Program evaluation (11 - 20 of 24 items)
Federal Programs: Ethnographic Studies Can Inform Agencies' Actions
GAO-03-455: Published: Mar 31, 2003. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2003.
In this time of emphasis on performance and results, federal agencies and congressional committees can benefit from knowing the full range of social science methods that can help them improve the programs they oversee. Among the methods they might consider are those of ethnography, derived from anthropology. However, information about the past and present uses of ethnography to improve federal pro...
Reporting Requirements Established by the Unemployment Insurance Service
089439: Dec 31, 1969
No summary is currently available...
Improvements Needed in the SSI Oral Inquiry Process
120144: Feb 6, 1979
In April 1978, the Social Security Administration implemented a proposed regulation which affords persons making an oral inquiry about their possible eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits the same protection as a person making a written inquiry; that is, an opportunity to have their benefits computed from the date of inquiry provided they are found eligible after filing an ap...
Survey To Identify Models Used by Executive Agencies in the Policymaking Process
PAD-82-46: Published: Sep 24, 1982. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO processed and analyzed the results of a congressional questionnaire sent to 43 departments, agencies, and other Federal entities to determine the nature and number of major computer models being used by Federal agencies in the policymaking process.Based on the agencies' responses, 357 models were identified. The number of models reported in use range fro...
The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Should Consider Limiting and/or Charging User Fees for Civilian Consultations
HRD-82-129: Published: Sep 28, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1982.
GAO surveyed the policies and procedures of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) regarding consultations submitted by civilian pathologists for study and diagnosis.The mission of AFIP is one of education, research, and consultation in the field of pathology for the military, other Federal agencies, and the civilian sector. In recent years, the greatest share of staff time has been spent...
Proposed Relocation and Consolidation of the Soil Conservation Service at Fort Worth, Texas
CED-82-26: Published: Dec 17, 1981. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 1981.
A congressman requested that GAO review the Department of Agriculture's proposed relocation of certain Soil Conservation Service (SCS) functions. The relocation is part of a proposed overall SCS reorganization, consolidation, and employee reduction plan.GAO reviewed the proposal and concluded that neither the SCS proposal nor its supporting data provided an adequate basis for judging the merits of...
Obstacles Hamper the Office of Personnel Management's Evaluation of the Implementation of the 1978 Civil Service Reform Act
FPCD-81-69: Published: Sep 14, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1981.
GAO completed a limited review of the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) 5-year strategy for evaluating the implementation and impact of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978. GAO identified problems which it believes could hamper the collection of data needed to evaluate the Act.GAO identified the following management and technical weaknesses which it believes warrant careful consideration by...
First Look at Senior Executive Service Performance Awards/SBA
FPCD-80-86: Published: Sep 19, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1980.
GAO reviewed the Senior Executive Service (SES) bonus payments at the Small Business Administration (SBA).GAO concluded that the performance awards were within the requirements of the Civil Service Reform Act, as well as Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance. SBA paid bonuses for performance in the first 6 months of fiscal year 1980. SBA planned to again pay bonuses for the second half of...
GAO Efforts Related to Fraud, Abuse, and Mismanagement in Federal Programs
111768: May 23, 1979
No one knows the magnitude of fraud and abuse against the Government. It is hidden within legitimate undertakings, and usually goes unreported and undetected. Current efforts in combating fraud are aimed at ascertaining whether Federal agencies have instituted effective policies and procedures for combating fraud that might exist in their programs. While stronger internal audit, inspection, and cr...
Most Agency Programs for Employees with Alcohol-Related Problems Still Ineffective
HRD-77-75: Published: Sep 7, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 1977.
In order to provide a comprehensive federal program for prevention and treatment of alcohol abuse, legislation was enacted and, in July 1971, guidelines were issued requiring agencies and departments to develop programs to help employees with alcohol-related problems.Although officials interviewed differed in views of the extent of the problem of alcohol abuse, there was general agreement that it...