Program evaluation (21 - 28 of 28 items)
Vocational Rehabilitation: VA Has Opportunities to Improve Services, but Faces Significant Challenges
GAO-05-572T: Published: Apr 20, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 2005.
The Department of Veterans Affairs' Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program has taken on heightened importance due, in large measure, to the number of servicemembers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq with serious injuries and their need for vocational rehabilitation and employment assistance. This statement draws on over 20 years of GAO's reporting on VA's provision of vocational...
VA Research: Actions Insufficient to Further Strengthen Human Subject Protections
GAO-03-917T: Published: Jun 18, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 2003.
Every year thousands of veterans volunteer to participate in research projects under the auspices of the VA. Research offers the possibility of benefits to individual participants and to society, but it is not without risk to research subjects. VA studies, like other federally funded research programs, are governed by regulations designed to minimize risks and protect the rights and welfare of res...
Veterans' Benefits Claims: Further Improvements Needed in Claims-Processing Accuracy
HEHS-99-35: Published: Mar 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 8, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) regional offices' (RO) accuracy in processing disability claims, focusing on: (1) the extent of improvements made by the Systematic Technical Accuracy Review (STAR) system in measuring claims-processing accuracy; (2) additional efforts needed to strengthen the system; and (3) challenges the Veterans Benefits...
The Veterans Benefits Administration: Clarifying Information on Implementing the Results Act Performance Requirements
HEHS-98-149R: Published: Apr 17, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided follow-up information on the Veterans Benefits Administration's (VBA) implementation of the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993.GAO noted that: (1) federal agencies' planning efforts in implementing the Results Act are still very much a work in progress; (2) GAO is continuing to assess federal agencies' implementation of the Results Act...
The Results Act: Observations on VA's June 1997 Draft Strategic Plan
HEHS-97-174R: Published: Jul 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the draft strategic plan submitted by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as required by the Government Performance and Results Act, focusing on: (1) VA's compliance with the Results Act's requirements and the draft plan's overall quality; (2) how well the draft plan addresses VA's statutory responsibilities; (3) how well the plan identifies cr...
Second-Year Implementation of the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act in the Veterans Administration
HRD-86-20: Published: Oct 28, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1985.
GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) second-year implementation of the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act of 1982 (FMFIA) to assess its progress in evaluating the adequacy of agency internal controls and accounting systems.GAO found that: (1) VA made progress in establishing a framework to evaluate and report on the status of its internal controls, but VA needs to improve its ass...
First-Year Implementation of the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act in VA
HRD-84-46: Published: Apr 27, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1984.
GAO reviewed Veterans Administration (VA) efforts to implement the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act.GAO found that VA has made progress in establishing its internal control system; however, several aspects of the system were found to be in need of improvement. VA did not develop a comprehensive inventory of assessable units or assess cross-cutting and common functions. As a result, some a...
Cost of VA Medical Care to Ineligible Persons Is High and Difficult To Recover
HRD-81-77: Published: Jul 2, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1981.
GAO reviewed the extent to which the Veterans Administration (VA) has strengthened its administrative controls to preclude providing medical care to persons who were found not to be properly entitled to veterans' benefits.Despite recommendations previously made by GAO to improve eligibility determinations, VA has done little to prevent or minimize the abuse of medical benefits by ineligibles. Indi...