Program management (121 - 130 of 232 items)
Community Services Block Grant Helps Address Local Social Service Needs
HRD-86-91: Published: May 7, 1986. Publicly Released: May 7, 1986.
GAO obtained information pertaining to reauthorization of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), specifically: (1) how states use CSBG funds and whether CSBG-supported services duplicate other local social service programs; (2) what role CSBG funds have in local service providers' operations; (3) what impact terminating CSBG might have on the services that local agencies provide; and (4) state...
USDA and Other Proposals To Reduce Food Stamp Program Expenditures
129643: Apr 16, 1986
GAO discussed its reports offering alternative or additional approaches for saving Food Stamp program money. The Department of Agriculture's (USDA) quality control system measures the types and extent of errors that states make when determining Food Stamp program eligibility. USDA proposed that states with error rates exceeding the 5-percent limit be sanctioned an amount equal to the overissuances...
Community Services Block Grant
129569: Mar 20, 1986
Testimony was given concerning 16 community action agencies' (CAA) use of Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds. GAO found that: (1) 11 out of the 16 agencies used 70 percent or more of their 1985 CSBG funds to deliver emergency, shelter, and nutrition services to the poor; (2) private nonprofit agencies used a greater proportion of their CSBG funds for administrative costs; and (3) two of t...
Social Security: Past Projections and Future Financing Concerns
HRD-86-22: Published: Mar 11, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the past and current projections for the Old Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI) trust fund, specifically the important assumptions underlying the revenue and spending projections that determine the trust fund balance.GAO found that: (1) through 1982, projections of the OASI trust fund balance have been inaccurate, because the inability to foresee e...
Social Security: Quality of Services Generally Rated High by Clients Sampled
HRD-86-8: Published: Jan 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 1986.
GAO conducted a survey of clients of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs to ascertain their opinions of the quality of SSA services.GAO sent questionnaires to 1,680 SSA clients, asking them to rate SSA services and to compare SSA to other government agencies, and found that: (1) 78 percent r...
Disability Programs: SSA Consultative Medical Examination Process Improved; Some Problems Remain
HRD-86-23: Published: Dec 10, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) management of consultative examinations (CE) in its disability programs. GAO evaluated: (1) SSA ability to ensure the quality and reliability of examinations and reports; (2) SSA controls to ensure the necessity and appropriateness of CE purchases; and (3) the operations of major volume providers nation...
SSA Management of the Consultative Examination Process
128597: Dec 11, 1985
Testimony was given on the GAO review of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) management of the consultative examination process in its disability programs. GAO found that: (1) consultative examinations (CE) are purchased from private medical sources when additional evidence is needed to evaluate disability claims; (2) through the issuance of new policies and procedures, SSA has provided bet...
Current Status of the Federal/State Arrangement for Administering the Social Security Disability Programs
HRD-85-71: Published: Sep 30, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the operations of four state disability determination services (DDS) and the oversight responsibility of the Social Security Administration (SSA) to determine: (1) the effectiveness of the joint federal/state administration of the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs; and (2) whether the federal governme...
Evidence Is Insufficient To Support the Administration's Proposed Changes to AFDC Work Programs
HRD-85-92: Published: Aug 27, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the first phase of its review of poverty among female heads of families, focusing on: (1) work programs aimed at poor women with families who receive assistance under the Aid to Families with Dependent Children Program (AFDC); and (2) the Administration's proposal to change AFDC work programs in fiscal year 1986.GAO found that: (1) many poor fem...
Projects Funded in South Central Georgia by the Emergency Jobs Appropriations Act of 1983
HRD-85-98: Published: Sep 25, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the implementation of the Emergency Jobs Appropriations Act in five contiguous counties in Georgia. This legislation provides emergency supplemental appropriations to: (1) provide productive employment; (2) hasten or initiate federal projects and construction; and (3) provide humanitarian assistance including an emergency food and sh...