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NCJ Number: 63786 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FRAUD, ABUSE AND ERROR
Journal: WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS  Volume:14  Dated:(DECEMBER 1978)  Pages:2228-33
Author(s): J CARTER
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 6
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENT PRESENTS THE PRESIDENT'S SPEECH BEFORE THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FRAUD, ABUSE, AND ERROR IN DECEMBER OF 1978.
Abstract: IN DISCUSSING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S ATTACK ON WASTE AND FRAUD, THE PRESIDENT NOTES THAT IT IS JUST ONE FACET OF A LONG-TERM EFFORT TO IMPROVE THE FUNCTIONING OF GOVERNMENT, AN EFFORT THAT BEGAN THE DAY HE TOOK OFFICE. THAT EFFORT HAS MADE PROGRESS ON MANY FRONTS: REORGANIZATION OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT; REFORM OF THE CIVIL SERVICE SYSTEM, USE OF INCENTIVES TO REDUCE WASTE AND FRAUD, REDUCTION OF RED TAPE AND REGULATIONS, IMPROVEMENT OF AUDIT COORDINATION AND INCREASED RELIANCE ON STATE AND LOCAL AUDITS. THE SPEECH INAUGURATES A MAJOR EFFORT TO SIMPLIFY AND STREAMLINE COMPLEX ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND OTHER HUMAN SERVICE PROGRAMS AS WELL AS THE EXPANSION OF INSPECTORS GENERAL (CREATED ORIGINALLY IN SIX DEPARTMENTS AND SIX AGENCIES OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT) TO POSTS THROUGHOUT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SO THAT EACH AGENCY AND DEPARTMENT CAN PREPARE A PLAN FOR ELIMINATING WASTE AND FRAUD. JIM MCINTYRE IS DESIGNATED TO OVERSEE THE SYSTEM, AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL WILL ENSURE THAT INVESTIGATIONS BY INSPECTORS GENERAL ARE EFFECTIVELY COORDINATED. THE SPEECH ENDS WITH THE PRESIDENT URGING ALL WHO WORK IN GOVERNMENT TO JOIN HIM IN THIS BATTLE AGAINST FRAUD, ABUSE AND ERROR. (MJW)
Index Term(s): Federal government; Fraud; Presidential materials; Public administration; Reform
Note: REMARKS AT THE CONFERENCE SPONSORED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE, DECEMBER 13, 1978
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