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Department of Education Funding: Key Concepts and FAQ

Description: Analyzing the U.S. Department of Education's (ED) budget requires an understanding of a broad range of federal budget and appropriations concepts. This report provides an introduction to these concepts as they are used specifically in the context of the congressional appropriations process for ED.
Date: April 22, 2016
Creator: Gonzalez, Heather B. & Tollestrup, Jessica
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Financial Management: Financial Management Weaknesses at the Department of Education

Description: Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "GAO discussed its review of the independent auditors' reports on the Department of Education's financial statements covering fiscal year (FY) 1998, focusing on: (1) weaknesses in the financial reporting process; (2) inadequate reconciliations of financial accounting records; and (3) inadequate controls over information systems."
Date: December 6, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of Education

Description: Other written product issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "As part of its Performance and Accountability Series, GAO provided information on the major management challenges and program risks facing the Department of Education."
Date: January 1, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of Education

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "This report, part of GAO's performance and accountability series, discusses the major management challenges and program risks facing the Department of Education. These challenges include (1) ensuring access to postsecondary education, (2) encouraging states to improve performance information, (3) promoting coordination with other federal agencies and school districts, and (4) improving financial management."
Date: January 1, 2001
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Department of Education: Guaranteed Student Loan Program Vulnerabilities

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Congress requested that GAO investigate weaknesses in the Department of Education's administration of student loans for postsecondary education under the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program. As a result of the undercover investigation, GAO exposed vulnerabilities in the administration of the FFEL Program. GAO set up a fictitious school and sought and obtained approval for student loans totaling $55,500 on behalf of three fictitious students purportedly attending the school."
Date: November 21, 2002
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

The Department of Education's Compliance with the Inflation Adjustment Act

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Earlier this year, GAO initiated a governmentwide review of the implementation of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990. The Inflation Adjustment Act requires each federal agency to issue a regulation adjusting its covered maximum and minimum civil monetary penalties for inflation by October 23, 1996, and requires them to make necessary adjustments at least once every 4 years thereafter. During the review, the Department of Education's Office of the General Counsel indicated that at least eight of the agency's civil penalties are covered by that act, but the agency had not yet adjusted any of them for inflation."
Date: August 26, 2002
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of Education

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "In its 2001 performance and accountability report on the Department of Education, GAO identified challenges with student financial aid programs, financial management, and other areas facing Education. The information GAO presents in this report is intended to help sustain congressional attention and a departmental focus on continuing to make progress in addressing and overcoming these challenges and new challenges that have arisen due to legislative changes since 2001. This report is part of a special series of reports on governmentwide and agency-specific issues."
Date: January 1, 2003
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Status of the Department of Education's Inventory of Its Data Collections

Description: Correspondence issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "Education's inventory of its data collections is expected to include descriptive information, referred to as metadata, about the context of each data collection, as well as the specific data elements reported by respondents for each collection. The inventory will contain the department's major data collections and will be ready for public release by November 2013, according to Education officials. The inventory is to eventually include all statistical and grant administration collections that meet Education's definition of a data collection."
Date: June 28, 2013
Creator: United States. Government Accountability Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Impact of a Department of Education on Federal Science & Technology Activities

Description: A report by the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) examining "a range of congressional options available for ensuring the integrity of the educational process for professional scientists and engineers is maintained" during the creation of the Department of Education (p. iii).
Date: August 1978
Creator: United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Survey of the Health Education Program of the State Department of Education of Texas

Description: The purpose of this study is to make a survey of the work of the State Department of Education of Texas in promoting school health services in the state. In addition, attention is given to the changing aims of education, the development of school health services throughout the nation, the urgent need for reorientation of subject matter, methods of teaching, and need for greater public financing of health education.
Date: August 1947
Creator: Enloe, Minnie Fae
Partner: UNT Libraries

Department of Education: Key Aspects of the Federal Direct Loan Program's Cost Estimates

