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National Mediation Board: Progress Made on Some GAO Recommendations to Strengthen Operations, but Key Controls Continue to Be Needed
GAO-16-240: Published: Feb 12, 2016. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 2016.
The National Mediation Board (NMB) has made some progress in addressing the seven recommendations GAO made in December 2013; however, additional actions are needed to fully implement those recommendations and strengthen operations (see table). Without full implementation, NMB lacks reasonable assurance that its limited resources are effectively targeted and may be missing opportunities to improve...
Employing People With Blindness or Severe Disabilities: Enhanced Oversight of the AbilityOne Program Needed
GAO-13-457: Published: May 30, 2013. Publicly Released: May 30, 2013.
Federal agencies need to exercise strong oversight to promote effectiveness and efficiency and prevent waste, fraud, and abuse--especially in a federal procurement program such as this, which is exempt from full and open competition requirements. However, although the AbilityOne Commission is ultimately responsible for overseeing the program, the Commission cannot control how CNAs (1) spend their...
Workplace Safety and Health: Further Steps by OSHA Would Enhance Monitoring of Enforcement and Effectiveness
GAO-13-61: Published: Jan 24, 2013. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 2013.
The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provides more frequent monitoring and more consistent guidance for its federal enforcement activities than for state enforcement activities. More specifically, OSHA regional officials review performance reports on federal activities at least every other week but review reports on state-run program activities quarterly....
Veterans' Employment and Training: Better Targeting, Coordinating, and Reporting Needed to Enhance Program Effectiveness
GAO-13-29: Published: Dec 13, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 2013.
The six federal veterans' employment and training programs offer similar employment services, but largely target different groups. Among these programs, the Department of Labor's (Labor) Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program has the greatest potential for overlap with other veterans' programs and Labor's employment programs for the general population. Federal law governing the Disabled Veterans' Out...
Food and Drug Administration: Employee Performance Standards for the Timely Review of Medical Product Applications
GAO-12-650R: Published: Apr 18, 2012. Publicly Released: May 18, 2012.
Employee Performance Standards for the Timely Review of Medical Product Applications:Timeliness One Aspect of Employee Performance Assessments:FDA officials told us that,The timeliness of application reviews is one aspect of employee performance, and it is also important to balance timeliness with the agencys standards for medical product safety and effectiveness.Assessing employee performan...
Workforce Investment Act: Labor Actions Can Help States Improve Quality of Performance Outcome Data and Delivery of Youth Services
GAO-04-308: Published: Feb 23, 2004. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 2004.
The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) has been in effect for several years and is currently undergoing reauthorization. In order to provide the Congress with information on the implementation and effectiveness of the WIA youth program, GAO was asked to explore how services have been delivered at the local level, whether the Department of Labor's guidance has addressed challenges faced by local areas,...
Veterans' Employment and Training Service: Greater Flexibility and Accountability Needed to Better Serve Veterans
GAO-02-192T: Published: Oct 30, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 2001.
The Department of Labor's (DOL) Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program (DVOP) and Local Veterans' Employment Representative (LVER) program allow states to hire staff members to serve veterans exclusively. The two programs are mandatory partners in the new one-stop center system created in 1998 by the Workforce Investment Act, which requires that services provided by numerous employment and training p...
Observations on the Department of Energy's Fiscal Year 1999 Accountability Report and Fiscal Years 2000 and 2001 Performance Plans
RCED-00-209R: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) fiscal year (FY) 1999 performance report and FY 2000/2001 performance plans required by the Government Performance and Results Act.GAO noted that: (1) in its FY 1999 performance report, DOE indicates that it was mostly successful in making progress toward three outcomes; (2) DOE reports it met or exceeded all of its...
Veterans' Employment and Training Service: Strategic and Performance Plans Lack Vision and Clarity
T-HEHS-99-177: Published: Jul 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) and its planning activities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993, focusing on: (1) VETS' strategic plan for fiscal years (FY) 1999 through 2004; and (2) VETS' FY 2000 performance plan.GAO noted that: (1) while including each of the basic components required by the Results Act...
Veterans' Employment and Training Service: Assessment of the Fiscal Year 1999 Performance Plan
HEHS-98-240R: Published: Sep 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) performance plan for fiscal year 1999, focusing on: (1) the extent to which the plan provides a clear picture of intended performance across the agency; (2) how well the plan discusses the strategies VETS will use to achieve its performance goals; and (3) the extent to which VETS performance plan...