Veterans (1 - 10 of 20 items)
Veterans' Reemployment Rights: Department of Labor Has Higher Performance Than the Office of Special Counsel on More Demonstration Project Measures
GAO-15-77: Published: Nov 25, 2014. Publicly Released: Nov 25, 2014.
Demonstration Project Performance Between August 2011 and August 2014, the Department of Labor (DOL) demonstrated relatively higher performance than the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) on three of five performance metrics in the Veterans' Benefits Act of 2010 (VBA).The relative performance was influenced—to a varying extent—by a number of factors, such as the investigative approach.Case Outco...
Native American Veterans: DOL Needs a Clear Plan to Improve Employment and Training Services on Tribal Lands
GAO-13-664: Published: Sep 26, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 2013.
The Department of Labor (DOL) is in the early stages of implementing several of the 2010 report's recommendations, but implementation of the remaining recommendations has not occurred. The agency has begun to take steps to respond to three of the report's six recommendations: improve interagency collaboration, create an advisory subcommittee for Native American veterans, and conduct a needs assess...
Veterans' Reemployment Rights: Steps Needed to Ensure Reliability of DOL and Special Counsel Demonstration Project's Performance Information
GAO-11-312R: Published: Jun 10, 2011. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 2011.
In the wake of the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, thousands of current and former military servicemembers are undergoing a transition between their military service and their civilian employment. Congress enacted the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) to protect the employment and reemployment rights of federal and nonfederal employees when they...
Posthearing Questions Related to Federal Agencies' Activities regarding the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
GAO-08-397R: Published: Jan 9, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 9, 2008.
On November 8, 2007, GAO testified before the committee at a hearing entitled "Protecting the Employment Rights of Those Who Protect the United States." This letter responds to the Congressional request that I provide answers to questions for the record. The questions are as follows: (1) Why are the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) claims taking so long to resolve...
Review of Veterans' Preference and the 'Rule of 3'
GAO-03-966R: Published: Aug 22, 2003. Publicly Released: Aug 22, 2003.
The General Accounting Office has completed a review of selected agencies' compliance with veterans' preference and the "Rule of 3" in federal hiring. This review was requested by Congressman Lane Evans, Ranking Minority Member of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, and Senator Tom Daschle. As agreed with the requesters, because of continuing oversight of agencies' delegated examining units (...
Hourly Fees Paid by Various Federal Agencies to Private Attorneys for Legal Services
GAO-01-887R: Published: Jul 3, 2001. Publicly Released: Aug 2, 2001.
This report provides information on hourly fees paid by the federal government to private attorneys for legal services in fiscal years 1999, 2000, and 2001. Relevant legal services include federal employee defense, litigative consultation, intellectual property consultation, and asset forfeiture-related services. For these types of services, GAO obtained information on hourly fees paid to private...
Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Important Progress Made, Yet Much Work Remains to Ensure Delivery of Critical Services
T-AIMD-99-266: Published: Aug 13, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the progress being made in addressing the year 2000 computing challenge, focusing on: (1) the federal government's progress and the challenges that remain in correcting its systems; (2) state and local government year 2000 issues; and (3) the readiness of key public infrastructure and economic sectors.GAO noted that: (1) the public faces the risk...
Government Restructuring: Identifying Potential Duplication in Federal Missions and Approaches
T-AIMD-95-161: Published: Jun 7, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1995.
GAO discussed how the federal government addresses its various missions and the potential for government restructuring. GAO noted that: (1) most federal spending is driven by relatively few organizations and missions; (2) most federal departments and agencies address more than one mission area; (3) the monetary significance of a department to a mission area varies considerably; (4) the federal gov...
Multiple Employment Training Programs: Basic Program Data Often Missing
T-HEHS-94-239: Published: Sep 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1994.
GAO discussed multiple employment training programs and the need to ensure that program administrators are accountable for program results. GAO noted that: (1) there are at least 154 programs administered by 14 federal departments and agencies that provide employment training assistance; (2) program administrators should monitor the effectiveness of their programs to maximize the federal investmen...
Public Affairs: Personnel Engaged in Public and Congressional Affairs in Federal Agencies
GGD-93-71FS: Published: Mar 8, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the number of personnel engaged in public and congressional affairs activities in 31 selected federal agencies.GAO found that: (1) the estimated full-time equivalent (FTE) personnel engaged in public and congressional affairs during fiscal years (FY) 1991 and 1992 has increased since FY 1985; (2) 26 agencies reported FTE totals for public and congr...