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Federal Paid Administrative Leave: Additional Guidance Needed to Improve OPM Data

Categories: Govt Finance,Govt Personnel,Headlines

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/666566.pdf

Describes paid administrative leave policies at selected federal agencies, the number of federal employees granted such leave, the reasons for such leave, and the record keeping.  Picked up by newspapers as major unreported use of taxpayer funds.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

How Initiatives to Reduce Fraud in Federal Health Care Programs Affect the Budget

Categories: Children,Govt Finance,Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Medicare/Medicaid

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49460-ProgramIntegrity.pdf

Describes how federal budget experts estimate the budgetary effects of legislative proposals to reduce fraud in Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Governor McAuliffe Announces Actions on the FY2015 Budget

Categories: Govt Finance,Headlines,Virginia Issues

https://governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/newsarticle?articleId=6857

Announces decisions made by the Governor on ways to produce savings and eliminate the revenue shortfall in the state’s FY2015 budget plan.  From the Office of the Governor

 

Support Costs and Staffing at Virginia’s Higher Education Institutions

Categories: Education-Higher,Govt Finance,Headlines,Virginia Issues

http://jlarc.virginia.gov/reports/Rpt460.pdf

 

Finds that spending on support functions at Virginia’s 15 public higher education institutions increased 28% from 1991 to 2010 when adjusted for enrollment and inflation, but that the rate of increased support staff spending varied substantially across institutions.  W&M was listed as one of three that spent more than 75% of similar institutions.  From the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

 

Trends in Compliance Activities Through Fiscal Year 2013

Categories: Govt Finance,Statistics,Taxes

http://www.treasury.gov/tigta/auditreports/2014reports/201430062fr.pdf

Reports on compliance with tax laws and revenue obtained.  The total dollars collected increased for the third straight year, to $2.9 trillion or 13% increase in FY2013.  From the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration

 

Federal Funds for Research and Development: Fiscal Years 2012-14: Detailed Statistical Tables

Categories: Govt Finance,Science/Technology,Statistics

http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf14316/pdf/nsf14316.pdf

Covers federal outlays for research and development by character of work, field of science or engineering (including social sciences), geographical area, and research performer.  From the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation

 

Hampton Roads Regional Benchmarking Study 2014

http://www.hrpdcva.gov/uploads/docs/Hampton%20Roads%20Benchmarking%20Study%202014.pdf

Latest annual study of the region’s 16 jurisdictions with locality profiles and regional benchmarks covering the economy, demographics, housing, transportation, and various quality of life indicators.  From the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission

 

Budgetary Estimates for the Single-Family Mortgage Guarantee Program of the Federal Housing Administration

Categories: Govt Finance,Housing/Homelessness

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/45740-FHAMortgageGuarantees.pdf

Offers estimates of the effect on future federal budgets of loan guarantees, made by the FHA during the period 1992-2013.  The sharp downturn in housing values in recent years have caused estimates of significant savings to change to predictions of small losses.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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