External Resources (Financial Solutions)

This page contains links to the reference materials that guide the federal government's financial standards.


Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990 (CFO Act)—Intended to improve the government’s financial management by outlining standards of financial performance and disclosure. This link leads to a nongovernment website.

Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 —This law centralized the government collection of delinquent debt and gave Department of the Treasury new responsibilities.

Federal Financial Management Improvement Act of 1996 —Advances federal financial management by ensuring that federal financial management systems provide accurate, reliable, and timely financial management information to the government’s managers.

Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA)—Mandates protection of federal information through a comprehensive framework with strict controls and oversight.

Government Performance Results Act of 1993—The purpose of this act is to improve internal management of the federal government by requiring strategic planning and performance measurement.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA)—This act mandates protection of confidentiality and security of health data through establishing and enforcing standards.

Inspector General Act of 1978—Establishes the responsibilities and duties of an Inspector General (IG).

Inspector General Reform Act of 2008—Establishes the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE).

Working Groups and Committees

IGNet – Federal Inspectors General—IGNet is a portal to the Federal Inspector General Community whose primary responsibilities to the American public, are to detect and prevent fraud, waste, abuse, and violations of law, and to promote economy, efficiency and effectiveness in the operations of the federal government.

Relevant Regulations

OPM Policy Regarding Private Sector Temporaries (Administrative Personnel)—2002 Code of Federal Regulations Title 5, Volume 1, provides guidance on hiring temporary staffing.

Last Reviewed: 2019-06-02