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Methodological Considerations for a Study of Pesticide Price Differentials in the United States and Canada

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the methodological issues related to carrying out a price comparison of agricultural pesticides in the United States and Canada. GAO noted that this letter does not advocate a methodology to carry out the U.S.-Canadian pesticide price comparison, nor does it recommend how to assess the causes of price differences. Rather, this letter highlights some issues and elements that experts agree are critical to this type of study."
Date: February 26, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

IRS Correspondence to Taxpayers on Earned Income Credit Recertification

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) implementation of the Earned Income Credit (EIC) recertification requirement, focusing on the purpose of certain form letters that IRS has been sending to taxpayers in conjunction with this recertification process."
Date: July 30, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Observations on the National Science Foundation's Fiscal Year 2000 Performance Plan

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Science Foundation's (NSF) fiscal year (FY) 2000 performance plan, which was submitted to Congress in response to the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993, focusing on: (1) assessing the usefulness of the agency's plan for decisionmaking; and (2) identifying the degree of improvement the agency's FY 2000 performance plan represents over the FY 1999 plan."
Date: July 20, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Observations on the Department of Labor's Fiscal Year 2000 Performance Plan

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Labor's fiscal year (FY) 2000 performance plan, focusing on assessing the: (1) usefulness of the agency's plan for decisionmaking purposes; and (2) degree of improvement the agency's FY 2000 performance plan represents over the FY 1999 plan."
Date: July 20, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Weaponry: Availability of Military .50 Caliber Ammunition

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on how military .50 caliber ammunition, including armor-piercing and armor-piercing incendiary ammunition, becomes available for civilian purchase, focusing on the: (1) process by which the Department of Defense (DOD) disposed of the .50 caliber ammunition; (2) initial process used by the contractor that demilitarized the ammunition; and (3) contractor's manufacturing and marketing practices for the demilitarized ammunition."
Date: June 30, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Environmental Protection: Allegations by EPA Employees

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on a letter published in the Washington Times by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) employees and others having business with the agency alleging mismanagement by EPA and retaliation against whistleblowers, focusing on: (1) providing specific information on the allegations made by the 20 individuals and EPA's response to the allegations; and (2) whether these and other individuals sought relief under whistleblower statutory provisions and, if so, the resolution or status of the cases and whether the 20 individuals are still employed by or have business with the agency."
Date: January 29, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Water Quality: Problems in the New River and Imperial County, California

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined a number of issues concerning water quality problems in the New River and Imperial County in southern California, focusing on the: (1) types and the sources of pollutants entering the New River; (2) agencies and the organizations responsible for monitoring and regulating pollution in the New River; (3) risks to human health and the environment from water pollution in Imperial County; (4) health advisories and the precautions in place to protect the public from pollution in the New River; and (5) actions being taken to reduce the flow of pollutants into the Salton Sea."
Date: August 5, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Independent Counsels: GAO Audit Responsibilities After OIC Termination

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on its audit responsibilities for independent counsels who have completed their investigations or whose offices have been officially terminated."
Date: June 4, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Small Business: Information on Selected Treasury 8(a) Contracts

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on 8(a) contracting activities for fiscal years (FY) 1996 through 1998 in certain offices within the Department of the Treasury, focusing on: (1) a comparison of Departmental Offices' 8(a) contract goals with Treasury's departmentwide 8(a) contract goals; (2) the total number of Departmental Offices' contracts and 8(a) contracts as well as the percentage of total Departmental Offices' contract expenditures used for 8(a) contracts; (3) the distribution of Departmental Offices' 8(a) contracts by dollar value and type of goods/services procured; and (4) whether five Departmental Offices' 8(a) contracts adhered to regulations that limit the amount of work that can be subcontracted."
Date: May 13, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Reported Medicaid Year 2000 Readiness

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined: (1) what the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) is doing to ensure that the year 2000 computing challenge does not adversely affect the delivery of Medicaid benefits; and (2) the readiness of states to successfully transition to year 2000 for Medicaid."
Date: October 5, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trade With The European Union: Recent Trends and Electronic Commerce Issues

Description: A statement of record issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed U.S. trade with the European Union (EU), focusing on: (1) the size and composition of U.S.-EU trade and investment flows from 1992 through 1998; and (2) U.S.-EU efforts to facilitate electronic commerce (e-commerce)."
Date: October 13, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

