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What GAO FoundGAO identified 45 programs that supported employment for people with disabilities in fiscal year 2010, reflecting a fragmented system of services. The programs were administered by nine federal agencies and overseen by even more congressional committees.
The U.S. Department of Education (Education) manages one of the largest discretionary appropriations of any federal agency, and plays a key role in supporting efforts to meet the nation's education goals.
In fiscal year 2004, the federal government made or guaranteed about $84 billion in loans for postsecondary education through two loan programs--the Federal Family Education Loan Progam (FFELP) and the Federal Direct Loan Program (FDLP).
The Department of Education (Education) provides more than $2.5 billion annually to the states for a federal-state vocational rehabilitation (VR) program to help individuals with disabilities become employed.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed three agencies' annual performance plans to determine whether the plans met congressional requirements, focusing on: (1) which aspects of congressional information needs were met by the agency's annual performance plan or some other source; (2) where...
Pursuant to congressional requests, GAO provided information on federal investment trends and estimates of future outlays for investments through fiscal year 2002. GAO did not independently verify this information but traced totals to published budget documents.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Education's implementation of voluntary separation incentives, or buyouts, focusing on whether the buyouts met the requirements and purpose of the Federal Workforce Restructuring Act of 1994.