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Department of Labor Needs To Give CETA Prime Sponsors More Guidance and Assistance for Implementing Monitoring Requirements
HRD-81-136: Published: Sep 3, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 1981.
GAO reviewed the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) prime sponsor's activities in region 1 for implementing the independent monitoring unit (IMU) function required by the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act Amendments of 1978.GAO found that, because the IMU was a new function, prime sponsors looked to Labor for guidance and assistance in setting up the units and in carrying out...
Marine Sanctuaries Program Offers Environmental Protection and Benefits Other Laws Do Not
CED-81-37: Published: Mar 4, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1981.
Title III of the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act established the Marine Sanctuaries Program, which preserves or restores ocean areas for their conservation, recreational, ecological, or esthetic values. A review was performed to determine whether the program is providing marine environmental protection over and above that which is provided under other federal statutory authorities...
Continuation of More Model Projects Could Increase the Delivery of Services to the Elderly
HRD-81-9: Published: Oct 23, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1980.
A review was undertaken of the Administration on Aging's (AOA) Model Projects on Aging Program to ascertain how AOA has managed the program and whether program objectives are being met. To accomplish this, GAO measured the AOA projects it reviewed against the AOA criteria for reviewing and approving model project applications.In its review, GAO found that the projects were generally meeting the AO...
An Analytical Framework for Federal Policies and Programs Influencing Capital Formation in the United States
PAD-80-24: Published: Sep 23, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1980.
The rate of capital formation in the United States has slowed down. During the 1970's, the rate of increase in the net stock of fixed business capital was 25 percent lower than during the 1950's and 1960's. Because the slowdown was accompanied by a sharp acceleration in the rate of growth of the labor force, the rate of increase in the ratio of capital to labor declined even more. The ratio of cap...
A Review of U.S. Macroeconomic Developments & Policies, 1946-78
PAD-80-2: Published: Sep 1, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1980.
A special study was prepared to provide a background for considering current economic devlopments, and to help analyze issues or programs where national economic activity is a significant factor. The behavior of such key macroeconomic variables as interest rates, unemployment rates, and growth rates of output, money supply, and prices is traced from World War II. The fiscal and monetary policies p...
H.R. 7674, The Consultant Reform Act of 1980
113125: Aug 25, 1980
GAO believes that the proper use of consulting services is a legitimate and economical way to improve Government services and operations. Agencies must continue to have the option of using consulting services where appropriate. They have a legitimate need for access to the best expertise and advice available from the private sector to assist in carrying out a growing number of complex Federal prog...
Problems Plagued Department of Agriculture's Grasshopper Control Program in 1979
CED-80-95: Published: Aug 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1980.
The Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) did not adequately manage the program to control grasshoppers in 17 Western States in 1979. Efforts by Federal and State officials and local participants were not sufficiently coordinated. Management weaknesses reduced the ability of the local project managers of APHIS to effectively identify areas to be sprayed to...
The Objectives of the Cancer Control Program and the National Cancer Institute's Administration of Program Contracts
HRD-80-57: Published: Jun 13, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 11, 1980.
The origin of the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) cancer control progam can be traced to the National Cancer Institute Act of 1937, which gave NCI responsibility for conducting research to prevent, diagnose, treat, and control cancer in humans. However, not until Congress enacted the National Cancer Act of 1971 was a separate cancer control program established. Originally, NCI administered the c...
How Federal Developmental Disabilities Programs Are Working
HRD-80-43: Published: Feb 20, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1980.
GAO was requested to make a comprehensive examination of the overall administration and operation of four developmental disability programs: (1) State Formula Grant, (2) State Protection and Advocacy, (3) Special Projects, and (4) University-Affiliated Facilities. These programs were designed to improve and coordinate services to the developmentally disabled and to protect their rights. The 2 mill...
GAO Efforts Related to Fraud, Abuse, and Mismanagement in Federal Programs
111768: May 23, 1979
No one knows the magnitude of fraud and abuse against the Government. It is hidden within legitimate undertakings, and usually goes unreported and undetected. Current efforts in combating fraud are aimed at ascertaining whether Federal agencies have instituted effective policies and procedures for combating fraud that might exist in their programs. While stronger internal audit, inspection, and cr...