Program evaluation (41 - 50 of 129 items)
1992 Midyear Report of Key Performance Indicators
147589: Jun 1, 1992
GAO presented its midyear report on key GAO performance indicators, focusing on: (1) the results of GAO work; (2) managing GAO work; and (3) human resources at GAO. The report presented 5-year GAO-wide and 3-year division, region, and overseas data to help the reader appraise the movement of indicators in a historical context...
Social Security: SSA Could Save Millions by Targeting Reviews of State Disability Decisions
HRD-90-28: Published: Mar 5, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1990.
GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) effectiveness in evaluating state disability determination services' (DDS) disability determinations.GAO found that: (1) in 1988, SSA reviews saved an estimated $69 million in disability payments but only corrected about 10.5 percent of erroneous DDS allowances; (2) SSA did not have enough medical personnel to evaluate all the cases that it s...
Thomas D. Morris, 1970-1975, 1980-1982
OP-13-OH: Published: Jan 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1990.
GAO presented a transcript of a videotape interview of Thomas D. Morris, a senior GAO official from 1970 to 1975 and 1980 to 1982, as part of its program to record key government officials' observations and impressions and ensure that the bases for policy decisions and other important events are systematically recorded for posterity...
Case Study Evaluations
132683: Apr 6, 1987
This publication describes the use of case study evaluations for GAO audit and evaluation work, focusing on: (1) the definition of a case study; (2) the conditions under which a case study is an appropriate evaluation method for GAO work; and (3) the method of distinguishing a good case study from a poor one. It also includes information on: (1) the illustrative, exploratory, critical instance, pr...
Social Security: Demonstration Projects Concerning Interviews With Disability Claimants
HRD-87-35: Published: Feb 19, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) observed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) implementation and evaluation of its demonstration projects involving disability claimants' eligibility interviews; (2) discussed implementation plans with SSA officials; and (3) reviewed the scope of work and the design and analysis plan developed by the contractor SSA selected to evaluate the pro...
Income Security: Selected Disability Payments
HRD-86-47FS: Published: Dec 27, 1985. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected issues concerning: (1) the administration of the Medicare part B program in Ohio; and (2) the time frames for paying beneficiaries whose social security disability claims were approved by either administrative law judges (ALJ) or federal courts.GAO noted that: (1) the Social Security Administration (SSA) has implemented a number of procedu...
Comments on Paper Entitled "Federally Sponsored Research at Educational Institutions--A Need for Improved Accountability"
B-164031(1): Published: May 14, 1979. Publicly Released: May 6, 1985.
No summary is currently available...
Review of Programs Designed To Assist Businesses Owned by Minorities and Other Disadvantaged Individuals
B-149685: Published: Jun 21, 1979. Publicly Released: May 6, 1985.
In 1978, Congress amended the Small Business Act to strengthen the assistance programs for minority-owned small businesses. A provision for periodic review of the programs by GAO was included in the amendments to the act. Meetings were held with the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Associate Administrator for Minority Business Development to keep abreast of SBA plans to implement the amendmen...
The Urban Development Action Grant Application Selection System: Basis, Criticisms, and Alternatives
RCED-85-77: Published: Mar 11, 1985. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG) application selection system. Specifically, GAO was asked to review the selection system's effect on metropolitan communities' participation in the program and to analyze the funding system.GAO found that recent selection system changes in UDAG funding...
High-Quality Senior Marine Corps Officers: How Many Stay Beyond 20 Years of Service?
PEMD-85-1: Published: Nov 13, 1984. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1984.
GAO studied the quality of U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant colonels who retired at the end of 20 years of service and those who remained in the service for consideration for promotion by a colonel selection board to determine whether: (1) the best qualified lieutenant colonels left the service before being considered for promotion to colonel; and (2) quality and retention were differentiated by profe...