Program management (91 - 100 of 232 items)
Food Stamp Program: Sanction Estimates Based on Assumed Error-Rate Thresholds
RCED-88-178FS: Published: Jun 2, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) management of the Food Stamp Program to determine the effects of raising or lowering the legislated target error-rate threshold that FNS uses to determine whether it should sanction a state for benefit overpayments.GAO found that: (1) FNS sanctioned 44 states in 1986 under the 5-percent error-rate threshold...
Welfare: Summary of Administrative Problems Discussed in Past GAO Reports
HRD-88-29BR: Published: Nov 27, 1987. Publicly Released: May 31, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) summarized the administrative problems it discussed in past reports on public assistance programs; and (2) provided questions for Congress to consider concerning welfare reform proposals.GAO found that the problems included: (1) overlapping of legislative and oversight responsibilities and a lack of consistency in terminology and definitions between...
Federal Funding: Information on Selected Benefit/Mandatory Spending Programs
AFMD-88-31FS: Published: Jan 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on entitlement, benefit payment, and mandatory spending programs at selected agencies.GAO found over 100 entitlement, benefit payment, and mandatory spending programs. GAO included descriptions of the programs, the appropriation authority, and the expenditures for each over the past several fiscal years...
Fund Accountability: Procedures Used for Selected Benefit/Mandatory Spending Programs Are Adequate
AFMD-88-30: Published: Jan 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO surveyed entitlement programs at selected agencies to determine whether the agencies: (1) charged expended program funds to the appropriate fiscal year accounts; and (2) exceeded the amount authorized for their programs.GAO surveyed six agencies' programs and found that the Departments of Health and Human Services and Education: (1) maintained proper fun...
Problems GAO Identified in Work on Child Support Enforcement Program
T-HRD-88-8: Published: Feb 23, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1988.
GAO discussed the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Child Support Enforcement Program, specifically the nature and extent of the problems associated with interstate child support. GAO found that: (1) despite significant accomplishments, program management problems have hindered states' progress in achieving program financial and social goals; (2) the average monthly collection that st...
Work and Welfare: Analysis of AFDC Employment Programs in Four States
HRD-88-33FS: Published: Jan 5, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed four states' Work Incentive (WIN) Programs, specifically the: (1) Massachusetts Employment and Training Choices (ET) Program; (2) Michigan Opportunity and Skills Training (MOST) Program; (3) the Texas Employment Services Program; and (4) Oregon JOBS Program.GAO found that: (1) Massachusetts and Michigan provided multiple services and had more fu...
Overseas Construction: State Initiates Corrective Actions, but Improvements Still Needed
NSIAD-88-27: Published: Oct 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's efforts to correct long-standing construction management problems in its Office of Foreign Buildings Operations (FBO).GAO noted that State believes that its hiring of a private-sector program manager to reorganize FBO will improve its worldwide security construction program. GAO found that: (1) FBO operations have programm...
Food Stamp Program: Error Rate Adjustments and Sanctions
RCED-88-10: Published: Oct 22, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) procedures for adjusting states' Food Stamp Program error rates to account for uncompleted state quality control reviews.GAO found that: (1) adjustments for uncompleted case reviews were relatively small for 1984 and 1985; (2) only one state suffered an increased sanction because of an error-rate adjustment...
Food Stamp Program: Evaluation of Improper Denial or Termination Error Rates
RCED-88-12: Published: Oct 22, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the accuracy of Maryland's and Illinois's reporting of improper denial or termination error rates under the Food Stamp Program for fiscal year (FY) 1985.GAO found that: (1) Illinois and Maryland detected 40 and 15 percent, respectively, of the improper denials or terminations that it found; (2) projected error rates were 22.5 percent for Illinois a...
Food Stamp Program: National Academy of Sciences' Recommendations on the Sanctions Backlog
RCED-88-36BR: Published: Oct 21, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the effect of certain National Academy of Sciences recommendations for handling the backlog of outstanding food stamp sanctions the Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has levied against states.GAO found that: (1) states have paid only 5 of the 188 sanctions FNS has levied against them since fiscal year 1981; and (2) the Ac...