White House Travel Office Operations
DIANE Publishing, 1994 - 93 pages
The controversial report, critical of White House actions in firing the White House Travel Office employees. According to the report the White House had the authority to fire all employees. The report questions the propriety of involvement in the firings by Harry Thomason, a TV producer and friend of the Clintons'; his business partner in a charter-travel operation, Darnell Martens; and Catherine Cornelius, a distant cousin of President Clinton's. Charts and tables.
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Page 63 - ... whether the taxpayer's return was, is being, or will be examined or subject to other investigation or processing, or any other data received by, recorded by, prepared by, furnished to, or collected by the Secretary with respect to a return or with respect to the determination of the existence, or possible existence, of liability...
Page 63 - return information' means — (A) a taxpayer's identity, the nature, source, or amount of his income, payments, receipts, deductions, exemptions, credits, assets, liabilities, net worth, tax liability, tax withheld, deficiencies, overassessments, or tax payments, whether the taxpayer's return was, is being, or will be examined or subject to other investigation or processing...
Page 16 - Office is located in the Old Executive Office Building, adjacent to the White House. In...
Page 53 - ... his services to the Government (18 USC 209). ' 6. He may not act as, or be, an agent of a foreign principal required to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938 (18 USC 219 (1966 Supp.)). 235 SPECIAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES Section 202 defines a special government employee as a person "retained, designated, appointed, or employed" to perform duties not to exceed 130 days in any period of 365 days. The definition thus contemplates that an employee should be designed as special or...
Page 42 - System to apply receipts to appropriate outstanding bills System to track money owed and produce collection letters for overdue accounts Cash management Vouchers reviewed and approved before payment Procedures to prevent duplicate payments Payments made timely Receipts deposited on the day received or next business day Small receipts accumulated and deposited weekly Adequate internal controls for security of funds Periodic bank reconciliations Financial reporting Transactions accurately recorded...
Page 44 - Personnel Practices: Retroactive Appointments and Pay Adjustments in the Executive Office of the President (GAO/GGD-93-148, Sept 9, 1993).
Page 78 - ... Responsibilities and duties involving transactions and events are separated among different employees with respect to authorization, approval, processing and recording, making payments or receiving funds, review and auditing, and the custodial functions and handling of related assets. • Duties are assigned systematically to a number of individuals to ensure that effective checks and balances exist.
Page 41 - Administrative guidelines Written policies and procedures Segregated duties; lines of authority clearly communicated Periodic audits Oversight and guidance Procurement of goods and services Customers' needs determined Goods and services acquired competitively Documented agreements or written contracts Accumulation and allocation of costs System to identify and record all costs System to determine costs to be recovered System to provide accurate data for billing Billing practices Billings prepared...
Page 46 - Under certain circumstances, employees who serve in the Office of the President or Vice President, or on the White House staff are permitted by the Code of Federal Regulations to apply for noncompetitive appointments to career positions.
Page 88 - Associate Counsel to the President Reta Lewis, Special Assistant to the President for Political Affairs Craig Livingstone, Director, White House Personnel Security GAO/GGD-94-132 White House Travel Office List of Individuals Interviewed White House Correspondents' Association, Press Thomas F. McLarty, HI, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff Dee Dee Myers, Deputy Assistant to the President and Press Secretary Jennifer O'Connor, Special Assistant to the President John Podesta, Assistant to...