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Public Availability of Government Accountability Office Records
Document Number: 2017-16986
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-11
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
These proposed revisions would clarify procedures to obtain Government Accountability Office (GAO) records. Specifically, the proposed revisions would add procedures for requesting records of GAO's Office of Inspector General. The proposed revisions would also clarify that documents prepared by GAO or GAO's Office of Inspector General for referral to another agency for law enforcement purposes are not subject to the regulations in this Part. The existing regulatory language on this point is imprecise.
Financial Management and Assurance; Government Auditing Standards
Document Number: 2017-07117
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-10
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
On April 5, 2017, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued an exposure draft of proposed revisions to Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS), also known as the Yellow Book. To help ensure that the standards continue to meet the needs of the government community and the public it serves, the Comptroller General of the United States appointed the Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards to review GAO's proposed revisions of the standards and consider other necessary changes. The advisory council includes experts from all levels of government, the private sector, and academia. This exposure draft includes the advisory council's input regarding the proposed changes. We are requesting public comments on the proposed revisions in the 2017 exposure draft. GAO first issued the standards in 1972. The proposed changes in the exposure draft update GAGAS to reflect major developments in the accountability and audit professions and emphasize specific considerations applicable to the government environment.
Health Information Technology Advisory Committee Nominations; Request for Letters of Nomination and Resumes
Document Number: 2017-04456
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-08
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The 21st Century Cures Act established the Health Information Technology Advisory Committee to provide recommendations to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on policies, standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria relating to the implementation of a health information technology infrastructure that advances the electronic access, exchange, and use of health information. The Act gave the Comptroller General responsibility for appointing 14 of the committee's members. The Act requires that members at least reflect providers, ancillary health care workers, consumers, purchasers, health plans, health information technology developers, researchers, patients, relevant Federal agencies, and individuals with technical expertise on health care quality, system functions, privacy, security, and on the electronic exchange and use of health information, including the use standards for such activity. GAO is accepting nominations of individuals for this committee. Letters of nomination and resumes should be submitted by April 14, 2017 for appointments that will be made in July 2017. Acknowledgement of submissions will be provided within a week of submission. Please contact Will Simerl at (404) 679-1888 if you do not receive an acknowledgement.
Request for Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Nominations
Document Number: 2017-00593
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-18
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 established the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) and gave the Comptroller General responsibility for appointing its members. GAO is now accepting nominations for MedPAC appointments that will be effective May 1, 2017. Letters of nomination and resumes should be submitted no later than March 10, 2017 to ensure adequate opportunity for review and consideration of nominees prior to appointment of new members. Acknowledgement of submissions will be provided within a week of submission. Please contact Greg Giusto at (202) 512-8268 if you do not receive an acknowledgment.
Request for Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission Nominations
Document Number: 2017-00044
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-12
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) established the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) to review Medicaid and CHIP access and payment policies and to advise Congress on issues affecting Medicaid and CHIP. CHIPRA gave the Comptroller General of the United States responsibility for appointing MACPAC's members. GAO is now accepting nominations to MACPAC that will be effective May 1, 2017. Letters of nomination and resumes should be submitted no later than February 24, 2017 to ensure adequate opportunity for review and consideration of nominees prior to appointment of new members. Nominations should be sent to the email or mailing address listed below. Acknowledgement of submissions will be provided within a week of submission. Please contact Will Black at (202) 512-6482 if you do not receive an acknowledgement.
Request for Nominations for Board of Governors of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
Document Number: 2016-14157
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-17
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act gave the Comptroller General of the United States responsibility for appointing 19 members to the Board of Governors of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. In addition, the Directors of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Institutes of Health, or their designees, are members of the Board. As the result of terms ending in September 2016, GAO is accepting nominations in the following two categories required in statute: A representative of hospitals, and a representative of pharmaceutical, device, or diagnostic manufacturers or developers. Letters of nomination and resumes should be submitted no later than July 21, 2016 to ensure adequate opportunity for review and consideration of nominees prior to appointment. Acknowledgement of submissions will be provided within a week of submission. Please contact Mary Giffin at (202) 512-3710 if you do not receive an acknowledgement.
