Program evaluation (41 - 50 of 90 items)
Workforce Investment Act: States and Localities Increasingly Coordinate Services for TANF Clients, but Better Information Needed on Effective Approaches
GAO-02-696: Published: Jul 3, 2002. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 2002.
The 1998 Workforce Investment Act (WIA) required states to provide most federally funded employment-related services through one-stop centers. Two years earlier, welfare reform legislation created the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant which provided flexibility to states to focus on helping needy adults with children find and maintain employment. Nearly all states reported...
Workforce Investment Act: Coordination Between TANF Programs and One-Stop Centers Is Increasing, but Challenges Remain
GAO-02-500T: Published: Mar 12, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 2002.
The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) brought most federally funded employment and training services into a single, one-stop center system. Coordination between Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs and one-stop centers has increased since the act was implemented in 2000. Nearly all states reported some coordination at either the state or the local level. Most often, coordination to...
Department of Labor: Further Strategic Planning and Data Quality Refinements Would Assist in Oversight
T-HEHS-98-249: Published: Sep 28, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Labor's progress in (1): meeting its strategic planning responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993; and (2) addressing some of the problems with its performance data that GAO identified in its audit work.GAO noted that: (1) Labor has significantly improved the strategic plan it originally submitted...
Multiple Employment Training Programs: Major Overhaul Needed to Create a More Efficient, Customer-Driven System
T-HEHS-95-70: Published: Feb 6, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1995.
GAO discussed the government's multiple employment training assistance programs. GAO noted that: (1) many programs target the same clients, share the same goals, and deliver similar services while maintaining separate and duplicate administrative and delivery structures; (2) the multiplicity and fragmentation of such programs confuse and frustrate clients, employers, and administrators because the...
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: Major Overhaul Is Needed
T-HEHS-94-109: Published: Mar 3, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1994.
GAO discussed federal employment training programs and the Administration's proposal for consolidating programs that specifically target dislocated workers. GAO noted that: (1) a major overhaul and consolidation of the existing 154 programs is needed to create an effective and efficient employment training system; (2) the current fragmented system is administered by 14 different federal agencies;...
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...
Employment Service: Leadership Needed to Improve Performance
T-HRD-91-4: Published: Oct 16, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1990.
GAO discussed the U.S. Employment Service's (ES) basic labor exchange program. GAO noted that: (1) the Department of Labor (DOL) gave state governments broad authority to implement ES programs; (2) ES placement performance varied by states and local offices, primarily due to state and local practices within the control of ES managers; (3) state management practices associated with better performan...
Current AFDC Work Programs and Implications for Federal Policy
T-HRD-87-9: Published: Feb 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1987.
GAO discussed work programs for Aid to Families with Dependent Children Program (AFDC) beneficiaries. GAO noted that: (1) its audit work focused on state-administered work incentive programs; (2) AFDC work programs served only about 22 percent of AFDC recipients in 1985; (3) an unknown proportion of work incentive participants received no services other than orientation or assessment; (4) current...