Program evaluation (41 - 50 of 121 items)
Immigration Enforcement: Preliminary Observations on Employment Verification and Worksite Enforcement Efforts
GAO-05-822T: Published: Jun 21, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 21, 2005.
The opportunity for employment is one of the most important magnets attracting illegal aliens to the United States. The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986 established an employment eligibility verification process and a sanctions program for fining employers for noncompliance. Few modifications have been made to the verification process and sanctions program since 1986, and immigrat...
21st Century Challenges: Reexamining the Base of the Federal Government
GAO-05-352T: Published: Feb 16, 2005. Publicly Released: Feb 16, 2005.
This report stems from the recognition that the Congress faces a daunting challenge: the need to bring government and its programs in line with 21st century realities. This challenge has many related pieces: addressing the nation's large and growing long-term fiscal gap; deciding on the appropriate role and size of the federal government--and how to finance that government--and bringing the panopl...
Trade Adjustment Assistance: Reforms Have Accelerated Training Enrollment, but Implementation Challenges Remain
GAO-04-1012: Published: Sep 22, 2004. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 2004.
The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Reform Act of 2002 consolidated two programs serving trade-affected workers and made changes to expand benefits and decrease the time it takes for workers to get services. GAO was asked to provide information on (1) how key reform provisions have affected program services, (2) what have been the challenges in implementing new provisions, (3) whether demand for...
Workforce Investment Act: States and Local Areas Have Developed Strategies to Assess Performance, but Labor Could Do More to Help
GAO-04-657: Published: Jun 1, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 2004.
With rising federal deficits and greater competition for public resources, it is increasingly important for federal programs, such as the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) programs, to show results. This report examines (1) how useful WIA performance data are for gauging program performance; (2) what local areas are doing to manage their WIA performance and assess one-stops on a timely basis, and how...
The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act: Revising the Act and Educational Materials Could Clarify Employer Responsibilities and Employee Rights
GAO-03-1003: Published: Sep 19, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 2003.
In 2001, 1.75 million workers lost jobs through extended mass layoffs. The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act requires advance notice of plant closures and mass layoffs. The report discusses (1) the extent to which plant closures and mass layoffs were subject to WARN's requirements, (2) the extent to which employers with mass layoffs and plant closures provided notice, and (3...
Employment Service: Leadership Needed to Improve Performance
T-HRD-91-4: Published: Oct 16, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1990.
GAO discussed the U.S. Employment Service's (ES) basic labor exchange program. GAO noted that: (1) the Department of Labor (DOL) gave state governments broad authority to implement ES programs; (2) ES placement performance varied by states and local offices, primarily due to state and local practices within the control of ES managers; (3) state management practices associated with better performan...
Second-Year Implementation of the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act in the Department of Labor
HRD-86-29: Published: Nov 18, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 18, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Department of Labor's second-year efforts to implement and comply with the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA), which is aimed at strengthening management controls and accounting systems and helping to detect and deter fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement in federal agencies.GAO found that, at the end of 1984, uncorrected internal control weaknesses existed in Labo...
Federal Employees' Health Benefit Program
B-199182: Published: Jun 13, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
No summary is currently available...
Contractual Features and Related Matters in the S-3A Aircraft Program
B-163058: Published: Mar 29, 1971. Publicly Released: May 6, 1985.
No summary is currently available...
USIA Has Taken Action To Improve the Management of the Private Sector Program
NSIAD-84-59: Published: Apr 10, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1984.
Pursuant to congressional requests, GAO reviewed the United States Information Agency's (USIA) management of grants to private sector nonprofit organizations. GAO compared selection criteria and administrative processes used for the fiscal year 1982 private sector program with those used in previous years.The private sector program has been the focal point of USIA efforts to involve private nonpro...