Bureau of International Labor Affairs (1 - 5 of 5 items)
International Labor Grants: DOL's Use of Financial and Performance Monitoring Tools Needs to Be Strengthened
GAO-14-832: Published: Sep 24, 2014. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 2014.
The Department of Labor's (DOL) Bureau of International Labor Affairs' (ILAB) child labor office and trade and labor office both have guidance for the financial monitoring of grants, but could improve their financial oversight. For example, we found that project managers completed their acceptance or rejection of about 20 percent of quarterly financial reports more than 90 days after receipt from...
International Labor Grants: Labor Should Improve Management of Key Award Documentation
GAO-14-493: Published: May 15, 2014. Publicly Released: May 15, 2014.
The Department of Labor's (Labor) Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) has guidance and criteria for developing projects covering trade and labor and child labor. In fiscal year 2013, the child labor office obligated about $56 million and the trade and labor office obligated about $13.5 million for technical assistance projects. Officials from both offices said they consider many factors i...
Caribbean Basin: Worker Rights Progress Made, but Enforcement Issues Remain
NSIAD-98-205: Published: Jul 20, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed allegations of worker rights abuses that have persisted in the Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) apparel industry, focusing on: (1) whether or not Caribbean Basin countries have made efforts to improve worker rights in the CBI apparel industry; (2) what efforts the private sector has made to address concerns about working conditions in CBI countries...
Illegal Aliens: National Net Cost Estimates Vary Widely
HEHS-95-133: Published: Jul 25, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the costs of providing benefits and services to illegal aliens, focusing on: (1) current estimates of the national net costs of illegal aliens to all levels of government; (2) the variation in these estimates; and (3) areas in which the estimates could be improved.GAO found that: (1) illegal aliens in the United States generate more in costs than r...
Price Behavior of Products Under Import Relief
ID-79-37: Published: Jun 5, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 1979.
In response to a request, GAO commented on a staff study conducted by the Bureau of International Labor Affairs, Department of Labor, which considered the price behavior of products under import relief. In reviewing the paper, GAO did not attempt to verify Labor's statistics, but did question their accuracy and significance. GAO was not conducting any studies bearing on the subject matter of the L...