Proposed legislation (11 - 20 of 256 items)
Job Training Partnership Act: Long-Term Earnings and Employment Outcomes
HEHS-96-40: Published: Mar 4, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared the long-term earnings and employment rates for Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) participants with those for non-participants.GAO found that: (1) JTPA participants receiving training had significantly higher earnings and employment rates than non-participants during the early stages of the program; and (2) annual earnings and employment rates fo...
Government Statistics: Proposal to Form a Federal Statistical Service
T-GGD-96-93: Published: Mar 22, 1996. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 1996.
GAO discussed proposed legislation that would create a Federal Statistical Service by consolidating the Census Bureau, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). GAO noted that: (1) any reorganization of these agencies should consider the principles of coordination, goal orientation, organization, implementation, and oversight; (2) coordination among statistic...
HEHS-96-9R: Published: Oct 19, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined whether Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) officials engaged in activities with mining industry executives to discredit proposed legislation affecting MSHA. GAO noted that: (1) MSHA officials reported that they actively communicated their opposition to the proposed legislation, but they did not urge anyone to contact congressional represe...
Health Care Task Force
GGD-96-45R: Published: Nov 9, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on government-wide costs related to the President's Task Force on Health Care Reform. GAO noted that: (1) 10 agencies were involved in Task Force's activities, at a total cost of about $13.8 million between January 1993 and January 1995; (2) the Small Business Administration (SBA) may have had some involvement in Task Force-related acti...
Worker Protection: Federal Contractors and Violations of Labor Law
HEHS-96-8: Published: Oct 24, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the extent to which federal contractors violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), focusing on: (1) the characteristics associated with these NLRA violators; and (2) ways to improve federal contractors' compliance with NLRA.GAO found that: (1) in 1993, six firms held 90 percent of the federal contracts awarded to NLRA violators...
Cost Factors in CARE Act Formulas
HEHS-95-256R: Published: Sep 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effects of proposed acquired immune deficiency syndrome Title I and II funding on eligible metropolitan areas (EMA) and states. GAO noted that: (1) the proposed funding formula, with no cost factor, would increase Title I funding for 30 EMA, decrease funding for 10 EMA, and remain the same for 9 EMA; (2) after 5 years, Title I funding would inc...
Commerce Dismantlement: Observations on Proposed Implementation Mechanism
T-GGD-95-233: Published: Sep 6, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the proposed Commerce Dismantling Act, focusing on the creation of the Commerce Programs Resolution Agency (CPRA). GAO noted that: (1) the act would abolish or significantly reorganize the Department of Commerce; (2) although few precedents exist for dismantling a cabinet-level federal agency, past agency reorganizations and the Resolution Trust C...
Terminating Federal Helium Refining
RCED-95-252R: Published: Aug 28, 1995. Publicly Released: Aug 28, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the possible consequences of proposed legislation to end the Bureau of Mines' production and sale of refined helium. GAO noted that: (1) the Bureau estimates that production and sale of refined helium could cease within 6 months after legislation is passed and that other related actions could be completed within 2 years if no conting...
Commerce's Trade Functions
GGD-95-195R: Published: Jun 26, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined several proposals to consolidate federal trade activities and reorganize the Department of Commerce, focusing on: (1) the role Commerce plays in trade; and (2) past efforts to reorganize federal trade activities. GAO noted that: (1) Commerce plays a significant role in export promotion and trade policymaking, negotiating, regulation, and data colle...
Federal Employment: GAO's Observations on H.R. 4719, the Federal Service Priority Placement Act of 1994
T-GGD-94-213: Published: Sep 21, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1994.
GAO discussed proposed legislation that would direct the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to establish a governmentwide interagency placement program (IPP) for displaced federal employees affected by reductions in force (RIF). GAO noted that: (1) it fully supports the bill's goal of placing RIF employees in other federal jobs; (2) RIF workers can be a valuable resource to federal agencies beca...