Change in Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission Terms
Document Number: 2016-10535
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-09
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
In accordance with the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009, the Comptroller General appoints the 17 members of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC). This notice announces the extension of all current members for an additional 4 months.
Government Accountability Office, Administrative Practice and Procedure, Bid Protest Regulations, Government Contracts
Document Number: 2016-08622
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-04-15
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is proposing to amend its Bid Protest Regulations, promulgated in accordance with the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984 (CICA), to implement the requirements in sec. 1501 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2014, which was enacted on January 14, 2014, and to make certain administrative changes. The proposed amendments implement the legislation's direction to establish and operate an electronic filing and document dissemination system for the filing of bid protests with GAO. At this time, GAO believes that these proposed revisions are the only regulatory changes necessary to implement the statutory requirement of sec. 1501. The proposed amendments also include administrative changes to reflect current practice and to streamline the bid protest process.
Comptroller General's Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2016-06051
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-17
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
Request for Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Nominations
Document Number: C1-2016-01264
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-11
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
Request for Health Information Technology Policy Committee Nominations
Document Number: 2016-02009
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-04
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) established the Health Information Technology Policy Committee (HIT Policy Committee) and gave the Comptroller General responsibility for appointing 13 of its 20 members. As a result of terms ending in April 2016, GAO is accepting nominations of individuals for three openings on the committee in the following categories of representation or expertise required in ARRA: Advocate for patients or consumers, representative of a health plan or third party payer, and representative of purchasers or employers. For appointments to the HIT Policy Committee to be made in April 2016 in these categories, I am announcing the following: Letters of nomination and resumes should be submitted by March 2, 2016 to ensure adequate opportunity for review and consideration of nominees. Acknowledgement of submissions will be provided within one week of submission. Please contact Mary Giffin at (202) 512-3710 if you do not receive an acknowledgment.
Physician-focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee Nomination Letters
Document Number: 2015-13983
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-09
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 established the Physician-Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee to provide comments and recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services on physician payment models, and gave the Comptroller General responsibility for appointing the committee's 11 members. The Advisory Committee members shall include individuals with national recognition for their expertise in physician-focused payment models and related delivery of care. No more than 5 members of the Committee shall be providers of services or suppliers, or representatives of providers of services or suppliers. A member of the committee shall not be an employee of the federal government. GAO is accepting nominations of individuals for this committee. For appointments to be made in October 2015, I am announcing the following: Letters of nomination and resumes should be submitted by July 22, 2015 to ensure adequate opportunity for review and consideration of nominees. Acknowledgement of submissions will be provided within two weeks of submission. Please contact Mary Giffin at (202) 512-3710 if you do not receive an acknowledgement.
Appointments to the Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee
Document Number: 2015-11957
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-20
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act requires the Comptroller General of the United States to appoint 13 of 20 members to the HIT Policy Committee. As of April 2015, new appointees to the HIT Policy Committee are Kathleen Blake, MD, MPH, an expert in health care quality measurement and reporting; Donna Cryer, JD, an advocate for patients or consumers; and Brent Snyder, Esq., a representative of health care providers.
Appointment to the Methodology Committee of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
Document Number: 2015-11955
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-05-20
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Methodology Committee assists PCORI in developing and updating methodological standards and guidance for comparative clinical effectiveness research. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act directs the Comptroller General to appoint up to 15 members to PCORI's Methodology Committee. This notice announces the appointment of a new member, Adam Wilcox, Ph.D., Director of Medical Informatics at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Health Information Technology Policy Committee Nomination Letters
Document Number: 2015-01837
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-02-03
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) established the Health Information Technology Policy Committee (Health IT Policy Committee) and gave the Comptroller General responsibility for appointing 13 of its 20 members. As the result of terms ending in April 2015, GAO is accepting nominations of individuals for four openings on the committee in the following categories of representation or expertise required in ARRA: Advocate for patients or consumers, health care provider, representative of a health plan or third party payer, and expertise in health care quality measurement and reporting. For appointments to the HIT Policy committee to be made in April 2015 in these categories, I am announcing the following: Letters of nomination and resumes should be submitted by February 27, 2015 to ensure adequate opportunity for review and consideration of nominees.
