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An Overview of Unobligated Balances in Civil Agencies
PAD-78-48: Published: Apr 1, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1978.
The growth in the past 5 years in unobligated balances of Federal and trust funds and in unliquidated obligations has raised concern about the validity and credibility of funding requests and about the ability of Federal agencies to carry out planned programs in a timely manner.In fiscal year (FY) 1972, unobligated balances of budget authority in civil agencies totaled $165 billion; by FY 1977, th...
Need To Further Minority Enterprise Development
105338: Mar 28, 1978
A review of selected activities of the Office of Minority Business Enterprise (OMBE) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) focused on: (1) OMBE coordinating responsibilities, specifically the Interagency Council for Minority Enterprise (IAC); and (2) the management assistance program of both SBA and OMBE. The IAC's mission appears to be broad enough to allow it to develop a program designed...
Federal Direction Needed for Educating Handicapped Children in State Schools
HRD-78-6: Published: Mar 16, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1978.
The Public Law 89-313 program was enacted in 1965 to make available federal funds to supplement limited state efforts in providing special educational services for institutionalized handicapped children. Because of changes in federal and state laws and advances in educational techniques and concepts, considerable confusion and conflict has arisen among program participants on what the federal prog...
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)...
Controls Are Needed Over Indian Self-Determination Contracts, Grants, and Training and Technical Assistance Activities To Insure Required Services Are Provided to Indians
CED-78-44: Published: Feb 15, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 1978.
The Indian Self-Determination Act called for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) to contract with Indian tribes to assume responsibility for planning, conducting, and administering programs and services provided by BIA.BIA does not have adequate controls over contracts and grants awarded to the tribes or the related training and technical assistance activities. BIA has not met the legislative manda...
More Federal Efforts Needed To Improve Indians' Standard of Living Through Business Development
CED-78-50: Published: Feb 15, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 1978.
The Indian Financing Act of 1974 was enacted to stimulate economic development on Indian reservations by increasing the availability of funds for starting and expanding business enterprises.Eight Federal agencies administering 25 grant, loan, and technical assistance programs have not been very successful because the Indian reservations are not generally well suited for business development. Some...
Effectiveness of BIA Coordination with Other Federal Agencies
CED-78-47: Published: Feb 8, 1978. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1978.
Four reports were compiled in a review of Bureau of Indian Affairs programs and processes. A two-part report on Indian natural resources concluded that the Department of Interior had not given Indians the necessary assistance to properly manage their natural resources. The report recommended that procedures be established among various responsible agencies and Indian tribes to coordinate reservati...
Cost of Spinal Cord Injuries in the United States and Progress in Spinal Cord Regeneration
HRD-78-10: Published: Oct 14, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1977.
A study was conducted of spinal cord injury costs in the United States and current research efforts involving spinal cord regeneration. The consequences of a spinal cord injury range from partial paralysis to death. A victim who survives incurs lifetime medical costs that can range between $44,000 to $115,000 depending on the extent of the injury, not to mention the lost earnings and other injury...
Problems in the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Program Need to Be Resolved
FPCD-76-85: Published: Sep 9, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1977.
The Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Act of 1972 established guidelines for ensuring nondiscrimination and placed responsibility with the Civil Service Commission (CSC) for reviewing national and regional EEO plans submitted by departments and agencies, evaluating agency operations, and publishing progress reports.It could not be determined whether the EEO program for federal employees and job a...
Veterans Administration Benefits Programs in the Republic of the Philippines
103665: Aug 31, 1977
The Philippines is the only foreign country in which the Veterans Administration (VA) operates a comprehensive benefits program. VA is responsible for administering and monitoring both the monetary and medical benefits programs in the Philippines. The present formulae for computing monetary benefits for eligible Filipino veterans needs to be reassessed, since the present lucrative benefits structu...