Activities of the Economic Opportunities Development Corporation of San Antonio and Bexar County, Texas

HRD-78-106: Published: Apr 27, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1978.

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Programs of the Economic Opportunities Development Corporation of San Antonio, Texas, need operating improvements, including more effective delivery of services, better compliance with program requirements, and the collection of sufficient data for reporting program accomplishments. The Alcoholic Rehabilitation Program benefited participants, but there was inadequate documentation related to group counseling sessions. The Adult Manpower Program placed 1,478 of 2,560 participants in jobs after training. Employability development plans need to be more comprehensive. The Public Service Employment Program provided employment opportunities, but some employment was not public-service related; some participants remained in subsidized jobs for up to 2 years. Other programs reviewed were the Alternate Care Program, which contract was terminated, and the Barrio Betterment and Development Corporation. In relation to the corporation's financial and administrative activities: information concerning alleged improper political activities was turned over to the Justice Department; the financial management system needs to be strengthened to provide internal control over expenditure of funds; and a leasing company was not established in accordance with procedures. The Director of the Community Services Administration should monitor financial and administrative activities. The Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism should more closely monitor data collection procedures. The Secretary of Labor should monitor the Adult Manpower Program to ensure followups on participants.

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