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    Subject Term: "Educational benefits"

    1 publication with a total of 1 open recommendation
    Director: Andrew Sherrill
    Phone: (202) 512-7215

    1 open recommendations
    Recommendation: To increase accountability for program performance, the Secretary of VA should establish measures to report on program outcomes for Post-9/11 GI Bill OJT and apprenticeship programs, including considering relevant data sources and seeking legislative authority to gain access to data, if necessary.

    Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
    Status: Open

    Comments: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) agreed that program performance metrics should be developed to report on program outcomes. VA initially projected it would update the GI Bill comparison tool to reflect program outcomes for on-the-job training (OJT) and apprenticeship participants by September 2017. VA's Education Service has developed business rules and definitions for the OJT and apprenticeship program, but officials said they still need to work with the VA Office of Information and Technology's Digital Services to determine when this information will be publicly available within the Comparison Tool. VA anticipates it will fully implement the recommendation by February 1, 2018.