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Nominations
Document Number: 2015-00759
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-01-21
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 established the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) and gave the Comptroller General responsibility for appointing its members. For appointments to MedPAC that will be effective May 1, 2015, I am announcing the following: Letters of nomination and resumes should be submitted by March 13, 2015 to ensure adequate opportunity for review and consideration of nominees prior to the appointment of new members.
Methodology Committee of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI); Nominations
Document Number: 2014-24875
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-20
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act gave the Comptroller General of the United States responsibility for appointing not more than 15 members to a Methodology Committee of the Patient- Centered Outcomes Research Institute. In addition, the Directors of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Institutes of Health, or their designees, are members of the Methodology Committee. Methodology Committee members must meet the qualifications listed in Section 6301 of the Act. We are accepting nominations for one vacancy on the Committee. Expertise in health informatics, especially expertise in developing data networks or decision support for clinicians and patients, would be beneficial. Letters of nomination and resumes should be submitted by November 17, 2014 to ensure adequate opportunity for review and should be sent to either the email or mailing address listed below.
2014 Revision-Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government
Document Number: 2014-22188
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-18
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has issued its 2014 revision to the Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government, known as the ``Green Book,'' under the authority provided in 31 U.S.C. 3512 (c), (d), commonly known as the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA). To help ensure that the standards continue to meet the needs of government managers and the audit community it serves, the Comptroller General of the United States established the Green Book Advisory Council to provide input on revisions to the ``Green Book.'' This 2014 revision of the standards includes the Advisory Council's input regarding the changes. It also includes input from public comments received on the proposed revisions in the 2013 exposure draft. The changes contained in the 2014 revision to the Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government reflect major developments in the accountability and financial management profession and emphasize specific considerations applicable to the government environment. The 2014 revision to Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government is available in electronic format for download from GAO's Web page at www.gao.gov using GAO-14-704G as a report number. It will also be available for sale in hardcopy from the Government Printing Office in the near future at http://bookstore.gpo.gov or other GPO locations listed there. GAO-14-704G may be used to find its GPO stock number and ISBN.
Vacancy on Board of Governors of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
Document Number: 2014-17238
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-23
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act gave the Comptroller General of the United States responsibility for appointing 19 members to the Board of Governors the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and for filling vacancies that may occur. Board members must meet the qualifications listed in Section 6301 of the Act, including one member representing quality improvement or independent health services researchers. Due to a vacancy on the board in this category, I am announcing the following: letters of nomination and resumes should be submitted by August 15, 2014 to ensure adequate opportunity for review and consideration of nominees prior to appointment. Letters of nomination and resumes can be sent to either the email or mailing address listed below.
Appointments to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)
Document Number: 2014-14500
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-23
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 established the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) and gave the Comptroller General responsibility for appointing its members. This notice announces the appointment of three new members and the reappointment of two existing members.
Advisory Council on the Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government; Meeting
Document Number: 2014-07063
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-31
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is completing the revision of the Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government ``Green Book'' under our authority in 31 U.S.C. 3512 (c), (d) (commonly known as the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act). As part of the revision process, GAO has established and is holding a meeting with the Green Book Advisory Council (GBAC) prior to the release of the revised Green Book. The Comptroller General established the GBAC to provide input and recommendations to the Comptroller General on revisions to the Green Book. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss comments GAO received on the Green Book exposure draft (FR 52532) and proposed revisions to the Green Book in response to the comments.
Methodology Committee of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
Document Number: 2014-05443
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-14
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act gave the Comptroller General of the United States responsibility for appointing not more than 15 members to a Methodology Committee of the Patient- Centered Outcomes Research Institute. In addition, the Directors of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Institutes of Health, or their designees, are members of the Methodology Committee. Methodology Committee members must meet the qualifications listed in Section 6301 of the Act. Due to vacancies on the Committee, I am announcing the following: Letters of nomination and resumes should be submitted by April 11, 2014 to ensure adequate opportunity for review and consideration of nominees prior to appointment. Letters of nomination and resumes can be forwarded to either the email or mailing address listed below.
