Accession Number : ADA263323


Title :   Activities of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms: Testimony


Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC GENERAL GOVERNMENT DIV


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a263323.pdf


Report Date : 20 Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 22


Abstract : Faced with a relatively stable level of compliance staffing during a period of increasing responsibilities, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, nad Firearms (BATF) has had to make trade-offs in deciding how best to use its resources. Over the past few years, BATF's law enforcement and compliance responsibilities have grown. At the same time, its staffing levels, especially in the compliance area, have remained relatively stable. Faced with that set of circumstances, BATF has had to make trade-offs as it decides how to best use its resource. One result of those trade-offs has been a reduction in BATF's presence in the alcohol industry--a reduction that concerns us because of its potential implications for tax compliance. Our testimony and report discuss various actions, such as increasing the accounting expertise of BATF's inspectors, that we thick could be taken to improve BATF's efficiency and minimize the detrimental effects of trade-offs. Improved efficiency may be even more critical considering the reductions being proposed for BATF's in the administration's fiscal year 1992 budget.


Descriptors :   *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , *ACCOUNTING , *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT , *INSPECTION , *TAXES , *LAW ENFORCEMENT , MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , CONTAMINATION , LABELS , GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES , FEDERAL BUDGETS , PROMOTION(ADVANCEMENT) , COLLECTION , TRADE OFF ANALYSIS , AMMUNITION , FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT , EFFICIENCY


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE