state relations (121 - 130 of 340 items)
Social Security Administration: Significant Progress Made in Year 2000 Effort, But Key Risks Remain
AIMD-98-6: Published: Oct 22, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) actions to achieve Year 2000 information systems compliance, focusing on the adequacy of steps taken by SSA to ensure that computing problems related to the year 2000 are fully addressed, including its oversight of state disability determinations services' (DDS) Year 2000 program activities.GAO noted that:...
Child Support Enforcement Privatization: Challenges in Ensuring Accountability for Program Results
T-HEHS-98-22: Published: Nov 4, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the privatization of child support enforcement, focusing on: (1) whether privatization has increased; (2) whether privatization has increased efficiency and effectiveness; (3) the main challenges stemming from privatization; and (4) the federal government's role in this critical area.GAO noted that: (1) most of the state and local governments GAO...
Social Service Privatization: Expansion Poses Challenges in Ensuring Accountability for Program Results
HEHS-98-6: Published: Oct 20, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined issues related to social service privatization, focusing on the: (1) recent history of state and local government efforts to privatize federally funded social services; (2) key issues surrounding state and local privatized social services; and (3) federal policy implications of state and local social service privatization.GAO found that: (1) since...
Food Assistance: Reducing Food Stamp Benefit Overpayments and Trafficking
T-RCED-98-37: Published: Oct 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1997.
GAO discussed fraud, waste, and abuse in the Food Stamp Program, focusing on: (1) the nature and extent of the problem; (2) the roles and responsibilities of the major federal agencies involved in minimizing it; and (3) the potential of electronic benefits transfer (EBT), a system of benefit delivery that replaces the traditional food stamp coupons with a debit card, to reduce it.GAO noted that: (...
Child Support Enforcement: Leadership Essential to Implementing Effective Automated Systems
T-AIMD-97-162: Published: Sep 10, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1997.
GAO discussed the results of its recent review of automated systems being developed by the states to aid in the enforcement of child support payments, focusing on the: (1) benefits that automated systems are beginning to provide, as well as the cost to date; (2) problems that impeded early progress; (3) need for stronger federal leadership; and (4) challenges posed by the new welfare legislation.G...
Child Protective Services: Complex Challenges Require New Strategies
HEHS-97-115: Published: Jul 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the challenges facing child protective services (CPS) in protecting children, focusing on: (1) problems confronting CPS units that affect the system's capacity to protect children from abuse and neglect; (2) state and local responses to these problems; and (3) opportunities for the federal government to assist in improving the system's capacity to...
Child Support Enforcement: Strong Leadership Required to Maximize Benefits of Automated Systems
AIMD-97-72: Published: Jun 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO updated its 1992 report on child support enforcement, focusing on: (1) the status of state development efforts, including costs incurred; (2) whether the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) had implemented GAO's 1992 recommendations; and (3) whether the Department was providing effective federal oversight of state systems development activities.GA...
Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention: Multiple Youth Programs Raise Questions of Efficiency and Effectiveness
T-HEHS-97-166: Published: Jun 24, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its work on federal substance-abuse and violence-prevention programs for youth, focusing on: (1) the information available about substance abuse and violence prevention programs and the federal investment in them; (2) what is known about the effectiveness of federally funded programs in reducing youth substance abuse and violence; and (3) improvin...
Supplemental Security Income: Timely Data Could Prevent Millions in Overpayments to Nursing Home Residents
HEHS-97-62: Published: Jun 3, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed overpayments to Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients in nursing homes and other medical treatment institutions, focusing on: (1) the extent of such overpayments; (2) the success or failure of the Social Security Administration's (SSA) actions in preventing and detecting these overpayments; and (3) the methods by which SSA can better preven...
Welfare Reform: Three States' Approaches Show Promise of Increasing Work Participation
HEHS-97-80: Published: May 30, 1997. Publicly Released: May 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed states' experiences under waivers with increasing the participation of welfare recipients in work and work-related activities, focusing on: (1) the policies and programs states initiated under waivers to increase participation in work and work-related activities; and (2) whether states with statewide waivers achieved participation rates comparable...