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Financial Audit: Congressional Award Foundation's Fiscal Years 2003 and 2002 Financial Statements
GAO-05-132: Published: Nov 15, 2004. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2004.
This report presents our opinion on the financial statements of the Congressional Award Foundation for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2003, and 2002. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Congressional Award Foundation. This report also presents (1) our opinion on the effectiveness of the Foundation's related internal control as of September 30, 2003, and (2) our conclusio...
No Child Left Behind Act: Improvements Needed in Education's Process for Tracking States' Implementation of Key Provisions
GAO-04-734: Published: Sep 30, 2004. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2004.
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLBA) has focused national attention on improving the academic achievement of the nations' 48 million students by establishing a deadline--school year 2013-14--for public schools to ensure that all students are proficient in reading and math. Accordingly, states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico developed plans that set goals for increasing the numbe...
Special Education: Additional Assistance and Better Coordination Needed among Education Offices to Help States Meet the NCLBA Teacher Requirements
GAO-04-659: Published: Jul 15, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 2004.
During the 2001-2002 school year, more than 400,000 special education teachers provided instructional services to approximately 6 million students with disabilities in U.S. schools. Two federal laws contain teacher qualification requirements that apply to special education teachers: the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLBA) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Given the committee...
Survey of Housing Officials Regarding the Preservation of HUD's Affordable Rental Housing, an E-supplement to GAO-04-20
GAO-04-211SP: Published: Jan 23, 2004. Publicly Released: Jan 23, 2004.
This document presents the results of GAO's survey of state and local housing and community development agencies. To obtain nationwide data available on the utilization of tool's incentives to preserve the affordability of HUD's subsidized properties to low-income tenants, we surveyed these agencies via a web-based survey. The survey covered (1) the agencies experiences in preserving affordable ho...
Medicaid Nursing Home Payments: States' Payment Rates Largely Unaffected by Recent Fiscal Pressures
GAO-04-143: Published: Oct 17, 2003. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 2003.
Almost half of all Americans over the age of 65 will rely on nursing home care at some point in their lives, and two in three nursing home residents have their care covered at least in part by Medicaid. Under Medicaid, states set nursing home payment rates and the federal government reimburses a share of state spending. According to the most recently available data, Medicaid nursing home expenditu...
Unemployment Insurance: Survey of State Administrators and Contacts with Companies Promoting Tax Avoidance Practices
GAO-03-819T: Published: Jun 19, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 2003.
GAO appeared before Subcommittees on Oversight and Human Resources, House Committee on Ways and Means to discuss the results of our investigation of the extent to which states have found that companies manipulate state unemployment tax rates through a variety of methods in order to lower their unemployment taxes, a practice known as "SUTA dumping," and of the extent to which some consulting firms...
Military Retiree Health Benefits: Enrollment Low in Federal Employee Health Plans under DOD Demonstration
GAO-03-547: Published: Jun 6, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 2003.
Prior to 2001, military retirees who turned age 65 and became eligible for Medicare lost most of their Department of Defense (DOD) health benefits. The DOD-Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) demonstration was one of several demonstrations established to examine alternatives for addressing retirees' lack of Medicare supplemental coverage. The demonstration was mandated by the Strom T...
Financial Audit: Congressional Award Foundation's Fiscal Years 2002 and 2001 Financial Statements
GAO-03-737: Published: May 15, 2003. Publicly Released: May 15, 2003.
GAO audited the financial statements of the Congressional Award Foundation for fiscal years 2002 and 2001 and the related statements of activities and cash flows.We found that (1) the financial statements are presented fairly, in all material respects, in conformity with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, (2) the Foundation had effective internal control over financial reporting (incl...
Workforce Investment Act: Issues Related to Allocation Formulas for Youth, Adults, and Dislocated Workers
GAO-03-636: Published: Apr 25, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 2003.
The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 required states to streamline employment and training services and established three separate funding streams for serving youth, adults, and dislocated workers, for which about $3.3 billion was appropriated for fiscal year 2003. The formulas for distributing these funds to the states were left largely unchanged from those used to distribute funds under th...
Unemployment Insurance: States' Use of the 2002 Reed Act Distribution
GAO-03-496: Published: Mar 6, 2003. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 2003.
The Unemployment Insurance (UI) program, administered by the U.S. Department of Labor in partnership with states, plays a critical role in ensuring the financial security of America's workforce. In fiscal year 2002, state UI programs paid benefits totaling $50.8 billion to 10.6 million unemployed workers. In March 2002, in response to an increase in unemployment and the September 11, 2001, terrori...