state relations (31 - 40 of 50 items)
Job Training Partnership Act: Inadequate Oversight Leaves Program Vulnerable to Waste, Abuse, and Mismanagement
HRD-91-97: Published: Jul 30, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) Program's vulnerability to waste, abuse, and mismanagement; and (2) adequacy of JTPA program oversight to prevent and detect such practices.GAO found that: (1) the majority of service delivery areas (SDA) underreported administrative expenditures, causing a misrepresentation of program cos...
Job Training Partnership Act: Racial and Gender Disparities in Services
T-HRD-91-42: Published: Jul 17, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1991.
GAO discussed the Job Training Partnership Act Program (JTPA), focusing on the: (1) extent to which disparities occurred in individual service delivery areas (SDA); and (2) factors contributing to such disparities. GAO noted that: (1) preliminary data indicated that racial disparities existed in training provided to blacks in 11 to 20 percent of the SDA analyzed; (2) in those SDA, white participan...
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...
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...
Employment Service: Preliminary Analysis of Policies and Practices Related to Performance
T-HRD-90-5: Published: Oct 31, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1989.
GAO discussed its review of the Employment Service's job placement activities, focusing on state and local program management policies and practices related to effective performance. GAO noted that, although differences in regional economic and demographic conditions influenced some offices' job placement performance, the best performing offices were more likely to: (1) interact extensively with J...
Employment Service: Variations in Local Office Performance
HRD-89-116BR: Published: Aug 3, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the U.S. Employment Service (USES), focusing on: (1) variations in local USES performance across the nation and by state; and (2) the extent to which USES provided applicant services, such as counseling and testing.GAO found that: (1) local USES offices and states varied greatly in their ability to place applicants in jobs; (2) local...
Findings on Current AFDC Work Programs and Implications for Pending Legislation
T-HRD-87-12: Published: Apr 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1987.
GAO discussed the current Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) work programs and their implications for pending legislation. GAO believes that: (1) the current multiplicity of program authorizations results in a division of responsibility and duplication of effort between state agencies, complex and conflicting regulations, and unintentional incentives created by disparate funding levels...
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...
Job Training Partnership Act: Data Collection Efforts and Needs
HRD-86-69BR: Published: Mar 31, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 1986.
GAO provided information on the Department of Labor's (DOL) Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) data collection system, focusing on: (1) the adequacy of the system; (2) proposed revisions to DOL reporting requirements; and (3) the extent to which these revisions address system shortcomings.GAO found that: (1) the proposed revisions should eliminate many of the system's shortcomings; (2) the revise...
Concerns Over Labor's Ability To Implement the Job Training Partnership Act
HRD-85-61: Published: Apr 22, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration's (ETA) role in implementing the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) and the potential impact that a reduction in force and reorganization will have on its ability to carry out that role.GAO found that, unlike the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act which it replace...