Education (11 - 20 of 31 items)
State Department: Targets for Hiring, Filling Vacancies Overseas Being Met, but Gaps Remain in Hard-to-Learn Languages
GAO-04-139: Published: Nov 19, 2003. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 2003.
During the 1990s, the State Department lost more people than it hired. The resultant shortfalls in the number and skills of Foreign Service officers have endangered U.S. diplomatic readiness. Furthermore, recent studies, including several by GAO, have questioned whether State's recruitment system identifies people with the appropriate skills and whether State is assigning officers with specialized...
Child Welfare: HHS Could Play a Greater Role in Helping Child Welfare Agencies Recruit and Retain Staff
GAO-03-357: Published: Mar 31, 2003. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2003.
A stable and highly skilled child welfare workforce is necessary to effectively provide child welfare services that meet federal goals. This report identifies (1) the challenges child welfare agencies face in recruiting and retaining child welfare workers and supervisors, (2) how recruitment and retention challenges have affected the safety and permanency outcomes of children in foster care, and (...
Foster Care: Challenges in Helping Youths Live Independently
T-HEHS-99-121: Published: May 13, 1999. Publicly Released: May 13, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Department of Health and Human Services' Independent Living Program (ILP) and the needs of youths leaving the foster care system, focusing on: (1) the problems faced by foster care youths once they leave care; (2) what is known about the extent of services provided by ILP; and (3) what is known about the effectiveness of ILP.GAO noted that: (1...
Teen Mothers: Selected Socio-Demographic Characteristics and Risk Factors
HEHS-98-141: Published: Jun 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided social and demographic information about teen mothers, focusing on: (1) trends in birth rates for teens; (2) a profile of teen mothers; and (3) factors, such as education or family background, that may influence the likelihood of teen motherhood.GAO noted that: (1) although the birth rate for teenage women decreased 41 percent from the late 1950s t...
Vocational Rehabilitation: Opportunities to Improve Program Effectiveness
T-HEHS-98-87: Published: Feb 4, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1998.
GAO reviewed the past problems that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) has faced and the progress it has made in helping disabled veterans obtain suitable employment.GAO noted that: (1) the vocational rehabilitation program has not emphasized its mandate to find jobs for disabled veterans; (2) in 1984, 1992, and again in 1996, GAO reported that the vocational rehabilitation program primari...
Health Education Employment Social Security Welfare Veterans, Bibliography for the Most Recent 12 Months
D15001: May 14, 1997
No summary is currently available...
Health, Education, Employment, Social Security, Welfare, and Veterans Reports: Five-Year Report 1990-94
HEHS-95-54W: Published: Jan 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1995.
GAO presented a list of reports and testimonies issued from January 1990 through December 1994 regarding such issues as: (1) health care services and financing; (2) health care reform; (3) long-term care; (4) Medicare and Medicaid; (5) public health; (6) medical quality and practice standards; (7) substance abuse and treatment; (8) early childhood, elementary, secondary, and higher education progr...
Family Child Care: Innovative Programs Promote Quality
T-HEHS-95-43: Published: Dec 9, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed several public and private initiatives to enhance the quality of family child care. GAO noted that: (1) there are 195 initiatives nationwide seeking to improve family child care; (2) most family child care programs are funded through a variety of public and private sources and many rely on funding from multiple sources; (3) many organizations spon...
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...
Welfare to Work: States Serve Least Job-Ready While Meeting JOBS Participation Rates
HRD-93-2: Published: Nov 12, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effect of the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training (JOBS) program on states' ability to: (1) serve target groups which are least job-ready; and (2) provide targeted groups with education and training rather than job search activities.GAO found that: (1) there was no evidence that JOBS participation-rate requirements discouraged states fr...