Labor force (31 - 40 of 46 items)
Workforce Investment Act: States and Localities Increasingly Coordinate Services for TANF Clients, but Better Information Needed on Effective Approaches
GAO-02-696: Published: Jul 3, 2002. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 2002.
The 1998 Workforce Investment Act (WIA) required states to provide most federally funded employment-related services through one-stop centers. Two years earlier, welfare reform legislation created the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant which provided flexibility to states to focus on helping needy adults with children find and maintain employment. Nearly all states reported...
Workforce Investment Act: Coordination Between TANF Programs and One-Stop Centers Is Increasing, but Challenges Remain
GAO-02-500T: Published: Mar 12, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 2002.
The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) brought most federally funded employment and training services into a single, one-stop center system. Coordination between Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs and one-stop centers has increased since the act was implemented in 2000. Nearly all states reported some coordination at either the state or the local level. Most often, coordination to...
Workforce Investment Act: Improvements Needed in Performance Measures to Provide a More Accurate Picture of WIA's Effectiveness
GAO-02-275: Published: Feb 1, 2002. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 2002.
Congress passed the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) in 1998 to bring most federally funded employment and training services into a single, one one-stop center system. GAO assessed three programs that provide service through this system. States and localities have begun to implement the new performance measurement system for the three WIA-funded programs but report several challenges. States had to...
Workplace Safety and Health: OSHA Should Strengthen the Management of Its Consultation Program
GAO-02-60: Published: Oct 12, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 2001.
Several factors affect employers' decisions to participate in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) consultation program. GAO surveyed industry associations, employee representatives, and participating employers and found that the two main incentives for program participation are (1) making the employer's workplace safer and reducing worker injury and illness by promoting work...
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...
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...
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...
1992 Midyear Report of Key Performance Indicators
147589: Jun 1, 1992
GAO presented its midyear report on key GAO performance indicators, focusing on: (1) the results of GAO work; (2) managing GAO work; and (3) human resources at GAO. The report presented 5-year GAO-wide and 3-year division, region, and overseas data to help the reader appraise the movement of indicators in a historical context...
Placement Programs for Displaced Federal Employees
125322: Oct 2, 1984
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the federal government's efforts to find new jobs for its displaced employees. Specifically, GAO addressed: (1) Department of Defense (DOD) operation of its Priority Placement Program (PPP); (2) the governmentwide placement program administered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and those operated at the General Services Administration an...