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Federal Compensation Programs: Perspectives on Four Programs
GAO-06-230: Published: Nov 18, 2005. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 2005.
Since 1969, when Congress established the Black Lung Program as a temporary federal program to provide benefits for coal miners disabled by pneumoconiosis (black lung disease), the federal government has played an ever-increasing role in providing benefits to individuals injured as result of exposure to harmful substances. Although the Black Lung Program was initially designed to end in 1976, when...
Workforce Investment Act: Substantial Funds Are Used for Training, but Little Is Known Nationally about Training Outcomes
GAO-05-650: Published: Jun 29, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2005.
The Congress passed the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) in 1998 seeking to create a system connecting employment, education, and training services to better match job seekers to labor market needs. However, questions have been raised about how WIA funds are being used and, in particular, how much is being spent on training. Contributing to the concern about the use of WIA funds is the lack of accur...
Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures: Federal Unemployment Taxes
GAO-03-362R: Published: Jan 23, 2003. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 2003.
We evaluated fiscal year 2002 activity affecting distributions to the Unemployment Trust Fund (UTF).We were not engaged to perform, and did not perform, an audit, the objective of which would have been the expression of an opinion on the net amount of FUTA taxes distributed to the UTF. Accordingly, we do not express such an opinion. Had we performed additional procedures, other matters might have...
Investigation of Alleged Improper Relocation Allowance at the Department of Labor, Office of Inspector General
GAO-01-231R: Published: Dec 8, 2000. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 2000.
Allegations of favoritism were raised about the Department of Labor's Office of Inspector General's (OIG) payment of relocation allowances to certain employees. GAO investigated the transfers of six OIG employees between or within its New York and New Jersey district offices from 1995 to November 2000. GAO found that decisions to grant or deny permanent change of station (PCS) and related relocat...
Program Evaluation: Studies Helped Agencies Measure or Explain Program Performance
GGD-00-204: Published: Sep 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how federal agencies used evaluation studies to report on their achievements, focusing on: (1) how program evaluation studies or methods served in performance reporting; and (2) circumstances that led agencies to conduct evaluations.GAO noted that: (1) evaluations helped the agencies improve their measurement of program performance or understanding...
Internal Controls: Oversight of Longshore Special Fund Needs Improvement
AIMD-00-15: Published: Oct 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed issues concerning financial reporting and internal controls related to the Special Fund established by the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA), focusing on: (1) the feasibility of actuarially calculating the unfunded liability of the LHWCA Special Fund; (2) whether controls exist to prevent inappropriate claims from being referre...
Education and Labor: Information on the Departments' Field Offices
HEHS-96-178: Published: Sep 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about the field offices supporting the Departments of Education and Labor, focusing on the field offices': (1) locations; (2) functions, staffing, space and operating costs; and (3) proposed structural changes.GAO found that: (1) in fiscal year 1995, the Department of Education had 72 field offices and the Department of Labor had 1,074...
Labor's Regional Structure and Trust Funds
HEHS-95-82R: Published: Feb 10, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Labor's (DOL) organizational structure and departmental trust funds. GAO noted that: (1) DOL components conduct their operations through ten regional offices throughout the country, covering all states and territories; (2) most DOL components have offices at each of the regional headquarters and some have field offi...
DOL-OIG Semiannual Reports
OSI-94-29R: Published: Aug 22, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 22, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed allegations that some statistics in the Department of Labor's Office of Inspector General (OIG) semiannual reports could be inaccurate and unreliable. GAO noted that: (1) the OIG reports did not accurately summarize the office's activities during the preceeding 6 months; (2) OIG had systematic problems in capturing and recording agency accomplishme...
Employee Benefits: Improved Plan Reporting and CPA Audits Can Increase Protection Under ERISA
AFMD-92-14: Published: Apr 9, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on independent public accountants' audits of employee benefit plans, focusing on: (1) a November 1989 Department of Labor study that criticized such audits; (2) requirements for employee benefit plan audits; (3) scope limitations in such audits; and (4) ways to enhance plan reporting and audits.GAO reported that: (1) the Employee Retire...