Tag Archives: GAO

Sneak Preview: Few Faith-Based Grantees Seek Hiring Exemption

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) Although faith-based organizations receiving federal grant funding under programs that statutorily prevent employment discrimination based on religion may now request an exemption to hire based on…

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Sneak Preview: GAO Urges RHS To Monitor Assistance Allocations

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) Although the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Housing Service (RHS) last year developed a new method to better estimate federal rental assistance to multifamily housing properties…

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Sneak Preview: GAO Plans Extensive Review Of Yellow Book Comments

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) Government Accountability Office (GAO) officials over the next several months plan to review the more than 90 public comments that GAO received in reference to its…

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What is Waste? Stakeholders Call for GAGAS Clarity from GAO

Ask anyone who knows me and they’ll agree that I can relate anything in life to an episode of M*A*S*H. One of my favorites was an episode early in Season 3 in which Harry Morgan, prior to returning to play…

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Sneak Preview: Section 1115 Monitoring Procedures Coming Soon

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is developing internal procedures to support more consistent monitoring of states…

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Sneak Preview: CMS Seeks To Remove Collaborative Audit Barriers

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) aims to provide more resources to contractors it hires to perform…

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DATA Act Reporting Begins; What Will Tomorrow Hold?

The countdown clock has reached zero for federal agencies to comply with the requirements under the DATA Act. Federal agencies now must provide their financial reports in a searchable, machine-readable format in compliance with federal data standards under the Act….

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Sneak Preview: GAO Seeks Stakeholder Comments On Yellow Book Exposure Draft

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released an exposure draft containing proposed revisions to the Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), also known as the Yellow Book. Among…

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Federal Improper Payment Levels Continue To Climb

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released the results of its financial audit for fiscal years (FY) 2015 and 2016 federal consolidated financial statements, and the news was not good. It could be summed up in one sentence, to wit:…

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Sneak Preview: GAO Urges Improved Use of SNAP Data Matching

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) Officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) plan to better disseminate information about promising practices in which state Supplemental Nutrition…

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