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "The Department of Education runs two major federal student loan programs, the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (FDLP) and the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP). Under FDLP, students or their parents borrow money directly from the federal government through the schools the students attend. Under FFELP, money is borrowed from private lenders, and the federal government guarantees repayment if the borrowers default. GAO investigated concerns about Education's reliance on estimates to project FDLP costs and a lack of historical information on which to base those estimates. GAO found that developing a reasonable estimate of subsidy cost for loan programs is complex. Many assumptions must be taken into account and projections must be made for the life of the loans. Because FDLP's subsidy costs are determined largely by interest rates and interest rate fluctuations cannot be predicted with any certainty, it is unclear whether the current trend in negative subsidy costs for FDLP will continue. In addition, other factors, such as origination fees paid by borrowers, defaults, subsequent collections on defaulted loans and timing of loan repayments, affect the subsidy cost of FDLP. Although Education is able to estimate origination fees close to the actual amounts in the financial system, other key cash flows varied significantly. Also, Education's current model for estimating FDLP subsidy costs does not directly take into account key factors, such as prepayments and consolidations."
Date: January 12, 2001
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Financial Management: Financial Management Challenges Remain at the Department of Education

Description: Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed financial management at the Department of Education, focusing on: (1) Eduction's current financial management status as evidenced by its fiscal year (FY) 1999 financial audit results and the corrective actions it has taken to resolve weaknesses identified in that audit; and (2) the relationship between the audit findings and the potential for waste, fraud, and abuse."
Date: September 19, 2000
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Financial Management: Poor Internal Control Exposes Department of Education to Improper Payments

Description: Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "GAO and the Department of Education's Office of Inspector General have issued many reports in recent years on the Department's financial management problems, including internal control weaknesses that put the Department at risk for waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement. In an April 2001 assessment of the internal control over Education's payment processes and the associated risks for improper payments, GAO identified four broad categories of internal control weaknesses: poor segregation of duties, lack of supervisory review, inadequate audit trails, and inadequate computer systems' applications controls. This testimony discusses how these weaknesses make Education vulnerable to improper payments in grant and loan payments, third party drafts, and government purchase card purchases. GAO found that Education's student aid application processing system for grants and loans lacks an automated edit check that would identify potentially improper payments from students who were much older than expected, a single social security number associated with two or more dates of birth, grants to recipients in excess of statutory limits, and searches for invalid social security numbers. GAO also found problems with Education's third party draft system. Specifically, Education (1) circumvented a system's application control designed to avoid duplicate payments by adding a suffix to the invoice/voucher number when the system indicates that an invoice/voucher number has already been used; (2) allowed 21 of the 49 Education employees who could issue third party drafts to do so without involving anyone else; and (3) lacked adequate audit trails, such as a trigger log, to identify changes made to the list of approved vendors. GAO also found shortcomings with Education's internal controls over government purchase cards."
Date: July 24, 2001
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Department of Education: Status of Achieving Key Outcomes and Addressing Major Management Challenges

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "This report reviews the Department of Education's performance report for fiscal year 2000. Specifically, GAO examines Education's progress in achieving selected key outcomes that are important to its mission. Given the lack of performance data, explanations, and strategies to meet unmet goals in the future, it was difficult for GAO to assess progress. The lack of a performance plan also hindered GAO's efforts. Specifically, GAO found that it was difficult to assess Education's progress in achieving the six selected outcomes because of the lack of fiscal year 2000 data for many of its indicators. Consistent with its findings in reviewing Education's performance report from last year, GAO found that Education had no goals or measures for preventing fraud, waste, mismanagement, and error in the student financial assistance programs. Although the Office of Student Financial Assistance has established a target of being removed from GAO's high-risk list, there were no corresponding goals or measures in the department's interim report. However, Education has revised its strategic plan to incorporate an objective of ensuring financial integrity within the department. Like last year's report, GAO found that there was no discussion in the interim report on strategic human capital management."
Date: June 29, 2001
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Department of Education: Resolving Discrimination Complaints Has Improved With New Processing System

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR), focusing on changes: (1) the OCR has made in its complaint resolution process since fiscal year (FY) 1993; and (2) in the timeliness and efficiency in resolving complaints between FY 1993 and FY 1997."
Date: March 23, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Department of Education: Status of Efforts to Address Major Management Challenges

