state relations (21 - 30 of 32 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...
Job Corps Training Centers: Concerns About Admission Procedures and Agreements With State and Local Prison Authorities to Enroll Prisoners
GAO-01-182R: Published: Dec 12, 2000. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 2000.
GAO investigated a complaint about improper activities at the Keystone Job Corps Training Center in Drums, Pennsylvania. The complaint alleged the center was enrolling individuals who were at a state prison facility, the Youth Services Agency. The complaint alleged that these individuals posed a threat to the safety and well being of the regular student population at the Keystone Job Corps Trainin...
Workforce Investment Act: Implementation Status and the Integration of TANF Services
T-HEHS-00-145: Published: Jun 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and the integration of services at one-stop centers provided under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant, focusing on: (1) the status of states' efforts to implement WIA and the extent to which TANF services are integrated into the new workforce investment system; (2) the challenges state...
Garment Industry: Efforts to Address the Prevalence and Conditions of Sweatshops
HEHS-95-29: Published: Nov 2, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on sweatshops in the U.S. garment industry, focusing on: (1) the number of sweatshops in existence; and (2) whether the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has taken any action to enforce labor laws in garment industry sweatshops.GAO found that: (1) the number of sweatshops in the U.S. garment industry has increased since...
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...
Dislocated Workers: Worker Adjustment And Retraining Notification Act Not Meeting Its Goals
HRD-93-18: Published: Feb 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement and congressional requests, GAO provided information on the implementation of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), focusing on: (1) the number of closures and layoffs that were subject to WARN provisions; (2) whether employers are providing advance notice as required; (3) WARN implementation and enforcement difficulties; and (4) employ...
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...
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...