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National Service Programs: Role of State Commissions in Implementing the AmeriCorps Program
HEHS-97-49: Published: Feb 20, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 20, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed state commissions' capacity to absorb additional AmeriCorps program management responsibility, focusing on: (1) the statutory role of state commissions; (2) state commission operations, including project-level outputs from national service projects within their purview, such as participant enrollment and expenditure data; and (3) extending state...
Child Support Enforcement: Reorienting Management Toward Achieving Better Program Results
HEHS/GGD-97-14: Published: Oct 25, 1996. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Office of Child Support Enforcement's (OCSE) management of the child support enforcement program, focusing on OCSE progress in: (1) strengthening its partnership with state and local child support enforcement programs; (2) achieving national program goals; (3) improving assessment of state program results; and (4) redesigning the federal incent...
Child Support Enforcement: Families Could Benefit From Stronger Enforcement Program
HEHS-95-24: Published: Dec 27, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 25, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the national child support enforcement (CSE) program, focusing on: (1) whether the federal government has essential management tools in place to fulfill the program's mission; (2) how well the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) has fulfilled its role in fostering the development of state CSE programs; (3) state efforts to overcome barriers...
Social Security: Disability Benefits for Drug Addicts and Alcoholics Are Out of Control
T-HEHS-94-101: Published: Feb 10, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) payment of disability benefits to drug addicts and alcoholics. GAO noted that: (1) the number of addicts receiving disability benefits has substantially increased at an annual cost of about $1.4 billion; (2) SSA does not adequately monitor addicts receiving disability benefits and does not know the treatm...
Food Stamp Program Provisions
RCED-93-70R: Published: Nov 25, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 25, 1992.
In response to a legislative requirement and congressional request, GAO provided information on two provisions of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990, focusing on the administration of the Food Stamp Program on Indian reservations. GAO noted that: (1) the act's provisions exempted reservation households from the program's monthly income reporting requirements and required st...
Integrating Human Services: Linking At-Risk Families With Services More Successful Than System Reform Efforts
HRD-92-108: Published: Sep 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal, state, and local government approaches to integrating the delivery of health, educational, and other social services to at-risk families, focusing on: (1) barriers in the design and implementation of the various approaches; and (2) policy options for future federal initiatives.GAO found that: (1) service-oriented delivery systems attempt t...
State Department: Management Weaknesses in the Security Construction Program
NSIAD-92-2: Published: Nov 29, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 7, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the factors that have contributed to the delays and cost increases in the Diplomatic Security Construction Program, focusing on the: (1) extent of the delays and cost increases and the reasons for them; and (2) adequacy of the State Department's management of the program.GAO found that: (1) although State reorganized its Office of Foreign Buildings...
Disability Programs: Use of Competitive Contracts for Consultative Medical Exams Can Save Millions
HRD-90-141: Published: Aug 17, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1990.
GAO reviewed state disability determination services' (DDS) procurement of consultative medical examinations (CE) of claimants seeking benefits under the Social Security Administration's (SSA) disability programs.GAO found that: (1) New York's DDS expects to save $8.6 million over the 3-year life of its contracts; (2) Oregon's DDS expects to save about $1.6 million through 1993; (3) for the 3-year...
Food Stamp Program: Achieving Cost Neutrality in Washington's Family Independence Program
RCED-90-84: Published: Jun 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1990.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Food Stamp Program's progress in achieving cost neutrality in Washington under its Family Independence Program (FIP), focusing on the: (1) methods for establishing the amount of benefit and administrative costs that Washington would have incurred for food stamps in the absence of FIP; and (2) accuracy of the data and the methods used to calcu...
Food Assistance: USDA's Implementation of Legislated Commodity Distribution Reforms
RCED-90-12: Published: Dec 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1989.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) implementation of legislated commodity distribution reforms at the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), and Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS).GAO found that: (1) USDA had implemented 25 of 31 legislated reforms by May 1989; (2) USDA attributed delay...