Program management (101 - 110 of 383 items)
Employment Service: Variations in Local Office Performance
HRD-89-116BR: Published: Aug 3, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the U.S. Employment Service (USES), focusing on: (1) variations in local USES performance across the nation and by state; and (2) the extent to which USES provided applicant services, such as counseling and testing.GAO found that: (1) local USES offices and states varied greatly in their ability to place applicants in jobs; (2) local...
Navy Maintenance: Aviation Component Repair Program Needs Greater Management Attention
NSIAD-89-171: Published: Jul 6, 1989. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's aviation component repair program, focusing on: (1) whether repair prices were well-supported and reasonable; (2) Navy efforts to improve efficiency and contain costs; and (3) internal program management controls.GAO found that naval aviation depots: (1) during fiscal year (FY) 1988, overhauled almost 200,000 components, with revenues of...
GAO's Views on an Independent Social Security Administration and the Personal Earnings and Benefit Statement
T-HRD-89-23: Published: Jun 2, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1989.
GAO presented its views on S. 216, a bill to make the Social Security Administration (SSA) an independent agency, and S. 1079, a bill to require SSA to provide personal earnings and benefit statements (PEBS) to workers covered by social security. GAO found that: (1) S. 216 would create an independent SSA headed by a three-member bipartisan board, establish a beneficiary ombudsman within SSA, and a...
Unemployment Insurance: Administrative Funding Likely a Growing Problem
T-HRD-89-21: Published: May 24, 1989. Publicly Released: May 24, 1989.
GAO discussed federal allocations to states for unemployment insurance program administration. GAO noted that: (1) although employer-paid federal taxes initially completely funded states' administration of unemployment insurance, budgetary and appropriation cutbacks have decreased federal funding of states' administrative costs; (2) states have increasingly used their own funds to help cover admin...
Social Security: Views of Agency Personnel on Service Quality and Staff Reductions
HRD-89-37BR: Published: Feb 10, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO surveyed Social Security Administration (SSA) personnel on the quality of SSA service to the public and the impact of staff reductions on morale, and compared the results with a previous GAO survey.GAO found that: (1) the percentage of field office managers and employees that perceived a decline in SSA service, performance, and morale increased; (2) mana...
Why Does the Money Go Where It Goes?
139243: Jan 1, 1989
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 6, Summer 1989, discusses how the federal government targets federal grants to state and local governments. Considerations of national and local benefits play into almost every intergovernmental grant decision. Grant targeting can come from two approaches, the political and the merit-based. Political targeting has a strong appeal because it is c...
Navy Maintenance: Implementing the Commercial Industrial Services Program at San Diego
NSIAD-89-18: Published: Dec 2, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's management of the Commercial Industrial Services (CIS) program in San Diego, California, focusing on: (1) whether the Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion, and Repair (SUPSHIP), San Diego, implemented the program in compliance with Navy policy and regulations and in a manner similar to other West Coast Navy activities; (2) whether Navy...
The H-2A Program: Protections for U.S. Farmworkers
PEMD-89-3: Published: Oct 21, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 21, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) wage and nonwage protection that the Department of Labor's (DOL) regulations afford U.S. farmworkers under the H-2A Program, which allows for the admission of foreign agricultural workers; and (2) quality of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) surveys DOL used to set minimum wages and to certify a shortage of U.S. workers.GAO found tha...
Job Training Partnership Act: Participants, Services, and Outcomes
T-HRD-88-31: Published: Sep 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1988.
GAO discussed its review of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA), focusing on the: (1) characteristics of individual participants; (2) kinds and intensity of services they received; and (3) occupations in which they received employment after leaving the program. GAO found that: (1) in the two job readiness groups, the program served significantly fewer school dropouts than among the eligible po...
Unemployment Insurance: Issues Relating to Reserve Adequacy and Trust Fund Solvency
T-HRD-88-23: Published: Jul 7, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1988.
GAO discussed its analysis of issues facing the federal-state unemployment insurance (UI) system, focusing on states': (1) UI trust funds' financial health; and (2) actions during the 1980's in response to recessionary conditions and to new federal loan policies. GAO found that: (1) the system's ability to pay benefits from available reserves declined significantly after 1970; (2) as of December 1...