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What GAO Found The four departments—Agriculture (USDA), Education (Education), Health and Human Services (HHS), and Labor (DOL)—and their selected components used guidance for multiple purposes, such as clarifying or interpreting regulations and providing grant administration information.
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 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.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on school officials' selection of students for a federal compensatory education program under chapter 1 of the Education Consolidation and Improvement Act of 1981 to determine: (1) whether the students met federal, state, and local selection...