Human capital management (31 - 40 of 42 items)
Allegations Related to the Processing of Injured Employees' Hearing Loss Claims
HRD-82-102: Published: Aug 31, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed charges of improprieties associated with the activities of the Department of Labor's Hearing Loss Task Force. The task force was established in 1976 to process a backlog of hearing loss claims, and it adjudicated more than 19,000 claims during the 5.5 years of its operation.Although Labor hired three audiologists for the task force, it also contrac...
The Armed Forces Institute of Pathology Should Consider Limiting and/or Charging User Fees for Civilian Consultations
HRD-82-129: Published: Sep 28, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1982.
GAO surveyed the policies and procedures of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) regarding consultations submitted by civilian pathologists for study and diagnosis.The mission of AFIP is one of education, research, and consultation in the field of pathology for the military, other Federal agencies, and the civilian sector. In recent years, the greatest share of staff time has been spent...
Centers for Disease Control Should Charge Fees for Various Diagnostic Laboratory Services
HRD-82-70: Published: Aug 11, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1982.
GAO reviewed the extent to which the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) should be recovering the costs of diagnostic laboratory services provided to non-federal organizations and federal agencies. The review focused on certain CDC laboratory services that GAO believed had provided special benefits to the clinical laboratory industry and on similar services provided to other federal agencies.CDC sho...
Social Security Administration's Efforts To Reexamine the Continuing Eligibility of Disabled Persons
HRD-82-91: Published: Jul 14, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1982.
GAO reviewed the recent efforts of the Social Security Administration (SSA) to reexamine the continued eligibility of persons on its disability insurance rolls.GAO believes that there are several actions which SSA should take to help alleviate the hardships to severely impaired individuals and bring the reexamination efforts closer to the intended objectives...
Improvements Can Be Made in the Fiscal Management of CETA
HRD-82-53: Published: Apr 8, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1982.
GAO reviewed the fiscal management practices and procedures at 8 Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) prime sponsors and 23 subgrantees in 4 Department of Labor regions.GAO found that Federal interest costs could be reduced by better management of CETA cash held by prime sponsors and subgrantees. Four of the eight prime sponsors which GAO examined held excess cash and seven of the eigh...
The Administration of the Contract Compliance Program Has Shown Improvement
HRD-82-8: Published: Oct 9, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1981.
GAO reviewed the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs' (OFCCP) implementation of its contract compliance program since the 1978 consolidation of compliance agencies into the Department of Labor. The purpose of the program is to assure that contractors doing business with the Federal Government are in compliance with equal employment opportunity regulations.In a previous report issued jus...
Panama Canal Commission Expenditures for Entertainment, Official Residence, and Supervisory Board
ID-81-57: Published: Aug 5, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1981.
In response to a congressional request, GAO audited expenditures made by the Panama Canal Commission for: (1) entertainment; (2) operation and maintenance, including staffing of the official residence provided for the Administrator; and (3) expenses of the Supervisory Board established by the Panama Canal Act.GAO found that the costs related to the three activities were scattered throughout the bu...
Changes Needed To Deter Violations of Fair Labor Standards Act
HRD-81-60: Published: May 28, 1981. Publicly Released: May 28, 1981.
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets standards for recordkeeping, minimum wage, overtime pay, and other protections for workers in establishments engaged in interstate and foreign commerce. Noncompliance with the act can severely harm low-wage workers.While the act does protect employee wages when employers voluntarily comply, there are insufficient deterrents to discourage employers from viol...
The Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Program Helps Families but Needs Improvement
HRD-81-25: Published: Feb 6, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1981.
GAO reviewed the Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Counseling and Information Program, the performance of selected program grantees and contractors, the extent of voluntary groups' participation in the grantees' project activities, program administration, and procedures for awarding and managing grants and contracts. Since 1975, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has provided assi...
The Davis-Bacon Act Should Be Repealed
HRD-79-18: Published: Apr 27, 1979. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1979.
The Davis-Bacon Act requires that each contract for the construction, alteration, or repair of public buildings in excess of $2,000, to which the United States is a party or shares the financing, must state the minimum wages to be paid to various classes of laborers and mechanics. The minimum wages are those determined by the Secretary of Labor to be prevailing for laborers employed on projects of...