Exposure Draft-Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government
Document Number: 2014-01341
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-23
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is extending the comment period for the proposed revisions to the Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government, known as the ``Green Book,'' to February 18, 2014. We are requesting public comments on the proposed revisions in the exposure draft. The proposed changes contained in the 2013 Exposure Draft update to the Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government reflect major developments in the accountability and financial management profession and emphasize specific considerations applicable to the government environment. The draft of the proposed changes to Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government, 2013 Exposure Draft, is available and can be downloaded from GAO's Web page at www.gao.gov. All comments will be considered a matter of public record and will ultimately be posted on the GAO Web page.
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Nomination Letters
Document Number: 2014-00961
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-21
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 established the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) and gave the Comptroller General responsibility for appointing its members. For appointments to MedPAC that will be effective May 1, 2014, I am announcing the following: Letters of nomination should be submitted between January 21 and March 7, 2014, to ensure adequate opportunity for review and consideration of nominees prior to the appointment of new members.
Health Information Technology Policy Committee Openings
Document Number: 2013-31482
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-10
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) established the Health Information Technology Policy Committee (Health IT Policy Committee) and gave the Comptroller General responsibility for appointing 13 of its 20 members. ARRA requires that: One member should have expertise with improving the health of vulnerable populations and one member should represent information technology vendors. Due to the completion of terms in April 2014 by committee members filing these requirements GAO is accepting nominations of individuals to fill these positions. In addition, ARRA requires that three members should be advocates for patients or consumers and one committee member in this category will be completing their term in April 2014. GAO is also accepting nominations of individuals to fill this position. For these appointments I am announcing the following: Letters of nomination and resumes should be submitted between January 2 and 24, 2014 to ensure adequate opportunity for review and consideration of nominees.
Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards
Document Number: 2013-29756
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-13
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
This notice informs the public that the Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards will hold a public meeting by teleconference on December 17, 2013. The public is invited to listen to the Council's discussion. Members of the public will be provided an opportunity to address the Council with a brief (five-minute) presentation following the Council's discussion. The Advisory Council's primary purpose is to provide input and recommendations to the Comptroller General for revisions to the Government Auditing Standards, to provide for timely resolution of auditing issues, and to maintain the relevance of the standards.
Exposure Draft-Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government
Document Number: 2013-27183
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-14
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) is extending the comment period for the proposed revisions to the Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government, known as the ``Green Book,'' to January 15, 2014. We are requesting public comments on the proposed revisions in the exposure draft. The proposed changes contained in the 2013 Exposure Draft update to the Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government reflect major developments in the accountability and financial management profession and emphasize specific considerations applicable to the government environment. The draft of the proposed changes to Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government, 2013 Exposure Draft, is available and can be downloaded from GAO's Web page at www.gao.gov. All comments will be considered a matter of public record and will ultimately be posted on the GAO Web page.
Vacancy on Board of Governors of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
Document Number: 2013-24699
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-23
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act gave the Comptroller General of the United States responsibility for appointing 19 members to the Board of Governors of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and for filling vacancies that may occur. Board members must meet the qualifications listed in Section 6301 of the Act. Due to the resignation of a physician representative on the board, I am announcing the following: letters of nomination and resumes should be submitted by November 15, 2013 to ensure adequate opportunity for review and consideration of nominees prior to appointment. Letters of nomination and resumes can be sent to either the email or mailing address listed below.
Exposure Draft-Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government
Document Number: 2013-20530
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-23
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is seeking public comments on the proposed revisions to the Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government, known as the ``Green Book,'' under the authority provided in 31 U.S.C. 3512 (c), (d), commonly known as the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act. To help ensure that the standards continue to meet the needs of government managers and the audit community it serves, the Comptroller General of the United States established the Green Book Advisory Council to provide input on revisions to the ``Green Book.'' This exposure draft of the standards includes the Advisory Council's input regarding the proposed changes. We are currently requesting public comments on the proposed revisions in the exposure draft. The proposed changes contained in the 2013 Exposure Draft update to the Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government reflect major developments in the accountability and financial management profession and emphasize specific considerations applicable to the government environment. The draft of the proposed changes to Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government, 2013 Exposure Draft, will only be available in electronic format and will be available to be downloaded from GAO's Web page at www.gao.gov. All comments will be considered a matter of public record and will ultimately be posted on the GAO Web page.
