Accession Number:

ADA327383

Title:

Federal Management: Addressing Management Problems at the Department of Commerce.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC GENERAL GOVERNMENT DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1997-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Because of the diversity of its functions, Commerce historically has not been managed on the basis of a unifying mission and shared goals. Strategic management of the department has been based in its bureaus. Its key administrative functions are decentralized. The GAO recently worked with the Commerce Office of the Inspector General IG to provide the committee with a joint analysis of the major management problems facing the department. The IG took the lead in identifying specific program areas most in need of reform to improve efficiency and effectiveness, while the GAO took the lead in describing steps taken to implement the Government Performance and Results Act and the Chief Financial Officers CFO Act, and to adjust the Departments information systems to the year 2000.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE