ESSENTIAL MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS AT THE FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION ARE NOT BEING PERFORMED
Because of growing criticism of increasing Government regulation and the steadily declining worldwide position of the U.S. merchant marine, the Congress is making a critical reexamination of basic national maritime policy and regulation of ocean transportation. This report contains GAO's recomendations for correcting management weaknesses and improving Commission operations. GAO found that the Commission was not adequately performing essential management functions such as planning and internal auditing, nor did it have an effective management information system. Further, certain other regulatory functions were not being fully carried out, perhaps due to understaffing.
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U.S. General Accounting Office441 G Street, NW
Washington, DC USA 20548
- Publication Date: 1980-1-18
- Pagination: 83 p.
- TRT Terms: Decision making; Domestic; Management; Management information systems; Maritime law; Planning; Policy; Shipping; Transportation policy
- Geographic Terms: United States
- Old TRIS Terms: Management control systems; Management planning; Management training; Maritime regulation; National shipping policies; Transport policies/national
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Marine Transportation; Planning and Forecasting; Policy;
- Accession Number: 00312195
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: CED-80-20
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 27 1980 12:00AM