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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
United States. General Accounting Office.
Improvements made, some still needed in management of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
Washington, D.C. : U.S. General Accounting Office, 1981
|Material Type:||Government publication, National government publication|
|All Authors / Contributors:||United States. General Accounting Office.|
"March 2, 1981."
"B-173239 "--Prelim. p.
|Description:||vi, 55 p. ; 27 cm.|
|Responsibility:||by the Comptroller General of the United States.|
GAO concluded that management should provide precise written guidance on the agency's authority and responsibilities and should formulate criteria suitable for analysts and programers to use to improve the agency's evaluation work. In relation to 1976 GAO recommendations, nothing consequential has been done in programing and area and audience research. Suggested consolidations have not been enacted because of operational and language differences. News operations have been consolidated and this has worked well. The monitoring of foreign broadcasts has been removed from the news division and is now managed and financed by individual language services as suggested by GAO. The independence of RFL/RL and the oversight responsibility of the Board have clashed over the years. Regulations governing the Board's relationship with RFE/RL which were suggested by GAO have taken effect but management still seems uncomfortable with the changes. The Board has recommended a modest relocation of Munich operations to the United States. Management has made significant strides in consolidating administrative activities, reduced the number of compensation programs, and unified personnel management policies. It has taken steps to establish uniform housing policies. However, GAO believes eliminating company-furnished housing and going to an all allowance system would produce savings. GAO found a need for a post allowance manual, uniform accounting procedures, and inventory control. A basis for long-range planning is needed.