State-administered programs (31 - 40 of 63 items)
Multiple Employment Programs
HRD-93-26R: Published: Jun 15, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal employment training programs and the difficulty in coordinating client services. GAO held that: (1) the fragmented federal employment training system creates problems for job seekers, employers, and administrators; (2) the lack of access to information about what services programs offer can create confusion for job seekers about which progr...
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...
Dislocated Workers: Implementation of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)
T-HRD-93-6: Published: Feb 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1993.
GAO discussed the implementation and effects of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), focusing on: (1) the number of closures and layoffs covered by the act; (2) employers' notices of closures and layoffs; and (3) employers' view of the act's impact on their workers and businesses. GAO noted that: (1) in 1990, 64 percent of layoffs affecting 50 or more employees in firms em...
Dislocated Workers: Improvements Needed in Trade Adjustment Assistance Certification Process
HRD-93-36: Published: Oct 19, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Labor's certification process for the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program, focusing on: (1) Labor's investigation of petitions; (2) state assistance to workers in filing petitions; and (3) Labor's application of TAA eligibility criteria.GAO found that: (1) between 1990 and 1991, 63 percent of the TAA petitions filed containe...
The Job Training Partnership Act: Abuse of On-The-Job Training and Other Contracting Is an Ongoing Problem
T-HRD-92-47: Published: Jul 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1992.
GAO discussed its review of mismanagement and abusive practices within the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) Program, focusing on: (1) the abuse of on-the-job training (OJT) funds; and (2) other practices of mismanagement and abuse. GAO noted that: (1) JTPA services include occupational training, basic education, OJT, work experience, and job search assistance; (2) state and local programs provi...
Job Training Partnership Act: Actions Needed to Improve Participant Support Services
HRD-92-124: Published: Jun 12, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), focusing on: (1) the extent of participant support that local JTPA programs provide; (2) the relationship between support and program participant success; and (3) the amount of support provided through coordination arrangements with other sources.GAO found that: (1) of the $1.8 billion in JTPA...
Comments on JTPA Bills
HRD-92-35R: Published: May 20, 1992. Publicly Released: May 20, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on its review of the impact of participant support on the program outcomes experienced by Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) enrollees. GAO noted that: (1) analysis at five service delivery areas indicated that single parents with a child under 6 years of age more often obtained jobs or experienced some positive outcome; (2) pending legislation w...
Employment Service: Improved Leadership Needed for Better Performance
HRD-91-88: Published: Aug 6, 1991. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) identified factors influencing variations in local employment service (ES) office job placement performance; and (2) examined the Department of Labor's (DOL) role in guiding and monitoring state and local ES program performance.GAO found that: (1) variations in ES performance are related, in part, to differences in state management strategies and local...
Mail Management: Labor Programs Run by States Could Reduce Postage Costs
GGD-91-43: Published: Mar 20, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Labor (DOL) opportunities to reduce postage costs through improved mail management operations at State Employment Security Agencies (SESA).GAO found that: (1) past DOL efforts to reduce SESA mailing costs achieved limited cost reductions due to inadequate presort equipment and software; (2) DOL could reduce its annual mailing costs by...