System Requirements for Managerial Cost Accounting Checklist: Systems Reviewed Under the Federal Financial Management Improvement Act of 1996 (Supersedes AIMD-98-21.2.9)

Description: Guidance issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "This publication supersedes AIMD-98-21.2.9, Managerial Cost Accounting System Checklist: Systems Reviewed Under the Federal Financial Management Improvement Act of 1996 (Exposure Draft), July 1998. GAO published a guide to assist: (1) agencies in implementing and monitoring their managerial cost accounting systems; and (2) management and auditors in reviewing the systems to determine if they are in substantial compliance with the Federal Financial Management Improvement Act of 1996."
Date: January 1, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Defense Acquisitions: Testing of F-15 and F-16 Radomes

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "GAO provided information on the potential for shortfalls in the performance of two radomes, one for the F-15 Eagle and one for the F-16 Falcon, focusing on whether replacement radomes, bought for spares and supplied by vendors other than the original manufacturer, met the Air Force's specifications for the original radomes."
Date: January 28, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Medicare: Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy Caps Are Important Controls But Should Be Adjusted for Patient Need

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) rationale for imposing per-beneficiary limits on Medicare's coverage of rehabilitation therapy services; and (2) effect of the therapy caps on Medicare beneficiaries' access to needed care."
Date: October 8, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Budget Issues: Budgeting for Inflation in Civilian Agencies

Description: A staff study issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) experiences with budgeting for inflation, focusing on whether it is feasible for civilian agencies to also budget for inflation."
Date: October 1, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Indian Gaming Regulatory Act: Land Acquired for Gaming After the Act's Passage

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on whether the Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) Office of Indian Gaming has a complete list of parcels acquired in trust for Indian gaming after the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act was enacted."
Date: October 1, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Direct Student Loans: Overpayments During the Department of Education's Conversion to a New Payment System

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed reports of erroneous Department of Education payments to schools participating in the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (FDLP) during the conversion to a new computerized payment system, focusing on: (1) the transition from the old payment system to the new payment system; and (2) whether the Department erroneously disbursed $400 million to schools participating in the direct loan program during the conversion."
Date: February 17, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Health Care: Fraud Schemes Committed by Career Criminals and Organized Criminal Groups and Impact on Consumers and Legitimate Health Care Providers

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the proliferation of Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance fraud on the part of criminals and organized criminal groups, focusing on: (1) the makeup and prior activities of such groups; (2) how organized criminal groups created medical entities or used legitimate medical entities or individuals to defraud Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurers; (3) schemes used by such groups to commit health care fraud; and (4) the impact that illegal activity by such groups has on consumers and legitimate health care providers."
Date: October 5, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Federal Research: Information on the Advanced Technology Program's Award Selection

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Advanced Technology Program (ATP), focusing on: (1) how ATP determines that a delay in a project's progress would be a serious national economic concern; and (2) the number of ATP applications that have been rejected since July 1997 because a delay in progress would not be a serious national economic concern or because the applicants could probably find funding elsewhere."
Date: August 3, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

FBI: Delivery of ATF Report on TWA Flight 800 Crash

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on whether the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) delivered the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms' (ATF) Trans World Airlines (TWA) flight 800 crash report to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)."
Date: August 13, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Federally Chartered Corporation: Review of the Financial Statement Audit Report for the National Woman's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic Incorporated, for Fiscal Year 1997

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the audit report covering the financial statements of the National Woman's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, Incorporated, for the fiscal year ended August 31, 1997, focusing on whether the audit report complied with the financial reporting requirements of the law."
Date: May 14, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Airport Improvement Program: Analysis of Discretionary Spending for Fiscal Years 1996-98

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program discretionary spending for fiscal years (FY) 1996-1998, focusing on: (1) the selection process that FAA used to establish priorities for allocating the Airport Improvement Program's discretionary grant awards; (2) the extent to which the highest priority projects were funded; (3) identifying the political party (Majority or Minority) of the congressional representative from the congressional district in which the airport is located; and (4) the amount of time required to release Airport Improvement Program grants to airports."
Date: May 18, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department