GAO Criticizes FAA Designee Oversight Efforts

 - January 31, 2007, 7:28 AM

Inconsistent and incomplete FAA oversight of its designee programs limits the agency’s ability to ensure designees perform their work according to federal standards, according to a recent study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The GAO said the FAA needs to develop a better mechanism to improve oversight compliance and upgrade its databases to provide complete and consistent information. Despite its criticism, the GAO said it did not find a direct link between inconsistent oversight and specific safety problems.