response too late for inclusion in this report. We will forward its response to you under a separate letter. We sent our questionnaire to the personnel directors of 80 departments and agencies who are members of OPM's interagency advisory group. This 0PM group provides a mechanism for continuing consultation between OPM and federal agencies regarding personnel policy and operational matters. We selected this universe because it consists of both large and small, civilian and military agencies. In doing our audit work, we obtained and analyzed pertinent legislation, regulations, and policies. We interviewed OPM officials responsible for providing policy and guidance on physical fitness issues. We reviewed OPM reports and other material on this issue. Additionally, an official from the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports provided us with comments on such matters as private health club memberships for federal employees and the use of private sector facilities.

Descriptors :   *GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT, *PHYSICAL FITNESS, *HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, POLICIES, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, RATES, RESPONSE, PERSONNEL, QUESTIONNAIRES, LEGISLATION, VOICE COMMUNICATIONS, AUDITING, GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE