Disadvantaged persons (21 - 30 of 61 items)
Multiple Employment Training Programs: Major Overhaul Needed to Reduce Costs, Streamline the Bureaucracy, and Improve Results
T-HEHS-95-53: Published: Jan 10, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 1995.
GAO discussed its review of the many federal employment assistance programs, focusing on: (1) the problems associated with program fragmentation; and (2) program effectiveness. GAO noted that: (1) there are 163 federal employment training assistance programs scattered across 15 federal agencies; (2) the programs often compete for the same clients and funds, share the same goals, and provide simila...
JOBS and JTPA: Tracking Spending, Outcomes, and Program Performance
HEHS-94-177: Published: Jul 15, 1994. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the interrelationship between the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training (JOBS) and Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) programs, focusing on how each program allocates and reports education, job training, support services, and program administration funds.GAO found that: (1) by the end of program year 1992, JOBS and JTPA had sp...
Multiple Employment Training Programs: Most Federal Agencies Do Not Know If Their Programs Are Working Effectively
HEHS-94-88: Published: Mar 2, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal employment training programs for the economically disadvantaged, focusing on: (1) the collection of data on participant outcomes; (2) federal agencies' monitoring of local program performance; and (3) studies of program effectiveness.GAO found that: (1) although federal agencies closely monitor the expenditures for employment training assis...
Multiple Employment Training Programs: Conflicting Requirements Underscore Need for Change
T-HEHS-94-120: Published: Mar 10, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1994.
GAO discussed employment training programs and how the multiplicity of programs hampers service delivery. GAO noted that: (1) 14 federal departments and agencies oversee 154 employment training programs and other activities, with 2 departments having responsibility for most of the programs; (2) many programs target the same client populations, have the same goals, and provide many of the same serv...
Job Training Partnership Act: Labor Title IV Initiatives Could Improve Relations With Native Americans
HEHS-94-67: Published: Mar 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Indian and Native American Job Training Program, focusing on the: (1) relationship between the Department of Labor and the Native American community with respect to the Native American employment and training program; and (2) extent to which Job Training Partnership Act funds are used to provide training services.GAO found that:...
Multiple Employment Training Programs: Conflicting Requirements Hamper Delivery of Services
HEHS-94-78: Published: Jan 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how federal employment training programs serving the same target populations differ concerning: (1) eligibility requirements; and (2) annual operating cycles.GAO found that: (1) many employment training programs use several different standards for defining eligibility requirements; (2) most program administrators want to standardize the terms used...
Multiple Employment Training Programs: Overlapping Programs Can Add Unnecessary Administrative Costs
HEHS-94-80: Published: Jan 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal employment training assistance, focusing on the: (1) extent that targeted populations and program services overlap; and (2) adverse effects of any potential overlaps in service.GAO found that: (1) although the government attempts to provide employment training assistance to disadvantaged people to help meet the challenges of...
Multiple Employment Programs: National Employment Training Strategy Needed
T-HRD-93-27: Published: Jun 18, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1993.
GAO discussed the federal employment training programs and the need for a national employment training strategy. GAO noted that: (1) the fragmented system of federal programs creates problems that hamper attempts to help workers obtain training and employment; (2) duplication of services can add unnecessary costs to program operations and increase the burden to clients and employers; (3) a lack of...
The Job Training Partnership Act: Potential for Program Improvements But National Job Training Strategy Needed
T-HRD-93-18: Published: Apr 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1993.
GAO discussed the effectiveness of title IIA of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) in meeting the employment and training needs of the economically disadvantaged adults and youths. GAO noted that: (1) the program is only marginally increasing the earnings and employment of certain groups above comparable nonparticipating groups; (2) the effectiveness of training services in improving the empl...
Job Corps Costs and Outcomes
HRD-93-16R: Published: Feb 19, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the costs, outcomes, and administrative structure of the Job Corps program, focusing on: (1) cost differences between centers run by contractors and federal Civilian Conservation Centers (CCC); (2) outcomes for students trained by national sole-source contractors; and (3) sole-source contractors' hiring of students. GAO noted that: (...