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Title: Fraud, Abuse, and Mismanagement Within GSA (General Services Administration) - Hearing Before the House Government Activities and Transportation Subcommittee, April 13, 1981
Corporate Author: Bernard M Baruch College
City University of New York
United States of America
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 176
Sponsoring Agency: Bernard M Baruch College
New York, NY 10010
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
Document: PDF
Type: Legislative/Regulatory Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Testimony from the Assistant Inspector General for Audits in the General Services Administration (GSA) and various GSA commissioners and administrators examines the extent to which the GSA has made progress in countering fraud, waste, and abuse in its operations over the last 3 years.
Abstract: The testimony of the Assistant Inspector General for Audits reports on the current state of GSA's efforts and achievements in countering fraud, waste, and abuse in the awarding and monitoring of contracts and the authorization of purchases. Indications are that little progress has been made in remedying the wholesale abuses publicized 3 years ago. Efforts at policy change from the top of the agency rarely are thoroughly implemented by middle management, giving the appearance of a general system resistance to changing practices that have made GSA vulnerable to fraud and abuse in the awarding and implementing of contracts. Contractors' overpricing is seldom checked, and many contractors guilty of past abuses continue to do business as usual with GSA. Testimony from the commissioners of Federal Supply Service and Public Buildings Service, the Director of Acquisition Policy, and the Administrator for Human Resources and Organization focuses on their efforts to implement recommended policy changes. Various related statements and reports are included.
Index Term(s): Audits; Fraud and abuse prevention measures; General Services Administration (GSA); Testimony
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