Accession Number : ADA263312
Title : BATF: Management Improvements Needed to Handle Increasing Responsibilities.
Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC GENERAL GOVERNMENT DIV
Personal Author(s) : Attianese, David J ; Myers, Joseph H ; Ragland, Susan ; Paris, Sharon T ; Dickerson, Maria ; Dickerson, William ; Pagnillo-Lopez, Rosa ; Foster, Suzy
Report Date : Mar 1991
Pagination or Media Count : 56
Abstract : Recently, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms' (BATF) participation in the war on drugs and in combating violent crime has added significance to its law enforcement mission. BATF has a second mission, however--enforcing compliance with the excise tax laws applying to the industries it regulates--and those responsibilities have also been increasing. Thus BATF's dilemma is how to effectively manage the increased duties and competing demands. Prepared in response to a request from the Subcommittee on Oversight, House Committee on Ways and Means, this report discusses how BATF's duties have changed and includes GAO's views on steps BATF could take to use its resources more efficiently.
Descriptors : *MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , *LAW ENFORCEMENT , MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS , ACCOUNTING , RECRUITING , AUDITING , DRUG INTERDICTION , TAXES , EFFICIENCY , EXPLOSIVES , TRADE OFF ANALYSIS
Subject Categories : Administration and Management
Government and Political Science
Sociology and Law
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE