Program evaluation (121 - 130 of 428 items)
Job Corps: Vocational Training Performance Data Overstate Program Success
T-HEHS-98-218: Published: Jul 29, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Job Corps' vocational training services, focusing on the: (1) Department of Labor's efforts to ensure the appropriateness of vocational training and its relevance to local labor markets; (2) extent to which program participants are completing vocational training programs and obtaining jobs related to the training received; and (3) appropriaten...
National Labor Relations Board: Observations on the NLRB's July 8, 1997, Draft Strategic Plan
T-HEHS-97-183: Published: Jul 24, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1997.
GAO discussed the National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) strategic plan required by the Government Performance and Results Act.GAO noted that: (1) although NLRB's plan is a work in progress, the July 8, 1997 version has deficiencies in several critical areas and often omits important information required by the Results Act; (2) for example, the plan's mission statement clearly articulates neither...
U.S. Customs Service: Varied Reaction to the Labor-Management Partnership Concept
T-GGD-97-54: Published: Mar 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1997.
GAO discussed labor-management activities within the U.S. Customs Service, focusing on: (1) the new relationship between Customs and the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU); (2) Customs' management, supervisors, and NTEU views concerning the relationship; and (3) GAO's observations on evaluating this relationship.GAO noted that: (1) Executive Order 12871 required the head of each federal agen...
GAO's Discrimination Complaint Process and Mediation Program: A Report of the Pesonnel Appeals Board
A05002: Sep 29, 1995
Pursuant to the authority granted to it under the General Accounting Office (GAO) Personnel Act of 1980, the Personnel Appeals Board has statutory responsibility to oversee equal employment opportunity (EEO) at GAO. As part of this responsibility, the Board undertook an oversight study of the discrimination complaint process and the mediation program at GAO. The Board initially decided to conduct...
Multiple Employment Training Programs: Major Overhaul Needed to Create a More Efficient, Customer-Driven System
T-HEHS-95-70: Published: Feb 6, 1995. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1995.
GAO discussed the government's multiple employment training assistance programs. GAO noted that: (1) many programs target the same clients, share the same goals, and deliver similar services while maintaining separate and duplicate administrative and delivery structures; (2) the multiplicity and fragmentation of such programs confuse and frustrate clients, employers, and administrators because the...
Multiple Employment Training Programs: Conflicting Requirements Underscore Need for Change
T-HEHS-94-120: Published: Mar 10, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1994.
GAO discussed employment training programs and how the multiplicity of programs hampers service delivery. GAO noted that: (1) 14 federal departments and agencies oversee 154 employment training programs and other activities, with 2 departments having responsibility for most of the programs; (2) many programs target the same client populations, have the same goals, and provide many of the same serv...
Job Training Partnership Act: Labor Title IV Initiatives Could Improve Relations With Native Americans
HEHS-94-67: Published: Mar 4, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Indian and Native American Job Training Program, focusing on the: (1) relationship between the Department of Labor and the Native American community with respect to the Native American employment and training program; and (2) extent to which Job Training Partnership Act funds are used to provide training services.GAO found that:...
Multiple Employment Training Programs: Major Overhaul Is Needed
T-HEHS-94-109: Published: Mar 3, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1994.
GAO discussed federal employment training programs and the Administration's proposal for consolidating programs that specifically target dislocated workers. GAO noted that: (1) a major overhaul and consolidation of the existing 154 programs is needed to create an effective and efficient employment training system; (2) the current fragmented system is administered by 14 different federal agencies;...
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...
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
GGD-94-60R: Published: Nov 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1993.
Pursuant to an agency request, GAO reviewed information on U.S. companies' views of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO), focusing on responses from a mail survey on U.S. companies' patent experiences in Japan, Europe, and the United States. GAO found that: (1) 62 percent of all companies surveyed were generally satisfied with PTO; (2) the companies' views of PTO varied depending on the comp...