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Author: Unknown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: requests, amendments, budget, hhs, interior, treasury, agriculture, labor, states, communication, president, united, transmitting, dept
Number of Pages: 32
ISBN-10: 1428950311
ISBN-13: 9781428950313

Author: Shohana M. Grove
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: officer, report, foia, chief, regulatory, commission, postal
Number of Pages: 10
Published: 2011-02
ISBN-10: 1437941699
ISBN-13: 9781437941692

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. The Postal Regulatory Comm. (PRC) mission is to ensure transparency and accountability of the Postal Service. Contents of this report: Description of steps the PRC has taken to ensure the presumption of openness is being applied to all decisions involving the Freedom of Info. Act (FOIA); Report on the change in number of requests where records have been released in full compared to the previous yearżs Annual FOIA Report; Steps taken to ensure that the PRC has an effective system for responding to requests; Steps taken to increas

Author: Elaine M. Howle
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: requests, process, received, fee, expires, funding, cannot, program, state, justice, california, missing, dna, persons, department
Number of Pages: 56
Published: 2010-03
ISBN-10: 1437921396
ISBN-13: 9781437921397

Audit report concerning the Calif. Dept. of Justiceżs Missing Persons DNA Program and whether the program is meeting its statutory provisions and efficiently using its funds. The missing persons program reached full operation in July 2004. As of the end of Feb. 2005, the program had received 799 requests and completed DNA analysis for 261 of them. However, it is unlikely to complete testing all of the requests it has already received before the fee supporting the program expires. Several elements of the missing persons program are sound, but the program needs to improve some of its managerial

Author: Sharon L. Pickup
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: tool, estimating, contingency, operations, practices, follows, cost, dods, independent, budget, review, needed, ensure, defense
Number of Pages: 41
Published: 2009-03
ISBN-10: 1437909957
ISBN-13: 9781437909951

Since the Sept. 2001 terrorist attacks, Congress has provided about $800 billion as of July 2008 to the Dept. of Defense (DoD) for military operations in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). GWOT budget requests have grown in scope and the amount requested has increased every year. DoD uses various processes and the Contingency Operations Support Tool (COST) to estimate costs for these operations and to develop budget requests. This report assessed: (1) how DoD uses COST and other processes to develop GWOT budget requests; and (2) what actions DoD has taken to ensure COST adheres to

Author: Linda Koontz
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: backlog, additional, guidance, needed, reducing, progress, information, agencies, making, freedom
Number of Pages: 82
Published: 2008-07
ISBN-10: 1437903800
ISBN-13: 9781437903805

Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), federal agencies must generally provide access to their information, enabling the public to learn about government operations and decisions. The act requires that agencies report annually to the Attorney General on their processing of FOIA requests. Agencies were also to report on their progress in implementing plans to improve FOIA operations, as directed by a Dec. 2005 Executive Order. A major goal of the Order was reducing backlogs of overdue FOIA requests. This study determines trends in FOIA processing and agenciesż progress in addressing back

Author: Loren Yager
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: procedures, improved, safeguard, textile, trade, china
Number of Pages: 58
Published: 2005-06-30
ISBN-10: 1422300951
ISBN-13: 9781422300954

U.S. textile & apparel imports from China have more than doubled in value since China became a World Trade Organization (WTO) member. When joining the WTO, China agreed to a special textile safeguard mechanism applicable only to that country. This report: (1) describes the mechanism, (2) describes requests for safeguard action filed by U.S. producers & the results of these requests, & (3) evaluates U.S. agency procedures for transparency & accessibility. Includes recommendations. Charts & tables.

Author: Janet L. Shikles
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: result, higher, medicare, costs, services, certain, nursing, facilities, approval, process, skilled
Number of Pages: 134
Published: 1996-06
ISBN-10: 0788178768
ISBN-13: 9780788178764

A study of: (1) the growth of skilled nursing facility (SNF) costs & SNF use in relation to hospital use; (2) the characteristics of Medicare SNF patients & the types of services they receive in SNFs being paid higher than normal amounts compared to other SNFs, as well as whether patients in such facilities receive appropriate care; & (3) whether the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) process for assessing requests for higher payments ensures that only SNFs furnishing atypical services are granted exceptions, & what information HCFA gathers to assess such requests. Charts & tables.
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