Program evaluation (71 - 80 of 121 items)
Promoting Agricultural Exports to Latin America
ID-81-05: Published: Dec 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 1980.
The Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) uses relatively little of its resources to promote agricultural exports to Latin America. Additional promotion efforts could assist in tapping the potential of the market.GAO found that FAS has promoted exports to Latin America primarily through: (1) market development activities carried out by service organizations; (2) periodic F...
Achieving Representation of Minorities and Women in the Federal Work Force
FPCD-81-5: Published: Dec 3, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1980.
The Civil Service Reform Act made federal agencies responsible for establishing recruiting programs to eliminate underrepresentation of minorities and women in the federal work force. The act required the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to establish guidelines for agencies to use in carrying out the program and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to issue regulations implementi...
Social Security Administration's Beneficiary Rehabilitation Program
HRD-81-22: Published: Nov 10, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1980.
GAO reviewed the Beneficiary Rehabilitation Program (BRP) of the Social Security Administration (SSA). The primary purpose of BRP is to provide savings to the trust funds by returning as many disabled beneficiaries as possible to the work force, thereby terminating their social security disability benefits. GAO focused on the question of whether available data could be used to determine the progra...
Trade Preference Program Decisions Could Be More Fully Explained
ID-81-10: Published: Nov 6, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 1980.
The Generalized System of Preference (GSP) Program permits duty-free entry of selected products from 140 developing countries and territories. In the past, GSP has been administered according to an equal application principle, which meant that decisions to add or remove products from preference eligibility were applicable to all rather than some beneficiaries. In a Presidential report on the first...
Continuation of More Model Projects Could Increase the Delivery of Services to the Elderly
HRD-81-9: Published: Oct 23, 1980. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1980.
A review was undertaken of the Administration on Aging's (AOA) Model Projects on Aging Program to ascertain how AOA has managed the program and whether program objectives are being met. To accomplish this, GAO measured the AOA projects it reviewed against the AOA criteria for reviewing and approving model project applications.In its review, GAO found that the projects were generally meeting the AO...
Issue Area Planning in GAO
113587: Oct 7, 1980
This manual for preparing program plans sets out the policies and procedures used in the GAO issue area planning system. The guidelines include the program planning process, updating plans, components of the issue area plan, resource usage and allocations in the issue area, analysis guidelines, issue area boundary guidelines, and directions for areas-of-concern and line-of-effort guidelines. Modif...
Flexible Management: A Must for Effective Armed Services Recruiting
FPCD-80-64: Published: Sep 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1980.
The effectiveness and integrity of recruiting programs in the armed services are influenced to a very large degree by policy and resource allocation decisions made within the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and the service headquarters. If recruiting managers and other involved officials have increased flexibility to appropriately adapt policy and resources to ever-changing conditions of...
Proposals for Enhancing DOD's Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Construction Program
FPCD-80-67: Published: Aug 27, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1980.
The Department of Defense (DOD) considers morale, welfare, and recreation (MWR) activities important to unit identity and improved readiness of service members. However, the readiness of construction programs for facilities to house activities such as sports, libraries, arts and crafts, and military clubs do not always insure that the most urgent needs of active duty personnel are being met.GAO fo...
Problems Plagued Department of Agriculture's Grasshopper Control Program in 1979
CED-80-95: Published: Aug 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1980.
The Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) did not adequately manage the program to control grasshoppers in 17 Western States in 1979. Efforts by Federal and State officials and local participants were not sufficiently coordinated. Management weaknesses reduced the ability of the local project managers of APHIS to effectively identify areas to be sprayed to...
Comments on H.R. 7128
B-199375: Published: Jul 28, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1980.
Comments were given on proposed legislation dealing with deposits on beverage containers. The bill would require GAO to monitor its effects on competition, resource recovery, and the U.S. economy. GAO would prefer to be given the latitude to review the program effects as part of the congressional oversight process or as part of the GAO ongoing evaluation efforts, and suggested that the monitoring...