state relations (21 - 30 of 50 items)
I&M Program Follow-Up
RCED-94-292R: Published: Sep 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) progress in implementing enhanced inspection and maintenance (I&M) programs under the Clean Air Act. GAO noted that: (1) EPA progress in implementing enhanced I&M programs has been slower than expected; (2) if EPA had met the implementation schedule, it would have approved or disapproved al...
Victims of Crime Act Grants: Better Reporting Needed for Compensation and Assistance Programs
GGD-92-2: Published: Oct 23, 1991. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's (DOJ) implementation of the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) victim compensation and victim assistance grant programs, administered by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), which provide federal monetary compensation and support services to victims and families of victims of violent crime, focusing on: (1) whether the grants...
Drug Control: National Guard Counter-Drug Support to Law Enforcement Agencies
NSIAD-91-113: Published: May 3, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Office of the Secretary of Defense's (OSD) allocation of fiscal year (FY) 1989 and FY 1990 appropriations totalling $150 million to support an increased National Guard role in states' and territories' counter-drug activities.GAO found that: (1) OSD allocated $35.5 million of its $40-million FY 1989 appropriation and prioritized funding to state...
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...
Social Security: Observations on Demonstration Interviews With Disability Claimants
HRD-88-22BR: Published: Dec 3, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 5, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how well the Social Security Administration (SSA) implemented and evaluated its disability determination projects.GAO found that: (1) delays in obtaining management approval for program regulations and procedures and in contracting for the projects' evaluation slowed implementation; (2) SSA plans to evaluate the demonstration projects within sta...
An Evaluation of the 1981 AFDC Changes: Final Report
PEMD-85-4: Published: Jul 2, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 2, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated changes that the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981 made to the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) Program to: (1) estimate the effect of the changes on the national AFDC case load and outlays; (2) determine whether the changes in the treatment of earned income influenced the work effort of either the cases that the act removed...
[Comments on H.R. 5620]
B-214417: Published: Aug 8, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 1984.
GAO expressed its opposition to a provision, contained in legislation to reauthorize the Low-Income Energy Assistance Block Grant, H.R. 5620. The provision would require GAO to evaluate state expenditures under the block grant at least every 3 years. Existing law provides an effective means to accomplish this oversight while affording GAO flexibility as to its timing and frequency. GAO is concerne...
Consolidation of Federal Assistance Resources Will Enhance the Federal/State Emergency Management Effort
GGD-83-92: Published: Aug 30, 1983. Publicly Released: Aug 30, 1983.
GAO discussed the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) need for consolidation of federal assistance resources for emergency management and reviewed the agency's Comprehensive Cooperative Agreement (CCA) initiative.A total of 15 separate FEMA categorical planning and preparedness programs were funded at $83 million in fiscal year (FY) 1982 and $90 million in 1983. GAO believes that the frag...
Several States Have Not Properly Implemented Certain AFDC Provisions of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981
HRD-83-56: Published: Jun 8, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1983.
GAO reviewed the implementation of provisions of title XXIII of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1981, which affects the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) Program.GAO found variances in the way some states implemented the following provisions: (1) the 150-percent income limit for eligibility; (2) the treatment of lump-sum income tax refunds as either a resource or income for e...
Agricultural Economics Research and Analysis Needs Mission Clarification
RCED-83-89: Published: Jan 31, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1983.
GAO examined and clarified the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) economics research and analysis activities. GAO made its review in terms of the USDA Economic Research Service's (ERS) overall mission and program priorities and its relationship to that of state land-grant institutions. GAO also reviewed USDA activities with regard to planning, priority setting, and coordination of public sector ag...