Program management (81 - 90 of 121 items)
AID Slow in Dealing With Project Planning and Implementation Problems
ID-80-33: Published: Jul 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1980.
The Agency for International Development (AID) finances hundreds of millions of dollars annually in the procurement of commodities for foreign aid projects for developing countries.Problems in planning procurements and monitoring project implementation still exist. Despite recommendations by GAO and others, including AID management teams, to improve project monitoring effectiveness: (1) project mi...
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...
Congress Should Scale Down Redwood Employee Program Benefits
HRD-80-63: Published: Jul 8, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1980.
In March 1978, when Congress added 48,000 acres to the Redwood National Park in northern California, it recognized that expansion of the park could adversely affect certain workers. Accordingly, the legislation also established the Redwood Employee Protection Program (REPP) which directed the Secretary of Labor to provide adversely affected workers with various forms of monetary and nonmonetary as...
Poor Management Has Reduced the Effectiveness of Tulsa Human Services Agency Programs
HRD-80-62: Published: May 20, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1980.
Pursuant to a Congressman's request, GAO reviewed the administration of the Tulsa Human Services Agency, the community action agency for Tulsa County, Oklahoma. The Tulsa Agency is a nonprofit community action agency which was established to help eliminate poverty in Tulsa County. The Agency operates several antipoverty programs which are more than 95 percent federally funded. Several Federal, Sta...
Civil Service Reform--Where It Stands Today
FPCD-80-38: Published: May 13, 1980. Publicly Released: May 13, 1980.
The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 is intended to provide Federal managers with the flexibility to improve Government operations and productivity while, at the same time, protect employees from unfair or unwarranted practices. As part of civil service reform, a reorganization of the agencies administering the Federal personnel system was proposed and approved. Thus, the Civil Service Commission...
Promotion of Cargo Security Receives Limited Support
CED-80-81: Published: Mar 31, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1980.
A review was undertaken of the Department of Transportation (DOT) Office of Transportation Security's (OTS) efforts to promote cargo security. OTS was established to help combat the widespread problem of cargo theft. Working through a voluntary program, OTS coordinates and promotes cargo security activities in 15 metropolitan area city campaigns and encourages industry to use various cargo securit...
Alternatives to Use of Animals in Research
HRD-80-70: Published: Mar 28, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1980.
GAO was requested to comment on the feasibility and advisability of a legislative proposal to redirect 50 percent of Federal research funding for developing nonanimal alternatives to research and to review several issues regarding nonanimal alternatives. "Alternatives" is generally defined as not using any laboratory animals, reducing the number of animals required, or refining existing methods to...
Better Reevaluations of Handicapped Persons in Sheltered Workshops Could Increase Their Opportunities for Competitive Employment
HRD-80-34: Published: Mar 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1980.
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires that the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) reevaluate handicapped persons employed in sheltered workshops on an annual basis to determine their potential for competitive employment. A review was conducted to determine how effectively RSA managed these evaluations.With better management oversight, RSA and some States could be more effective in prov...
U.S. Income Security System Needs Leadership, Policy, and Effective Management
HRD-80-33: Published: Feb 29, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 1980.
Over the past 10 years, Federal income security spending has risen by nearly 250 percent to become the largest part of the budget. The 37 officially labeled income security and related programs in the 1979 Federal budget cost about $215 billion, or about 43 percent of the President's $500 billion budget. Income security tax expenditures, resulting from provisions of the income tax system which all...
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...