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Partnership for Prosperity Report to President Vicente Fox President

By: United States Department of the Treasury

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Excerpt: With this Partnership we move beyond our extensive trading relationship to work together as trusting neighbors to create new and better opportunities for all of our citizens.

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Oig Study : Treasury Law Enforcement Workspace

By: James F. Sloan

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: We are pleased to provide our policy study, Treasury Law Enforcement Unique Workspaces Foster Safer and More Effective Operations.

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General Management : Treasury's Rural Development Act Policy

By: United States Department of the Treasury

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: To meet our reporting requirement this year, we reviewed current policy to determine whether corrective action was taken for our prior report recommendation; and conducted a survey of Treasury offices and bureaus, except for the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), to obtain information about facility acquisitions from January 1, 2003, to May 31, 2004, and whether RDA was considered when acquiring this...

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Embracing the Future

By: James A. Johnson

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: It is our honor to submit to you the final report of the President?s Commission on the United States Postal Service. Much has changed since the nation last revisited its mail system in 1970, most notably the rise of the Internet as a faster and more affordable communications alternative. We appreciate the opportunity to work with the Postal Service and the entire postal community to strengthen this vital institution at a pivotal moment in its history.

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Embracing the Future

By: James A. Johnson

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: It is our honor to submit to you the final report of the President?s Commission on the United States Postal Service. Much has changed since the nation last revisited its mail system in 1970, most notably the rise of the Internet as a faster and more affordable communications alternative. We appreciate the opportunity to work with the Postal Service and the entire postal community to strengthen this vital institution at a pivotal moment in its history.

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Department of the Treasury Financial Management Service; Privacy A...

By: United States Department of the Treasury

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: This notice, which has been developed jointly with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, is presented only for purposes of soliciting public comment on the proposed extension without change of the current rule.

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District of Columbia Judges Retirement Plan

By: United States Department of the Treasury

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: This booklet is a summary of your retirement plan. The full text of the plan is contained in Title 11 of the Code of the District of Columbia. The Treasury Department has also issued regulations pertaining to this plan in the Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) at 31 C.F.R. Part 29. If there is any conflict between the information in this summary and the D.C. Code or Federal Regulations, the plan terms in the D.C. Code and Federal Regulations will always govern...

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The Community Reinvestment Act after Financial Modernization: A Ba...

By: Robert E. Litan

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Robert E. Litan is the Vice President and Director of the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution, where he also holds the Cabot Family Chair in Economics. He previously served as Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department. He was a consultant to the Treasury Department on financial modernization issues from 1995 through 1996, and co-author ...

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A Report to Congress in Accordance with 326(B) of the Uniting and ...

By: United States Department of the Treasury

Government Reference Publication

Executive Summary: Section 326 of the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (?USA Patriot Act?) requires the Secretary of the Treasury (?Treasury?) to prescribe regulations establishing minimum standards for the identification and verification of financial institution customers in connection with the opening of an account. The regulations must include reasonable procedures for: (i) verify...

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System for Accountability for the Fiscal Years

By: United States Department of the Treasury

Government Reference Publication

Executive Summary: The Treasury Human Capital System for Accountability (HCSFA) is a single system for gauging the effectiveness of the Department?s human capital management programs. The intent of the system is to provide managers with meaningful data to make more informed decisions related to investments in human capital management programs. Key features of the HCSFA include a partnership between human capital and management, accountability management tools that are re...

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Diversity Strategy

By: United States Department of the Treasury

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: A diverse workforce is critical for any organization that seeks to improve and maintain a competitive advantage. Focusing on diversity and looking for ways to achieve an inclusive environment is not just a ?nice to have objective,? it makes good business sense. A diverse workforce offers greater productivity and a competitive edge. Diversity improves the quality of our workforce and offers a higher return on our investment in human capital. Our agency?s future d...

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The Community Reinvestment Act after Financial Modernization: A Fi...

By: Robert E. Litan

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Robert E. Litan is the Vice President and Director of the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution, where he also holds the Cabot Family Chair in Economics. He previously served as Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department. He was a consultant to the Treasury Department on financial modernization issues from 1995 through 1996, and co-author ...

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The National Money Laundering Strategy for 1999

By: Lawrence H. Summers

Government Reference Publication

Foreword: Money laundering is the financial side of virtually all crime for profit. To enjoy the fruits of their crime, whether drug dealing, extortion, fraud, arms trafficking, terrorism or public corruption, criminals must find a way to insert the proceeds into the stream of legitimate commerce. This gives money laundering a dual importance. First, it provides the fuel that allows criminals and criminal organizations to conduct their ongoing affairs. It may seem like a...

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The National Money Laundering Strategy for 1999

By: United States Department of the Treasury

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: This gives money laundering a dual importance. First, it provides the fuel that allows criminals and criminal organizations to conduct their ongoing affairs. It may seem like an antiseptic form of crime ? wire transfers at the touch of a computer button, the clever unbundling of large amounts of cash into bite-size chunks, the intricate movement of funds through a series of offshore shell companies. But make no mistake; it is the companion of brutality, deceit a...

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Capital Access Programs

By: Gary Gensler

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Since 1986, when Michigan first developed the Capital Access Program (CAP) as a method to increase the availability of credit to small businesses, many states have gradually enacted CAPs of their own. In fact, by the end of 1998, the nationwide cumulative CAP lending was approximately $1.2 billion.

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Capital Access Programs : A Summary of Nationwide Performance

By: Michael S. Barr

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Under the leadership of former Secretary Robert E. Rubin and now of Secretary Lawrence H. Summers, the Treasury Department has undertaken a series of initiatives to expand access to capital and to encourage business investment in economically distressed communities. These initiatives include a strong Community Reinvestment Act, the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, BusinessLINC, and the New Markets Initiative.

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Integrity Oversight Review of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and F...

By: United States Department of the Treasury

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: We specifically wanted to determine the quality and timelines of internal investigations, the internal quality control of investigative reports, if the investigative results were reported to the appropriate action official, and if discipline was consistently and fairly applied.

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Presidents Commission on the United States Postal Service

By: Richard C. Levin

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Negotiations are much more successful under the private sector model because bargainers hold powerful economic weapons in reserve throughout their talks. Strikes, lockouts, and their variants cannot be used unless impasse occurs. Because these weapons are so extreme, risk-averse parties often make compromises.

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Report to the Congress on Joint Liability and Innocent Spouse Issues

By: Donald C. Lubick

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The Administration recently proposed, as part of the Fiscal Year 1999 Budget, legislation that would amend the innocent spouse provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Legislation currently pending in Congress (particularly H. R. 2676) also would amend these provisions. We look forward to working with Congress to adopt meaningful solutions to this important problem.

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Income Tax Compliance by U. S. Citizens and U. S. Lawful Permanent...

By: Donald C. Lubick

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Part I of the report summarizes the current law regarding the taxation of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents living abroad and the income tax filing requirements placed on such persons. Part I also describes the tax regime that applies to former U.S. citizens and long-term permanent residents whose loss of such status had for one of its principal purposes the avoidance of U.S. taxes.

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