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Accession Number PB2013-100781
Title Office of the Secretary: Quarterly Conference Reporting Processes Need Improvement.
Publication Date Oct 2012
Media Count 15p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract In fiscal year (FY) 2012, the Department of Commerce received an appropriations provision requiring it to submit to the Office of Inspector General (OIG) quarterly reports on the costs and contracting procedures related to FY 2012 Departmental conferences for which the government's costs exceeded $20,000. The Department's Office of Financial Management (OFM) was the lead office responsible for gathering the bureaus' data and submitting the first quarterly report. Accordingly, OFM developed and issued standardized conference policies and procedures to ensure bureaus' compliance with the Federal Travel Regulation (FTR), 41 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) parts 300-V304, which governs federal conferences and meetings. FTR requires agencies to (a) plan conferences using a cost.
Keywords Appropriations
Federal government
Financial management
Office of the Inspector General(OIG)

Source Agency International Trade Administration
NTIS Subject Category 70B - Management Practice
70F - Public Administration & Government
Corporate Author Department of Commerce, Washington, DC. Office of the Inspector General.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1307
Contract Number N/A

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