Program management (31 - 40 of 59 items)
Food Stamp Program: Statistical Validity of Agriculture's Payment Error-Rate Estimates
RCED-87-4: Published: Oct 30, 1986. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the quality control (QC) system that the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) used to set fiscal year (FY) 1984 error rates in Food Stamp Program benefit payments and to assess sanctions against states for their errors.GAO noted that FNS annually estimates each state's food stamp payment error rate in a two-step process, using statistically selected...
Managing Welfare: Issues and Alternatives for Reforming Quality Control Systems
HRD-86-117BR: Published: Aug 29, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the quality control systems states use to administer the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), Medicaid, and Food Stamp programs.GAO found that: (1) the administration established comprehensive quality control systems for AFDC in 1973, and for Medicaid and Food Stamps in 1978; (2) by 1984, error rates for all three programs had dropped...
Food Stamp Program: Refinements Needed To Improve Accuracy of Quality Control Error Rates
RCED-86-195: Published: Sep 19, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1986.
GAO discussed the reliability of the Food Stamp Program's error rates, which served as the basis for sanctions that the Department of Agriculture (USDA) assessed against states for excessive errors they made in determining fiscal year 1984 program eligibility and benefit levels.GAO found that: (1) in the three states it evaluated, the federal and state quality control reviews (QCR) were generally...
Welfare Simplification: Service Integration Demonstrations Under the 1984 Deficit Reduction Act
HRD-86-125BR: Published: Aug 29, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) funding and monitoring of integration demonstration projects in five states. The demonstration projects will develop ways to ensure that an applicant for services under one program has access to available services under other programs by eliminating programmatic fragmentation. GAO...
Low Income Energy Assistance: State Responses to 1984 Amendments
HRD-86-92: Published: May 16, 1986. Publicly Released: May 16, 1986.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO evaluated states' use of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEA) Block Grant, focusing on the effects of: (1) 1984 amendments to the block grant legislation; (2) budget reductions that the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act requires; and (3) a $2.1-billion oil overcharge settlement.The 1984 amendments: (1) changed the fund allocation...
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...
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...
[Comments on H.R. 1279]
B-219254: Published: Sep 6, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on proposed legislation intended to improve states' quality control under the Aid to Families with Dependent Children Program (AFDC). Under current rules, sanctions are assessed against states whose AFDC payment error rates exceed certain thresholds. Under the proposed legislation: (1) certain technical errors would be disregarded in the computati...