Program management (61 - 70 of 116 items)
Review of Yolo County, California, Economic Opportunity Commission Concerning Matters Affecting Local Poverty Programs
HRD-81-110: Published: Jun 24, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1981.
Allegations concerning the Yolo County Economic Opportunity Commission's administration of certain federal antipoverty programs were investigated.The GAO review indicated that: (1) the Commission's 1980-81 Head Start grant application did eliminate the Head Start scholarship program as it existed, but only one eligible child was enrolled; (2) the Commission's Head Start staff did not fail to visit...
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Needs To Improve Its Administrative Activities
HRD-81-74: Published: Apr 21, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1981.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reorganized its field offices. It eliminated the regional offices and litigation centers and transferred their functions to 22 enlarged district offices and 25 area offices. Each district office has an operations service unit which provides administrative support, with headquarters guidance, in such matters as budgeting, personnel, supplies, and m...
Achieving Representation of Minorities and Women in the Federal Work Force
FPCD-81-5: Published: Dec 3, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1980.
The Civil Service Reform Act made federal agencies responsible for establishing recruiting programs to eliminate underrepresentation of minorities and women in the federal work force. The act required the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to establish guidelines for agencies to use in carrying out the program and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to issue regulations implementi...
Federal Year-End Spending: Symptom of a Larger Problem
PAD-81-18: Published: Oct 23, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1980.
GAO was asked to determine the spending patterns of each major agency and department in selected object classes for fiscal years 1977, 1978, and 1979.GAO found that Government-wide fourth quarter spending surges continue to exist, although they have declined from 33 percent in the last quarter of fiscal year 1977 to 29 percent at the end of fiscal year 1979. However, the decline can be misleading...
Social Security Administration's Beneficiary Rehabilitation Program
HRD-81-22: Published: Nov 10, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1980.
GAO reviewed the Beneficiary Rehabilitation Program (BRP) of the Social Security Administration (SSA). The primary purpose of BRP is to provide savings to the trust funds by returning as many disabled beneficiaries as possible to the work force, thereby terminating their social security disability benefits. GAO focused on the question of whether available data could be used to determine the progra...
Employment Service Needs To Emphasize Equal Opportunity in Job Referrals
HRD-80-95: Published: Sep 17, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1980.
The Employment Service finds jobs for people and people for jobs. It is operated jointly by the Department of Labor and the states through local employment offices.The Employment Service offices which GAO visited generally referred minorities and women to lower paying jobs traditionally held by minorities and women in proportions greater than their representation among applicants. These were low o...
How To Make Special Emphasis Programs an Effective Part of Agencies' EEO Activities
FPCD-80-55: Published: Aug 27, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 27, 1980.
Special emphasis programs were established in federal agencies because women and minorities perceived that their needs were not being adequately considered or met in existing Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) programs. There are five government-wide programs: (1) the Federal Women's Program; (2) the Hispanic Employment Program; (3) the Selective Placement Program for the Handicapped; (4) the Mino...
Navajo Community College Funding Problems
CED-80-79: Published: Mar 21, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1980.
Funding for the Navajo Community College was reviewed to determine if the Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) regulations and methods of computing full-time equivalent students were consistent with the Tribally Controlled Community College Assistance Act. To stabilize funding at an adequate level, Congress passed the Act because the previous BIA method of funding community colleges controlled by India...
Better Reevaluations of Handicapped Persons in Sheltered Workshops Could Increase Their Opportunities for Competitive Employment
HRD-80-34: Published: Mar 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1980.
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires that the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) reevaluate handicapped persons employed in sheltered workshops on an annual basis to determine their potential for competitive employment. A review was conducted to determine how effectively RSA managed these evaluations.With better management oversight, RSA and some States could be more effective in prov...
How Federal Developmental Disabilities Programs Are Working
HRD-80-43: Published: Feb 20, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1980.
GAO was requested to make a comprehensive examination of the overall administration and operation of four developmental disability programs: (1) State Formula Grant, (2) State Protection and Advocacy, (3) Special Projects, and (4) University-Affiliated Facilities. These programs were designed to improve and coordinate services to the developmentally disabled and to protect their rights. The 2 mill...