Program management (11 - 20 of 59 items)
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...
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...
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...
School Lunch Program: Buy American Procedures at Commodity Schools
RCED-89-218: Published: Sep 26, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) commodity school districts that received cash subsidies and donated commodities for school lunch programs, focusing on: (1) whether they complied with statutory Buy American requirements; (2) the number of Buy American waivers that the Secretary of Agriculture granted; and (3) the circumstances necessitat...
Welfare Reform: Alabama's Demonstration Project
HRD-89-129BR: Published: Aug 17, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about Alabama's proposed Avenues to Self-Sufficiency through Employment and Training Services (ASSETS), a welfare reform demonstration project intended to: (1) simplify and consolidate the administration of federal welfare programs; and (2) provide recipients with greater incentive and ability to succeed in society.GAO found that Alabam...
Unemployment Insurance: Administrative Funding Likely a Growing Problem
T-HRD-89-21: Published: May 24, 1989. Publicly Released: May 24, 1989.
GAO discussed federal allocations to states for unemployment insurance program administration. GAO noted that: (1) although employer-paid federal taxes initially completely funded states' administration of unemployment insurance, budgetary and appropriation cutbacks have decreased federal funding of states' administrative costs; (2) states have increasingly used their own funds to help cover admin...
Social Security Disability: Implementing the Medical Improvement Review Standard
HRD-88-108BR: Published: Sep 30, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) and state disability determination services' (DDS) implementation of the medical improvement review standard to determine whether: (1) SSA implemented the standard as intended; and (2) DDS encountered problems with it.GAO found that: (1) SSA regulations implementing the standard were consistent with the...
Unemployment Insurance: Issues Relating to Reserve Adequacy and Trust Fund Solvency
T-HRD-88-23: Published: Jul 7, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1988.
GAO discussed its analysis of issues facing the federal-state unemployment insurance (UI) system, focusing on states': (1) UI trust funds' financial health; and (2) actions during the 1980's in response to recessionary conditions and to new federal loan policies. GAO found that: (1) the system's ability to pay benefits from available reserves declined significantly after 1970; (2) as of December 1...
Food Stamps: Examination of Program Data and Analysis of Nonparticipation
PEMD-88-21: Published: Jul 5, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 5, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) data on its Food Stamp Program to determine: (1) the current level of operations in recent years; and (2) state variations in application, participation, and termination counts and rates. GAO also reviewed published studies regarding reasons for nonparticipation in the Food Stamp Program.GAO found that: (1) re...