Program management (31 - 40 of 116 items)
Federal Funding: Information on Selected Benefit/Mandatory Spending Programs
AFMD-88-31FS: Published: Jan 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on entitlement, benefit payment, and mandatory spending programs at selected agencies.GAO found over 100 entitlement, benefit payment, and mandatory spending programs. GAO included descriptions of the programs, the appropriation authority, and the expenditures for each over the past several fiscal years...
Management of the Social Security Administration
T-HRD-87-6: Published: Apr 2, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1987.
GAO discussed potential improvements to the Social Security Administration's (SSA) operations, focusing on SSA: (1) leadership; (2) computer modernization management; (3) controls over the services it provides to the public; and (4) work-force management. GAO noted that: (1) SSA has had seven commissioners or acting commissioners over the last decade; and (2) for over half of that time, commission...
Farmers Home Administration: Information on Agricultural Credit Provided to Indians on 14 Reservations
RCED-87-79BR: Published: Mar 11, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) and Indian Tribal Land Acquisition Program (ITLAP) loans to Indians located on 14 reservations, specifically: (1) statistics on past, current, and predicted losses of land that Indian borrowers pledged as security; (2) options available to help Indians avoid the loss of reservation land; (3) hist...
Social Security: State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies' Reimbursement for the Disabled
HRD-87-36BR: Published: Feb 3, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the relationship between the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Program and state vocational rehabilitation programs.GAO found that: (1) vocational rehabilitation agencies serve only about one-tenth of SSDI beneficiaries; (2) the remaining 90 percent are generally not qualified for SSDI benefits because of inadequate work histories or disa...
Affirmative Action: Social Security Can Do More To Improve Blacks' Representation in Its Work Force
HRD-87-2: Published: Jan 2, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed: (1) the effect of the affirmative action plan at Social Security Administration (SSA) headquarters on the representation of blacks in some job series; (2) how SSA developed and implemented affirmative action plans; and (3) whether SSA planning and reporting complied with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) requirements.GAO found tha...
Social Security: Adjusting Continuing Disability Review Priorities
HRD-87-4: Published: Oct 22, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1986.
GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) plans for resuming continuing disability reviews (CDR), involving the implementation of the medical improvement review standard. GAO stated its concern about the planned mix of cases SSA will send to state disability determination services (DDS).GAO found that: (1) the SSA case load for the second half of fiscal year (FY) 1986 and for FY 1987...
Efforts To Comply With P.L. 94-142 and Selected Youth Services Administration Management Functions
130172: Jun 20, 1986
GAO testified on its monitoring efforts and review of selected Youth Services Administration's management functions regarding special education for handicapped delinquents in the District of Columbia (D.C.). GAO found that, in response to its earlier recommendations: (1) the public schools conducted an internal management study, signed an Interagency Agreement on Residential Placement, advertised...
Social Security: Past Projections and Future Financing Concerns
HRD-86-22: Published: Mar 11, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the past and current projections for the Old Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI) trust fund, specifically the important assumptions underlying the revenue and spending projections that determine the trust fund balance.GAO found that: (1) through 1982, projections of the OASI trust fund balance have been inaccurate, because the inability to foresee e...
Medical Malpractice: No Agreement on the Problems or Solutions
HRD-86-50: Published: Feb 24, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1986.
In response to congressional requests, GAO reviewed the medical malpractice situation in the United States, including: (1) its problems; (2) the need for federal involvement; and (3) alternatives for resolving malpractice claims.GAO found that medical malpractice is a complicated problem, and there is no agreement among major interest groups regarding the problems, their severity, their solutions,...
Social Security: Quality of Services Generally Rated High by Clients Sampled
HRD-86-8: Published: Jan 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1986.
GAO conducted a survey of clients of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs to ascertain their opinions of the quality of SSA services.GAO sent questionnaires to 1,680 SSA clients, asking them to rate SSA services and to compare SSA to other government agencies, and found that: (1) 78 percent r...