Accession Number : ADA311097

Title :   Reports and Testimony: June 1996.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

PDF Url : ADA311097

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : HIGHLIGHTS: (1) Federal Reserve - Among its other recommendations stemming from a review of the operations of the Federal Reserve, the General Accounting Office (GAO) suggests that the Fed could do more to improve cost consciousness and remedy inefficiencies that have increased its costs for travel, personnel, building acquisition, and contracting and procurement. Page 10; (2) Tax Systems Modernization - A year after reporting that the Internal Revenue Service's $8 billion tax systems modernization (TSM) effort was plagued by pervasive management and technical weaknesses, a new GAO review finds that IRS has not made adequate progress in correcting TSM problems. GAO believes that Congress should consider limiting TSM expenditures. Page 20; and (3) Executive Guide - The Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 requires federal agencies to set performance goals and to measure results. GAO's guide identifies steps that federal agencies can take toward implementing the new law as well as a series of 'best practices' that can help make implementation a success. Page 2.

Descriptors :   *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, *COST EFFECTIVENESS, *REPORTS, *STANDARDS, *PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, *TAXES, MEASUREMENT, CONGRESS, COSTS, PROCUREMENT, CONSCIOUSNESS, CORRECTIONS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE