Performance measures (31 - 40 of 40 items)
Veterans' Employment and Training Service: Proposed Performance Measurement System Improved, But Further Changes Needed
GAO-01-580: Published: May 15, 2001. Publicly Released: May 15, 2001.
This report discusses the proposed performance measurement system at the Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS). Specifically, GAO reviews (1) VETS' proposed performance measures, including possible concerns about the measures; (2) the proposed data source for the new system; and (3) other measurement issues that would effect the comparability of states' performance...
Trade Adjustment Assistance: Trends, Outcomes, and Management Issues in Dislocated Worker Programs
GAO-01-59: Published: Oct 13, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 13, 2000.
Concerns about the effects of the globalization of national economies and the rapid pace of economic change have focused attention on federal programs designed to assist U.S. workers displaced by foreign trade and increased imports. GAO reviewed two programs run by the Department of Labor. The Trade Adjustment Assistance Program (TAA) and the North American Free Trade Agreement Transitional Adjust...
Fair Labor Standards Act: White-Collar Exemptions Need Adjustments for Today's Work Place
T-HEHS-00-105: Published: May 3, 2000. Publicly Released: May 3, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the white-collar exemptions to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), focusing on: (1) how shifts in the American economy have affected the exemptions in today's work place; (2) how the regulations underpinning the exemptions have changed in the decades since the enactment of the FLSA; (3) why both employer and employee representatives believe that...
Veterans' Benefits Claims: Further Improvements Needed in Claims-Processing Accuracy
HEHS-99-35: Published: Mar 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) regional offices' (RO) accuracy in processing disability claims, focusing on: (1) the extent of improvements made by the Systematic Technical Accuracy Review (STAR) system in measuring claims-processing accuracy; (2) additional efforts needed to strengthen the system; and (3) challenges the Veterans Benefits...
Department of Labor: Challenges in Ensuring Workforce Development and Worker Protection
T-HEHS-97-85: Published: Mar 6, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1997.
GAO discussed the major challenges Department of Labor faces in achieving its mission, focusing on: (1) Labor's efforts to provide effective employment and training programs that meet the diverse needs of its target populations in a cost-efficient manner; (2) Labor's efforts to ensure worker protection within a flexible regulatory structure; and (3) how Labor's ability to meet these challenges wou...
Child Labor: Characteristics of Working Children
HRD-91-83BR: Published: Jun 14, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) the economic and demographic characteristics of child workers; (2) the number of serious injuries sustained by children detected the Department of Labor as being illegally employed; and (3) Labor's policy with regard to penalizing employers illegally employing children who sustain serious injuries and to child labor violations generally.GAO fo...
Child Labor: The Characteristics of Working Children in the United States
T-HRD-91-13: Published: Mar 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1991.
GAO discussed the characteristics of America's working children, focusing on the: (1) economic and demographic characteristics of working 15- to 17-year-old children; (2) number of children that were seriously injured while working in violation of child labor laws from fiscal year (FY) 1983 to FY 1990; and (3) Department of Labor's (DOL) penalties assessed for serious injury cases. GAO noted that:...
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...
Use of Funds by the National Labor Relations Board for Matters Relating to the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee
B-175638: Published: Jul 27, 1972. Publicly Released: May 6, 1985.
No summary is currently available...
Minimum Wage Policy Questions Persist
PAD-83-7: Published: Jan 28, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the effects of the minimum wage on employment and the distribution of income. Legislation has established the current minimum wage at $3.35 per hour which applies to over 80 percent of the nonsupervisory employees in private, nonagricultural establishments.GAO found that the employment level is lower than it would be if there were no minimum wag...