Health Information Technology Policy Committee Vacancy
Document Number: 2013-17114
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-18
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) established the Health Information Technology Policy Committee (Health IT Policy Committee) and gave the Comptroller General responsibility for appointing 13 of its 20 members. ARRA requires that one member have expertise in health information privacy and security. Due to a vacancy on the Committee, GAO is accepting nominations of individuals to fill this position. For this appointment I am announcing the following: Letters of nomination and resumes should be submitted between July 15 and August 9, 2013 to ensure adequate opportunity for review and consideration of nominees.
Advisory Council on the Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government
Document Number: 2013-16256
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-08
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) is preparing to revise the Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government, known as the ``Green Book,'' under the authority provided in the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act. As part of the revision process, GAO is holding a teleconference with the Green Book Advisory Council (GBAC). The Comptroller General has established the GBAC to provide input and recommendations to the Comptroller General on revisions to the ``Green Book.'' The purpose of the meeting is to discuss proposed revisions to the ``Green Book.''
Health Information Technology Policy Committee Appointment
Document Number: 2013-09743
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-26
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) established the Health Information Technology Policy Committee to make recommendations on the implementation of a nationwide health information technology infrastructure to the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. There is an opening on the committee for a member from the research community. Candidates considered for this appointment will be required to complete a financial disclosure form. For this appointment I am announcing the following: Letters of nomination and resumes should be submitted through May 18, 2013 to ensure adequate opportunity for review and consideration of nominees.
Advisory Council on the Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government; Meeting
Document Number: 2013-08621
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-15
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) is initiating efforts to revise the Standards for Internal Control in the Federal Government ``Green Book'' under our authority in 31 U.S.C. 3512 (c), (d) (commonly known as the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act). As part of the revision process, GAO has established and is holding its inaugural meeting with the Green Book Advisory Council (GBAC). The Comptroller General has established the GBAC to provide input and recommendations to the Comptroller General on revisions to the ``Green Book.'' The purpose of the meeting is to discuss proposed revisions to the ``Green Book.''
Public Meeting of the Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards
Document Number: 2013-07710
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-04
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
This notice informs the public that the Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards will hold a public meeting by teleconference on April 12, 2013. The public is invited to listen to the Council's discussion. Members of the public will be provided an opportunity to address the Council with a brief (five-minute) presentation in the afternoon. The Advisory Council's primary purpose is to provide input and recommendations to the Comptroller General for revisions to the Government Auditing Standards, to provide for timely resolution of auditing issues, and to maintain the relevancy of the standards.
Health Information Technology Policy Committee Nomination Letters
Document Number: 2013-02104
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-04
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) established the Health Information Technology Policy Committee (Health IT Policy Committee) and gave the Comptroller General responsibility for appointing 13 of its 20 members. As the result of terms ending in April 2013, GAO is accepting nominations of individuals for two openings on the committee in the following categories of representation or expertise required in ARRA: advocate for patients or consumers, and a member from a labor organization representing health care workers. For appointments to the HIT Policy committee to be made by April 1, 2013 in these categories, I am announcing the following: Letters of nomination and resumes should be submitted between February 1 and 22, 2013 to ensure adequate opportunity for review and consideration of nominees.
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Nomination Letters
Document Number: 2013-00335
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-11
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 established the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) and gave the Comptroller General responsibility for appointing its members. For appointments to MedPAC that will be effective May 1, 2013, I am announcing the following: Letters of nomination should be submitted between January 15 and March 8, 2013, to ensure adequate opportunity for review and consideration of nominees prior to the appointment of new members.
Appointments to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
Document Number: 2012-17643
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-20
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 established the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) and gave the Comptroller General responsibility for appointing its members. This notice announces the appointment of five new members and the reappointment of one existing member.
