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Transitioning Veterans: Improved Oversight Needed to Enhance Implementation of Transition Assistance Program
GAO-14-144: Published: Mar 5, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 2014.
The Departments of Defense (DOD), Labor (DOL), and Veterans Affairs (VA) have implemented most of the key components of the Transition Assistance Program (TAP), a gateway to information and services available to servicemembers transitioning to civilian life. However, the agencies are still in the process of implementing other key components of TAP. While originally planned for October 2013, agenci...
Native American Veterans: DOL Needs a Clear Plan to Improve Employment and Training Services on Tribal Lands
GAO-13-664: Published: Sep 26, 2013. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 2013.
The Department of Labor (DOL) is in the early stages of implementing several of the 2010 report's recommendations, but implementation of the remaining recommendations has not occurred. The agency has begun to take steps to respond to three of the report's six recommendations: improve interagency collaboration, create an advisory subcommittee for Native American veterans, and conduct a needs assess...
Veterans' Employment and Training: Better Targeting, Coordinating, and Reporting Needed to Enhance Program Effectiveness
GAO-13-29: Published: Dec 13, 2012. Publicly Released: Jan 10, 2013.
The six federal veterans' employment and training programs offer similar employment services, but largely target different groups. Among these programs, the Department of Labor's (Labor) Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program has the greatest potential for overlap with other veterans' programs and Labor's employment programs for the general population. Federal law governing the Disabled Veterans' Out...
Veterans' Employment and Training Service: Greater Flexibility and Accountability Needed to Better Serve Veterans
GAO-02-192T: Published: Oct 30, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 2001.
The Department of Labor's (DOL) Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program (DVOP) and Local Veterans' Employment Representative (LVER) program allow states to hire staff members to serve veterans exclusively. The two programs are mandatory partners in the new one-stop center system created in 1998 by the Workforce Investment Act, which requires that services provided by numerous employment and training p...
Health, Education, Employment, Social Security, Welfare, and Veterans Reports
HEHS-95-33W: Published: Nov 1, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1994.
GAO presented a listing and selected summaries of reports and testimonies issued in September and October 1994 and a listing of reports issued in November 1992 through October 1994 relating to such issues as: (1) health care benefits and financing; (2) health care reform; (3) long-term care; (4) Medicare and Medicaid; (5) substance abuse and treatment; (6) early childhood, elementary, secondary, a...
Military Downsizing: Persons Returning to Civilian Life Need More Help from DOD
HEHS-94-39: Published: Jan 21, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the extent to which the Departments of Defense (DOD), Labor (DOL), and Veterans Affairs (VA) provide transition assistance services to separating members and their spouses.GAO found that: (1) many separating service members and their spouses do not get timely transition services because the transition program does not receive adequate support from...
VA Can Provide More Employment Assistance to Veterans Who Complete Its Vocational Rehabilitation Program
HRD-84-39: Published: May 23, 1984. Publicly Released: May 23, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Federal programs providing employment and training services to veterans and identified areas warranting additional work.GAO found that, in the eight regions reviewed, 208 veterans completed vocational rehabilitation training in a 3-month period in 1982. In another study period, VA reported that about 49 percent of the veterans were employed and...
Veterans Administration's Practices for Allowing Educational Benefit Payments for Courses Not Successfully Completed
HRD-83-47: Published: Mar 28, 1983. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1983.
GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) implementation of the legislative provision which prohibits paying educational benefits to students for courses for which grades are not used in computing the requirements for graduation, including courses from which the students withdraw, unless there are mitigating circumstances.GAO found that students have received educational benefits to which th...