Program evaluation (91 - 100 of 129 items)
Implementation of Randolph-Sheppard Act
FPCD-79-26: Published: Feb 27, 1979. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1979.
A comparison was made of Department of Defense (DOD) and Postal Service regulations regarding vending machine income with the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) implementing regulations and the Randolph-Sheppard Act Amendments of 1974 to determine if they were consistent and implemented properly in Texas.The DOD regulations were notably inconsistent with HEW regulations concerning...
Equal Employment Opportunity Contractor Compliance Activities
HRD-78-167: Published: Sep 14, 1978. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1978.
A limited review was conducted of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs' (OFCCP) implementation of equal employment opportunity requirements for Government contractors. Little progess has been made in obtaining a comprehensive listing of contractor facilities under each compliance agency's responsibility, and OFCCP and agency officials are still not sure that all contractors subject t...
A Plan for Improving the Disability Determination Process by Bringing It Under Complete Federal Management Should Be Developed
HRD-78-146: Published: Aug 31, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1978.
The most important step in considering claims for Social Security disability benefits is determining whether a claimant is disabled. State agencies carry out the disability determination process under contractual agreements with the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW). In 1977, about 6.7 million disability beneficiaries received disability benefits of about $14.0 billion.The means u...
The Work of the Comptroller General and His Reporting to the Congress of the United States
095420: Jun 6, 1978
GAO, headed by the Comptroller General, is an independent agency within the legislative branch of the Government with oversight responsibilities over the executive branch. Its objectives are to provide information and advice to Congress by answering specific requests for assistance and using its own discretion in undertaking audits and evaluations. In 1975, GAO reorganized to provide for greater s...
Problems Identified in Draft Report on Race Relations Training Programs
FPCD-76-91: Published: Apr 18, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1978.
A draft report sent to the Secretary of Defense in 1976 identified certain problems in race relations training programs given at selected Army and Air Force installations. The report noted that the services had no formal method of evaluating the effectiveness of their training, that the focus of the training was misplaced, and that the training as it was given would not change discriminatory behav...
Improvements Needed in Federal Employees' Compensation Program
105740: Apr 12, 1978
The Federal Employees' Compensation Act provides for two types of disability payments--monthly payments for loss of wages for as long as the disability continues, and scheduled awards for certain permanent disabilities. The Federal Employees' Compensation Program has grown substantially since 1970 and, if benefit payments continue to increase at the same rate, annual benefit costs will reach $1 bi...
Questionable Need for Some Department of Labor Training Programs
HRD-78-4: Published: Apr 10, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1978.
Under the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) of 1973, the Department of Labor funds programs to provide job training and employment opportunities for economically disadvantaged, unemployed, and underemployed persons. The Apprenticeship Outreach Program (AOP) was designed to recruit, counsel, tutor, and refer primarily minority youths to apprenticeship positions in construction trades...
The Immigration and Naturalization Service's Affirmative Action Program Could Be Improved
FPCD-78-18: Published: Mar 28, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1978.
The equal employment opportunity (EEO) program of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), a component of the Department of Justice, was reviewed. The review focused on the policies and practices affecting the structure and implementation of the affirmative action program; employee recruitment, selection, promotion, training, and assignment; and the discrimination complaint processes.From...
Implementation of the Health Maintenance Organization Act of 1973, as Amended
105122: Mar 3, 1978
The Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) Act of 1973 provided for a Federal program to develop alternatives to the traditional forms of health care delivery and financing by assisting and encouraging the establishment and expansion of HMOs. Through December 31, 1977, the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW), had awarded $131.3 million in grant and loan assistance under the act to 19...
The Indian Self-Determination Act: Many Obstacles Remain
HRD-78-59: Published: Mar 1, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1978.
Title I of P.L. 93-638, the Indian Self-Determination Act, gives Indian tribes the opportunity to administer Federal Indian programs through contracts which they must request. The Secretaries of the Interior and Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) are directed to contract with the tribes to plan and conduct programs which the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and/or the Indian Health Services (IHS)...