Program management (41 - 50 of 62 items)
More Vigorous Action Needs To Be Taken To Reduce Erroneous Payments to Recipients of AFDC
GGD-82-15: Published: Nov 9, 1981. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1981.
The Income Maintenance Administration (IMA) in the District of Columbia's Department of Human Services (DHS) is responsible for administering the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) Program. GAO assessed the DHS efforts to reduce erroneous payments and concentrated on the AFDC program because it comprises the majority of the IMA workload. GAO examined the erroneous payment problem, incl...
Observations on Selected Aspects of School Lunch Program Administration
115342: May 22, 1981
A limited survey was conducted at three Pennsylvania school districts to obtain background information on selected aspects of school lunch program procedures for obtaining Federal reimbursement for lunches served.All 13 elementary schools in one of the districts used monthly milk consumption records to determine the number of free lunches served during the month. Using such records could affect th...
An Evaluation of the Organizational Relationship of the Office of Human Development Services and the Administration on Aging
FPCD-81-41: Published: Apr 20, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1981.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Human Development Services (0HDS) supervises program agencies, such as the Administration on Aging. GAO reviewed OHDS to determine if: (1) OHDS staff units have infringed on and usurped the responsibilities of the Commissioner on Aging, who heads the Administration on Aging; (2) staff units' placement over the Administration has resulted...
Millions Can Be Saved by Identifying Supplemental Security Income Recipients Owning Too Many Assets
HRD-81-4: Published: Feb 4, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1981.
In fiscal year 1979, an estimated $125 million was overpaid to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who owned assets, such as bank accounts and real property, valued in excess of the limitations allowed for program eligibility. GAO assessed the adequacy of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) efforts to reduce problems causing these overpayments.GAO found that an estimated $47 milli...
Implementing GAO's Recommendations on the Social Security Administration's Programs Could Save Billions
HRD-81-37: Published: Dec 31, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1980.
Income security programs account for over one-third of the federal budget. The Social Security Administration (SSA) administers some of the largest income security programs, including Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). GAO has issued numerous reports recommending changes in SSA income security progra...
Child Care Food Program: Better Management Will Yield Better Nutrition and Fiscal Integrity
CED-80-91: Published: Jun 6, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1980.
The Child Care Food Program was established to improve the nutritional levels of the diet of the Nation's children, primarily preschool children. Food and nutritional regional offices administer the program when State education agencies or other State agencies are unwilling or unable to do so. Public or private nonprofit organizations manage the program locally. Meals are provided by day care cent...
The Child Care Food Program
111912: Mar 26, 1980
The Child Care Food Program, one of several child nutrition programs funded and administered by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to improve the nutritional intake of the Nation's children, provides commodities and financial assistance to food service programs serving children in day care centers, headstart centers, centers for the handicapped, and family day care homes. The program, which oper...
U.S. Income Security System Needs Leadership, Policy, and Effective Management
HRD-80-33: Published: Feb 29, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 1980.
Over the past 10 years, Federal income security spending has risen by nearly 250 percent to become the largest part of the budget. The 37 officially labeled income security and related programs in the 1979 Federal budget cost about $215 billion, or about 43 percent of the President's $500 billion budget. Income security tax expenditures, resulting from provisions of the income tax system which all...
How Federal Developmental Disabilities Programs Are Working
HRD-80-43: Published: Feb 20, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1980.
GAO was requested to make a comprehensive examination of the overall administration and operation of four developmental disability programs: (1) State Formula Grant, (2) State Protection and Advocacy, (3) Special Projects, and (4) University-Affiliated Facilities. These programs were designed to improve and coordinate services to the developmentally disabled and to protect their rights. The 2 mill...
State Advance Payments to Aid to Families With Dependent Children Recipients Are Inconsistent With Federal Regulations
HRD-80-50: Published: Feb 7, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1980.
The Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program was examined regarding program policies, management characteristics, and operational procedures in six States and several of their local welfare agencies to identify areas in need of further audit or analysis. One of the issues concerning assistance payments was identified as warranting immediate attention. Pursuant to payment policies bel...