state relations (21 - 30 of 34 items)
An Evaluation of the 1981 AFDC Changes: Final Report
PEMD-85-4: Published: Jul 2, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 2, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated changes that the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 made to the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) Program to: (1) estimate the effect of the changes on the national AFDC case load and outlays; (2) determine whether the changes in the treatment of earned income influenced the work effort of either the cases that the act removed...
Problems Affecting the Accuracy and Timeliness of Employment Service Reporting Systems
HRD-83-49: Published: Apr 28, 1983. Publicly Released: May 12, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on three types of reporting systems used by state employment services. GAO looked at the problems experienced with these systems, how the problems affect labor market information, operational and procedural problems that may prevent the successful implementation of various Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) requirements, and factors which the S...
Information on Programs Involved in the President's Swap Proposal
CED-82-71: Published: Apr 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided statistical information on the Food Stamp, Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), and Medicaid Programs which described: program growth by State, differences in benefit levels among the States, degree of correlation between program growth and unemployment, administrative structure of each program, the extent to which recipients of the F...
Improvements Needed in Monitoring State Plans for Occupational Safety and Health
HRD-82-29: Published: Jan 12, 1982. Publicly Released: Jan 12, 1982.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for approving and monitoring state-operated occupational safety and health programs. GAO was asked to evaluate the OSHA efforts to monitor state plan activities and the OSHA application of financial and accounting controls over the states' expenditure of federal grant funds.Preliminary GAO work on the OSHA application of finan...
Labor Needs To Improve Its Oversight of New Hampshire's Denials of Unemployment Insurance Benefits
HRD-82-10: Published: Nov 10, 1981. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1981.
GAO reviewed the nonmonetary determinations and appeals processes of the the unemployment insurance program administered by the New Hampshire Department of Employment Security (DES) to determine whether: (1) eligible applicants were being denied unemployment benefits; and (2) complaints about the appeals process were valid. In addition, GAO made a limited review of the Department of Labor's qualit...
Occupational Health Inspections and Consultations Generally Appear Adequate
HRD-81-39: Published: Jan 19, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 19, 1981.
GAO reviewed the adequacy of health inspections and consultations made by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and State industrial hygienists in four States. Completed inspection and consultation files were reviewed, and industrial hygienists were interviewed and accompanied on some inspections and consultations.It was found that: the industrial hygienists were well qualified;...
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...
Federally Assisted Employment and Training: A Myriad of Programs Should Be Simplified
HRD-79-11: Published: May 8, 1979. Publicly Released: May 8, 1979.
In an attempt to determine the extent of coordination in federal employment and training programs, GAO examined the effectiveness of these programs in the Tidewater, Virginia, area. Some of the approaches used in the programs included public service employment, institutional training, on-the-job training, vocational rehabilitation, work experience, and job placement assistance. The success of the...
Progress and Problems in Treating Alcohol Abusers
HRD-76-163: Published: Apr 28, 1977. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1977.
Although progress has been made in the treatment of alcohol abusers as a result of Federal and State efforts, problems still exist in the development of a cohesive national program.The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and State planning for treatment programs should concentrate more on: (1) obtaining information on the size of the alcohol-abusing population, its demographic chara...