Accession Number : ADA267815


Title :   International Trade Commission: Administrative Authority Is Ambiguous


Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DIV


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267815.pdf


Report Date : Feb 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 70


Abstract : Because of concern about how well the International Trade Commission (ITC) is functioning and whether its operations are hindered by the methods used for administrative decision-making, Senator William V. Roth, Jr., asked GAO to (1) assess the ITC's structure and operations, focusing on the powers and administrative responsibilities, of the chairman; (2) examine problems in specific administrative areas, including the budget, personnel and organizational structure and the creation of an ITC Office of Inspector General; and (3) compare the agency to other independent federal commissions and consider particular options to improve the ITC's administrative effectiveness. GAO did not evaluate the ITC's substantive decisions on trade matters


Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT , *ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL , ORGANIZATIONS , DECISION MAKING


Subject Categories : Administration and Management


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE