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Veterans' Employment and Training: Better Targeting, Coordinating, and Reporting Needed to Enhance Program Effectiveness
GAO-13-29: Published: Dec 13, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 2013.
The six federal veterans' employment and training programs offer similar employment services, but largely target different groups. Among these programs, the Department of Labor's (Labor) Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program has the greatest potential for overlap with other veterans' programs and Labor's employment programs for the general population. Federal law governing the Disabled Veterans' Out...
Veterans' Employment and Training Service: Labor Could Improve Information on Reemployment Services, Outcomes, and Program Impact
GAO-07-594: Published: May 24, 2007. Publicly Released: May 24, 2007.
In 2002, Congress enacted the Jobs for Veterans Act (JVA), which modified two Department of Labor (Labor) programs that specifically target veteran job seekers: the Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program (DVOP) and the Local Veterans' Employment Representative (LVER) program. However, questions have been raised about the adequacy of performance information on services to veterans by these and other e...
Veterans' Employment and Training Service: Preliminary Observations on Changes to Veterans' Employment Programs
GAO-05-662T: Published: May 12, 2005. Publicly Released: May 12, 2005.
The Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) administers two programs designed to assist the roughly 700,000 veterans who are unemployed in any given month. These two programs, the Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program (DVOP) and the Local Veterans' Employment Representative (LVER) program, fund employment, training, and job placement services to veterans. In 2002, Cong...
Veterans' Employment and Training Service: Greater Flexibility and Accountability Needed to Better Serve Veterans
GAO-02-192T: Published: Oct 30, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 2001.
The Department of Labor's (DOL) Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program (DVOP) and Local Veterans' Employment Representative (LVER) program allow states to hire staff members to serve veterans exclusively. The two programs are mandatory partners in the new one-stop center system created in 1998 by the Workforce Investment Act, which requires that services provided by numerous employment and training p...
Veterans' Employment and Training Service: Better Planning Needed to Address Future Needs
T-HEHS-00-206: Published: Sep 27, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) and its planning activities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993, focusing on: (1) VETS' strategic plan for fiscal year (FY) 2000 through FY 2005 and its FY 2001 performance plan; (2) the adequacy of VETS' plans to address how it will operate in the one-stop center environmen...
Much More Could Be Done for Veterans in Employment and Training Programs
HRD-78-166: Published: Dec 29, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 29, 1978.
Services offered by the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) and U.S. Employment Service programs to give designated classes of Armed Forces veterans special treatment are in definite need of improvement.CETA programs are managed by over 450 prime sponsors operating under the Department of Labor's (DOL) regulations. The regulations in effect at the time of GAO's field work provided tha...
Implementation and Progress of the Help Through Industry Retraining and Employment Program (HIRE)
HRD-78-83: Published: Mar 9, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1978.
Help Through Industry Retraining and Employment Program (HIRE) was announced by the Secretary of Labor in January 1977 as a program primarily to assist disabled veterans and Vietnam-era veterans obtain employment. HIRE has two segments a reimbursable activity for qualifying firms that wish to be compensated for extraordinary training costs incurred in training eligible persons and a voluntary acti...