Program management (31 - 40 of 45 items)
Head Start: An Effective Program but the Fund Distribution Formula Needs Revision and Management Controls Need Improvement
HRD-81-83: Published: Jul 23, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1981.
GAO reviewed the management and administration of the Head Start program because Congress has shown considerable interest in early childhood and family development. The objective of the review was to determine whether this program, which has progressed over the years from a demonstration project to an ongoing service program, is being effectively managed and administered by the Department of Healt...
Observations on Selected Aspects of School Lunch Program Administration
115342: May 22, 1981
A limited survey was conducted at three Pennsylvania school districts to obtain background information on selected aspects of school lunch program procedures for obtaining Federal reimbursement for lunches served.All 13 elementary schools in one of the districts used monthly milk consumption records to determine the number of free lunches served during the month. Using such records could affect th...
Unanswered Questions on Educating Handicapped Children in Local Public Schools
HRD-81-43: Published: Feb 5, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1981.
In passing the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975, Congress set a goal that, by September 1, 1978, all of the Nation's handicapped children age 3 to 18 would have available a free appropriate public education which met their needs. This goal probably will not be achieved until at least the mid-1980's. A GAO review in 10 States disclosed major problems that need to be addressed.A la...
Increased Use of Expanded Function Dental Auxiliaries Would Benefit Consumers, Dentists, and Taxpayers
HRD-80-51: Published: Mar 7, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1980.
Making better use of expanded function dental auxiliary (EFDA) personnel is one way to increase the efficiency of dental health care delivery and the availability of care. EFDA's are dental assistants or dental hygienists who have obtained additional education or training to perform a wide range of expanded clinical functions and patient care procedures under dentists' supervision. Using an EFDA t...
The Education of the New Public Executive
095393: Jul 24, 1978
In order to make the Government more responsive, to provide public services at lower costs, and to translate policy objectives into more effectively implemented programs, future public executives need to be developed. The Presidential Management Intern Career Development Program was created to help develop such future management personnel. Key skills which future public executives will need are: b...
Reasons for Funding Selected Entitlements Programs by Other Than 1-Year Appropriations
PAD-78-46b: Published: Jul 14, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1978.
Three Department of Agriculture (USDA) accounts are funded by no-year appropriations: the Food Stamp Program, Child Nutrition Programs, and the Special Supplemental Food Program. The USDA position is that no-year appropriations for programs funded by these accounts are necessary to maintain program flexibility and that changing to 1-year accounts would not provide Congress with any additional cont...
U.S. Economic Aid for the West Bank and Gaza
ID-78-35: Published: Jul 5, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 1978.
The Agency for International Development (AID) program in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza grew out of a desire to demonstrate U.S. concern for the welfare of the Palestinians and has been part of U.S. efforts to promote peace in the Middle East. In accordance with congressional intent, U.S. assistance for the West Bank and Gaza has been carried out through U.S. voluntary agencies. These ag...
The Management and Operation of the Runaway Youth Program Administered by the Administration for Children, Youth, and Families, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
105325: Mar 7, 1978
The Runaway Youth Act provides for a Federal assistance program to deal with problems of runaway youth. It authorizes the funding of shelters and services through grants to State and local governments and nonprofit agencies. From a limited review of operation of the program, it was noted that: grantees provided at least a minimum level of services, most projects were in urban areas, the average an...
The Indian Self-Determination Act: Many Obstacles Remain
HRD-78-59: Published: Mar 1, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1978.
Title I of P.L. 93-638, the Indian Self-Determination Act, gives Indian tribes the opportunity to administer Federal Indian programs through contracts which they must request. The Secretaries of the Interior and Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) are directed to contract with the tribes to plan and conduct programs which the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and/or the Indian Health Services (IHS)...
Efforts of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and the Department of Labor to Develop and Issue Health Standards
101950: Apr 27, 1977
Occupational health standards are intended to prevent illness from exposure to toxic substances and harmful physical agents. Although workers are exposed to thousands of toxic substances, hundreds of which may cause cancer, standards have been established for only 15 substances as of September 30, 1976. The Secretaries of Labor and Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) should estimate, based on the...