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Vocational Rehabilitation: Better Measures and Monitoring Could Improve the Performance of the VR Program
GAO-05-865: Published: Sep 23, 2005. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 2005.
The Department of Education (Education) provides more than $2.5 billion annually to the states for a federal-state vocational rehabilitation (VR) program to help individuals with disabilities become employed. This program is among a large number of federal programs intended to assist people with disabilities. In 2003 GAO placed federal disability programs on its list of high-risk programs because...
Medicaid: States' Efforts to Maximize Federal Reimbursements Highlight Need for Improved Federal Oversight
GAO-05-836T: Published: Jun 28, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2005.
Medicaid--the federal-state health care financing program covering almost 54 million low-income people at a cost of $276 billion in fiscal year 2003--is by its size and structure at significant risk of waste and exploitation. Because of challenges inherent in overseeing the program, which is administered federally by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), GAO added Medicaid to its lis...
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...
Managed Care: Oregon Program Appears Successful but Expansions Should Be Implemented Cautiously
T-HRD-91-48: Published: Sep 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1991.
GAO discussed Oregon's proposal to expand its prepaid managed care activities as part of a demonstration that would restructure its entire Medicaid program, focusing on the existing managed care program that will serve as the foundation for the proposed demonstration project. GAO noted that: (1) since 1985, Oregon's Medicaid program has increased to an enrollment of about 65,000 and Oregon has con...
EPA's Penalties May Not Recover Economic Benefits Gained by Violators
T-RCED-91-69: Published: Jun 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1991.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) penalty policies and practices. GAO found that: (1) despite an EPA commitment to inflict penalties on violators and recent increases in total penalties, penalty amounts showed little relationship to the economic benefit of the violations; (2) the lack of documentation in 65 percent of the cases reviewed made it difficult to determine the ac...
[Comments on EPA Authority to Designate or Redesignate Nonattainment Areas]
B-208593.6: Published: Dec 22, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO responded to objections that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) raised in response to a GAO analysis of EPA authority to designate or redesignate certain areas of pollution nonattainment under the Clean Air Act. GAO believes that its opinion was not wrong in any respect...
Criminal Justice: Who Should Be Responsible for State Fugitives--the FBI or U.S. Marshals?
GGD-86-115BR: Published: Sep 10, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the feasibility of transferring the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution (UFAP) program to the U.S. Marshals Service.GAO found that: (1) under the UFAP program, FBI assists state and local governments in apprehending fugitives who have fled to avoid prosecution, custody, confinement, or testimony; (2) the...
Community Services Block Grant Helps Address Local Social Service Needs
HRD-86-91: Published: May 7, 1986. Publicly Released: May 7, 1986.
GAO obtained information pertaining to reauthorization of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), specifically: (1) how states use CSBG funds and whether CSBG-supported services duplicate other local social service programs; (2) what role CSBG funds have in local service providers' operations; (3) what impact terminating CSBG might have on the services that local agencies provide; and (4) state...
Outer Continental Shelf Lease Sale 82--Sale Preparation and Subsequent Cancellation
RCED-86-30: Published: Oct 15, 1985. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the recent Outer Continental Shelf lease sale number 82 which was cancelled when no industry bids were received and discussed why: (1) the companies that expressed interest in the offshore sale areas did not bid on the tracts offered; and (2) the Department of the Interior offered to lease certain tracts that Massachusetts believed were environment...
[Comments on H.R. 1279]
B-219254: Published: Sep 6, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on proposed legislation intended to improve states' quality control under the Aid to Families with Dependent Children Program (AFDC). Under current rules, sanctions are assessed against states whose AFDC payment error rates exceed certain thresholds. Under the proposed legislation: (1) certain technical errors would be disregarded in the computati...