Program management (31 - 40 of 46 items)
Veterans Benefits Administration: Progress Made in Long-Term Effort to Replace Benefits Payment System, but Challenges Persist
GAO-07-614: Published: Apr 27, 2007. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 2007.
Since 1996, the Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA) has been working on an initiative to replace its aging system for paying compensation and pension benefits. In 2005, concerned about the slow pace of development, VBA contracted with the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) for an independent evaluation of the project, known as the Veterans Service Network (VETSNET). SEI advised VBA to continue...
Veterans' Employment and Training Service: Greater Accountability and Other Labor Actions Needed to Better Serve Veterans
GAO-06-357T: Published: Feb 2, 2006. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 2006.
The number of service members leaving active duty is likely to increase by 200,000 yearly, according to the Department of Labor. To improve employment and training services for veterans and to encourage employers to hire them, Congress passed the Jobs for Veterans Act in 2002, which reformed Labor's Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program (DVOP) and Local Veterans' Employment Representative (LVER) pro...
Veterans' Employment and Training Service: Labor Actions Needed to Improve Accountability and Help States Implement Reforms to Veterans' Employment Services
GAO-06-176: Published: Dec 30, 2005. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 2005.
Roughly 700,000 veterans have been unemployed in recent months, a figure that could swell considerably with the anticipated increase in the number of people leaving active duty. Congress passed the Jobs for Veterans Act in 2002 to improve employment and training services for veterans and to encourage employers to hire them. As mandated by law, GAO reviewed progress to date in its implementation, i...
Veterans' Disability Benefits: Claims Processing Problems Persist and Major Performance Improvements May Be Difficult
GAO-05-749T: Published: May 26, 2005. Publicly Released: May 26, 2005.
The Chairman, Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, asked GAO to testify on the current state of VA's disability claims process and factors that may impede VA's ability to improve performance. For years, the claims process has been the subject of concern and attention within VA and by the Congress and veterans service organizations. Many of their concerns have focused on long waits for deci...
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...
Veterans Affairs Homeless Programs: Implementation of the Transitional Housing Loan Guarantee Program
GAO-05-311R: Published: Mar 16, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 2005.
In 1998, Congress passed the Veterans Programs Enhancement Act, which authorized the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish a new loan guarantee program for the construction or rehabilitation of multifamily transitional housing projects specifically designed to provide housing for homeless veterans. The program is intended to increase the amount of housing available, as well as provide o...
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)...
Need for VA Approval of Flight Training Programs Approved by FAA
089303: Jul 14, 1970
No summary is currently available...
Administrative Costs Charged Against the Servicemen's Group Life Insurance Program
089448: Apr 07, 1969
No summary is currently available...
VA Home Care Program Is a Cost-Beneficial Alternative to Institutional Care and Should Be Expanded
HRD-81-72: Published: Apr 27, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1981.
Home health care is generally recognized as a beneficial and cost-effective alternative to prolonged hospital and nursing home care. GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) hospital-based home care program. The objective of the review was to evaluate the program's effectiveness as an alternative to institutional medical care and its potential for expansion.GAO believes that the potential f...