Debarment, Suspension, and Ineligibility of Contractors
Document Number: 2012-3307
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-13
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
On September 30, 2011, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) provided notice of its proposed policy to adopt the policies and procedures contained in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) regarding the debarment, suspension, and ineligibility of government contractors. Comments on GAO's policy were due on or before November 14, 2011. GAO received two comments. Both comments expressed support for GAO's efforts to adopt policies and procedures regarding the debarment, suspension, and ineligibility of government contractors. Neither comment suggested any changes to GAO's policy statement. GAO is adopting, with minor changes, the policy statement published in the Federal Register on September 30, as set forth below. As a legislative branch agency, GAO is not subject to the requirements of the FAR. However, it is GAO's general policy to follow the FAR, as appropriate and applicable. Mandatory application of the FAR is not to be inferred from GAO's adoption of this policy. Further, GAO's procurement rules are not contained in the Code of Federal Regulations, but instead are contained in an internal GAO document referred to as ``Government Accountability Office Procurement Guidelines'' (hereinafter, GAO's Procurement Order). As such, GAO's policy regarding debarment and suspension will be added as a chapter to GAO's Procurement Order.
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Nomination Letters
Document Number: 2011-33226
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-28
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 established the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) and gave the Comptroller General responsibility for appointing its members. For appointments to MedPAC that will be effective May 1, 2012, I am announcing the following: Letters of nomination should be submitted between January 1 and March 8, 2011, to ensure adequate opportunity for review and consideration of nominees prior to the appointment of new members.
Personnel Appeals Board; Procedural Rules
Document Number: 2011-31549
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-12-09
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Government Accountability Office Personnel Appeals Board (the Board or PAB) is amending its regulations to reflect a change in law concerning grievance procedures. The amended rule provides a choice of forum to employees with prohibited personnel practice claims. We are taking this opportunity to change some specific terms in the regulations to ones more commonly used throughout the government.
Debarment, Suspension, and Ineligibility of Contractors
Document Number: 2011-25228
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-30
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is providing notice of its intent to adopt the policies and procedures contained in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) regarding the debarment, suspension, and ineligibility of government contractors. As a legislative branch agency, GAO is not subject to the requirements of the FAR. However, it is GAO's general policy to follow the FAR, as appropriate and applicable. Mandatory application of the FAR is not to be inferred from GAO's adoption of this policy. GAO's procurement rules are not contained in the Code of Federal Regulations, but instead are contained in an internal GAO document referred to as ``Government Accountability Office Procurement Guidelines'' (hereinafter, GAO's Procurement Order). As such, the proposed policy regarding debarment and suspension will be added as a chapter to GAO's Procurement Order. However, persons or entities seeking government contracts could potentially be adversely affected if, pursuant to the proposed policy, they were debarred, suspended, or proposed for debarment by GAO. As such, GAO is providing interested persons an opportunity for notice and comment on this proposed policy.
Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2011-8430
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-08
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
Public Availability of Government Accountability Office Records
Document Number: 2011-4988
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-03-08
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
This rule is a revision of portions of GAO's records rule. These revisions clarify procedures to obtain Government Accountability Office (GAO) documents. Published GAO documents such as testimonies, reports, and decisions are available to the public on GAO's Web site and also may be requested over the telephone. Their wide availability eliminates the need for regulations governing their request, and accordingly published GAO documents are no longer subject to the procedures of this part. The revisions also clarify that records compiled for law enforcement purposes by another agency and records provided by GAO to another agency for law enforcement purposes are not subject to disclosure. The previous regulatory language on this point was imprecise. The changes also add steps to the procedures for using GAO's public reading facility, to facilitate the efficient use of the facility. Finally, the revisions make various housekeeping changes reflecting shifts in GAO's operating procedures. These changes clarify for the public which GAO documents are subject to this part and how to obtain such documents.
Medicare Payment Advisory Commission Nomination Letters
Document Number: 2011-2057
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-02-01
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 established the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) and gave the Comptroller General responsibility for appointing its members. For appointments to MedPAC that will be effective May 1, 2011, I am announcing the following: Letters of nomination should be submitted between February 1 and March 7, 2011, to ensure adequate opportunity for review and consideration of nominees prior to the appointment of new members.
