state relations (21 - 30 of 50 items)
[Comments on Settlement of Federal Claim Against Louisiana]
B-256184: Published: May 3, 1994. Publicly Released: May 3, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on Louisiana's request to renegotiate with the Department of Labor its repayment of disallowed Job Training Partnership Act expenses. GAO noted that: (1) Labor initially refused the state's request because it misinterpreted the applicable regulation as limiting the repayment period to 3 years, which the Department of Justice supported; (2) the reg...
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...
Dislocated Workers: Trade Adjustment Assistance Program Flawed
T-HRD-94-4: Published: Oct 19, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1993.
GAO discussed federal efforts to assist dislocated workers through the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program. GAO noted that: (1) approximately 1 million workers lose their jobs annually due to business closures, permanent layoffs, and increased imports; (2) many workers receive assistance from the TAA program to help them reenter the workforce; (3) TAA benefits are not equally accessible to a...
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...
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...
OCG-93-19TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized information on federal labor issues facing Congress and the new administration.GAO noted that: (1) the Department of Labor needs to foster competition and assist workers to adapt to the changing environment of the workplace; (2) Labor faces significant challenges because of an inadequate education system, an increasing unskilled workforce, and a...
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...
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...