Program evaluation (101 - 110 of 141 items)
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...
Consumer-Directed Personal Care Programs: Department of Veterans Affairs and Medicaid Experience
HEHS-98-50R: Published: Jan 16, 1998. Publicly Released: Jan 16, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Aid and Attendance (A&A) program as well as selected state Medicaid programs that permit consumers to hire their own personal care attendants, focusing on whether: (1) the government might be paying twice for persons in nursing homes who also received A&A benefits; (2) there are any existing public programs...
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...
VA Housing Loan Program
RCED-93-129R: Published: Mar 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed an independent report on the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Home Loan Guaranty Program, focusing on whether the: (1) report's recommendations were supported by sufficient evidence; and (2) report contained factual errors or analytical weaknesses. GAO found that: (1) the report did not adequately support 6 of the 7 recommendations with suffici...
Disabled Veterans' Employment: Performance Standards Needed to Assess Program Results
GGD-89-45: Published: Feb 28, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) effectiveness of the Disabled Veterans' Affirmative Action Program (DVAAP) at the Department of Labor (DOL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and Office of Personnel Management (OPM); and (2) OPM oversight of DVAAP.GAO found that: (1)...
Small Business Act: VA's Disadvantaged Business Advocate Now Reporting to Proper Management Level
GGD-87-60: Published: Apr 27, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) compliance with the Small Business Act's required reporting level for the Director, VA Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization.GAO found that VA has been in compliance with the act, since it changed the Director's reporting level from the Chief of Staff to the Deputy Administrator...
Agent Orange: VA Needs To Further Improve Its Examination and Registry Program
HRD-86-7: Published: Jan 14, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) Agent Orange examination program to determine: (1) how promptly VA examined veterans; (2) whether VA was formally notifying veterans of examination results; and (3) how reliable and complete the Agent Orange registry was.GAO found that: (1) veterans scheduled for appointments in the summer of 1984 had to wait a...
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...
VA's Program To Authorize Courses for Veterans Needs Improved Management
IMTEC-84-6: Published: Oct 20, 1983. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1983.
GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) and State Approval Agencies' (SAA's) collection and use of information about the education of veterans to determine how well VA and SAA's coordinate their efforts to minimize their reporting and recordkeeping requirements and how effectively they manage the program. In addition, GAO evaluated how VA collects and uses SAA-related information in accord...