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The Department of Labor (Labor) awards national emergency grants to states and local areas to provide assistance to workers who lose their jobs because of major economic dislocations or disasters. Most grants awarded are regular grants to assist workers affected by plant closings or mass layoffs.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on: (1) the status of the Department of Labor's efforts to improve the Davis-Bacon Act wage determination process; and (2) whether the changes Labor is making are likely to address the timeliness and accuracy of wage determinations.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the reauthorization of the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), focusing on the: (1) effect of the hold harmless provision on allocating funds to where needy elderly live; and (2) impact of the annual appropriations statutes on the distribution...
GAO reviewed the audit report of the National Safety Council for the year ended June 30, 1980, to determine whether the report complied with the financial reporting requirements for federally chartered corporations. The audit report was prepared by a firm of certified public accountants.