Federal aid programs (21 - 30 of 34 items)
Size Standards for Small Businesses
109847: Jul 10, 1979
The Small Business Administration (SBA) uses size standards to determibility for Federal Small Business Assistance programs, but many of the size standards do not direct assistance to the target group of businesses which are "struggling to become or remain competitive." It was found that the standands often define as small a high percentage of industry firms controlling most of an industry's sales...
GAO Efforts Related to Fraud, Abuse, and Mismanagement in Federal Programs
094367: May 23, 1979
No summary is currently available...
Labor Needs To Manage Its Workplace Consultation Program Better
HRD-78-155: Published: Dec 18, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1978.
The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (0SHA) has not established or enforced adequate requirements for planning, conducting, or evaluating the consultation program. The program was to assure that employers receive help in complying with occupational safety and health standards and that workers are adequately protected. Although most employers who receive services...
Special Task Force for the Prevention of Fraud and Abuse
107986: Dec 4, 1978
The Government's financial assistance programs are vulnerable targets of fraud and related white-collar crimes. The identification of the extent, nature, and frequency of these illegal acts, together with strong internal controls and effective audit coverage, is essential, but several agencies reviewed were not doing enough to identify fraud. No one knows the magnitude of fraud against the Governm...
Status & Issues
PAD-78-83: Published: Oct 1, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1978.
No summary is currently available...
Job Training Programs Need More Effective Management
HRD-78-96: Published: Jul 7, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1978.
Title I of the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act authorized the Department of Labor to fund and monitor locally administered programs to provide unemployed people with skills needed to find jobs. The act gave state and local authorities (prime sponsors) a large role in planning and managing employment and training programs. About $1.8 billion of title I funds was spent for classroom and on...
Federal Employment of Handicapped People
FPCD-78-40: Published: Jul 6, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1978.
The Civil Service Commission (CSC) is responsible for leadership in the federal program for hiring, placing, and advancing handicapped persons. A recently accepted reorganization plan will transfer functions related to this program to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The Chair of the EEOC will become a co-chair of the Interagency Committee on Handicapped Employees.Some progress...
Most Agency Programs for Employees with Alcohol-Related Problems Still Ineffective
HRD-77-75: Published: Sep 7, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 1977.
In order to provide a comprehensive federal program for prevention and treatment of alcohol abuse, legislation was enacted and, in July 1971, guidelines were issued requiring agencies and departments to develop programs to help employees with alcohol-related problems.Although officials interviewed differed in views of the extent of the problem of alcohol abuse, there was general agreement that it...
Replacing Lost or Stolen Government Checks: Expedited Service Versus Costs and Risks
GGD-77-65: Published: Jul 19, 1977. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1977.
The Department of the Treasury and other agencies are developing data on the timeliness, costs, and risks of various alternatives for replacing lost or stolen checks with a minimum of hardship for the recipients and without incurring excessive costs and risks for the government.Because the Supplemental Security Income Program serves the needy, Treasury expedites its claims for replacement checks....
Progress in Improving Fiscal, Budgetary, and Program-Related Information for the Congress
PAD-76-64: Published: Aug 30, 1976. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 1976.
This is the third annual report by GAO on the continuing program to improve fiscal, budgetary, and program-related information for Congress as required by the Congressional Budget Act of 1974.The work by GAO in fulfilling the Act's requirements includes assistance to appropriations and authorizing committees. The scope of the work has varied; much of it has been in response to specific committee r...