Public Availability of Government Accountability Office Records
Document Number: 2010-29353
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
These proposed revisions would clarify procedures to obtain Government Accountability Office (GAO) documents. Published GAO documents such as testimonies, reports, and decisions are available to the public on GAO's Web site and also may be requested over the telephone. Their wide availability eliminates the need for regulations governing their request, and accordingly published GAO documents would no longer be subject to the procedures of this part under the proposed rule. The revisions would also clarify that records compiled for law enforcement purposes by another agency and records provided by GAO to another agency for law enforcement purposes are not subject to disclosure. The existing regulatory language on this point is imprecise. The proposed changes would add steps to the procedures for using GAO's public reading facility, to facilitate the efficient use of the facility. Finally, the proposed revisions would make various housekeeping changes reflecting shifts in GAO's operating procedures. These proposed changes will clarify for the public which GAO documents are subject to this part and how to obtain such documents.
Financial Management and Assurance; Government Auditing Standards
Document Number: C1-2010-23374
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-04
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
Methodology Committee of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
Document Number: 2010-24143
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-28
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act gave the Comptroller General of the United States responsibility for appointing not more than 15 members to a Methodology Committee of the Patient- Centered Outcomes Research Institute. In addition, the Directors of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Institutes of Health, or their designees, are members of the Methodology Committee. Methodology Committee members must meet the qualifications listed in Section 6301 of the Act. For these appointments, I am announcing the following: Letters of nomination and resumes should be submitted by October 29, 2010 to ensure adequate opportunity for review and consideration of nominees prior to appointment. If an individual has previously submitted a letter of nomination and resume to be considered for appointment to the PCORI Board of Governors and would also like to be considered for nomination to the PCORI Methodology Committee, please so indicate by e-mail or mail as noted below, however you do not need to submit another resume. Letters of nomination, nominee contact information and resumes can be forwarded to either the e-mail or mailing address listed below.
Financial Management and Assurance; Government Auditing Standards
Document Number: 2010-23374
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-09-20
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
On August 23, 2010, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued an exposure draft of proposed revisions to Government Auditing Standards (GAGAS) (also known as the Yellow Book). To help ensure that the standards continue to meet the needs of the audit community and the public it serves, the Acting Comptroller General of the United States appointed the Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards to review the standards and recommend necessary changes. The Advisory Council includes experts in financial and performance auditing drawn from all levels of government, private enterprise, public accounting, and academia. This exposure draft of the standards includes the Advisory Council's suggestions for proposed changes. We are currently requesting public comments on the proposed revisions in the exposure draft. The proposed 2010 revision to GAGAS will be the sixth revision since the standards were first issued in 1972. The 2010 Yellow Book exposure draft seeks to emphasize the critical role of high quality government audits in achieving credibility and accountability in government. The proposed changes contained in the 2010 Exposure Draft update GAGAS to reflect major developments in the accountability and audit profession and emphasize specific considerations applicable to the government environment. In addition, this proposed revision modernizes GAGAS, with updates to reflect major developments in the accountability and audit environment, including a conceptual framework approach for independence. Clarifications have also been made throughout the standards.
Appointments to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC)
Document Number: 2010-13360
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-04
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 established the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) and gave the Comptroller General responsibility for appointing its members. This notice announces the appointment of four new members and the reappointment of two existing members.
Board of Governors of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCOR)
Document Number: 2010-11404
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-14
Agency: Government Accountability Office, Agencies and Commissions
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act gave the Comptroller General of the United States responsibility for appointing 19 members to the Board of Governors of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. hi addition, the Directors of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Institutes of Health, or their designees, are members of the Board. The Comptroller General is required to make appointments not later than 6 months after the date of enactment of the Act. Board members must meet the qualifications listed in Section 6301 of the Act. For these appointments, I am announcing the following: Letters of nomination and resumes should be submitted by June 30th 2010 to ensure adequate opportunity for review and consideration of nominees prior to appointment. Letters of nomination and