Description: Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "In its 2003 performance and accountability report on the Department of Education, GAO identified challenges in, among other areas, student financial aid programs and financial management. The information GAO presents in this testimony is intended to assist Congress in assessing Education's progress in addressing and overcoming these challenges. GAO is not making new recommendations in this testimony, but past reports have made specific recommendations aimed at addressing some of these major management challenges."
Date: June 10, 2003
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Department of Education: Status of Efforts to Address Major Management Challenges

Description: Testimony issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "In its 2003 performance and accountability report on the Department of Education, GAO identified challenges in, among other areas, student financial aid programs and financial management. The information GAO presents in this testimony is intended to assist Congress in assessing Education's progress in addressing and overcoming these challenges."
Date: March 12, 2003
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Financial Management: Poor Internal Controls Expose Department of Education to Improper Payments

Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Internal control weaknesses in the Department of Education's payment processes make the department vulnerable to improper payments. GAO focused on three types of disbursements made from May 1998 through September 2000--grants and loans totaling $181.4 billion, third party drafts totaling $55 million, and government purchase card transactions totaling $22 million. In the grant and loan area, edit checks and other key controls were missing from Education's payment system. For example, Education's student aid application processing system lacked an automated edit check that would identify students who were much older than expected. Several internal control weaknesses made the third party draft payment process susceptible to improper payments. GAO found 268 instances involving $8.9 million in which Education employees circumvented a system control designed to avoid duplicate payments. While analyzing Education's use of government purchase cards, GAO also found several internal control weaknesses, including serious deficiencies in the department's process for reviewing and approving purchase card transactions. More than one-third of the 903 purchase cardholders' monthly statements reviewed lacked proper review and approval for payment. GAO summarized this report in testimony before Congress; see Financial Management: Poor Internal Control Exposes Department of Education to improper payments by Linda M. Calbom, Director of Financial Management and Assurance, before the Select Education Subcommittee, House Committee on Education and the Workforce. GAO-01-997T, July 24, 2001."
Date: September 28, 2001
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Observations on the Department of Education'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 fiscal year (FY) 2000 performance plan for the Department of Education, 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 its FY 1999 plan."
Date: July 20, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Observations on the Department of Education's Fiscal Year 1999 Performance Report and Fiscal Year 2001 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 Education's fiscal year (FY) 1999 performance report and FY 2001 performance plans required by the Government Performance and Results Act."
Date: June 30, 2000
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Department of Education: Assistance to States for the Education of Children with Disabilities and the Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities

Description: Other written product issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Education's new rule on providing assistance to states for the education of children with disabilities and the early intervention program for infants and toddlers with disabilities. GAO noted that: (1) the final rule would implement changes made to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Part B) and the Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities (Part C of the act) by the 1997 amendments to the act; (2) the rule would revise the requirements on state complaint procedures under the Parts B and C programs; and (3) Education complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule."
Date: March 25, 1999
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Department of Education's Federal Direct Loan Program: Status of Recommendations to Improve Cost Estimates and Presentation of Updated Cash Flow Information

Description: Correspondence issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "Under the Department of Education's Federal Direct Loan Program (FDLP), students or their parents borrow money directly from the federal government through the vocational, undergraduate, or graduate schools that students attend. FDLP offers four loan types, including consolidation loans, which allow borrowers to combine multiple loans, possibly from different federal student loan programs, into a single loan with one monthly payment and a fixed borrower interest rate. The other three FDLP loan types provide variable borrower interest rates. The reported outstanding gross balance of FDLP loans to borrowers was $84.5 billion as of September 30, 2003, and the related allowance for subsidy--or the cost Education expected to incur on the outstanding loans--was $657 million. The key driver of the FDLP cost to the government is the difference between the borrower interest rate and Education's financing cost or borrowing rate from Treasury. Because of concerns about Education's reliance on estimates to project FDLP costs and a lack of historical information on which to base those estimates, the House Committee on the Budget previously asked us to review key aspects of Education's cost estimates for FDLP. Our January 2001 report identified the need for Education to improve its cost estimation process to provide more meaningful information. Recently, at the request of the Committee's Chairman, we assessed Education's progress in addressing our January 2001 recommendations and we updated certain cash flow information related to FDLP. This letter summarizes the information provided during our briefing on February 18, 2004."
Date: March 29, 2004
Creator: United States. General Accounting Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department