ERIC Number: ED170507
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec-29
Reference Count: 0
Much More Could Be Done for Veterans in Employment and Training Programs. Report by the Comptroller General of the United States.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Improvement is needed in services offered by the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA) and the U.S. Employment Service programs to give designated classes of Armed Forces veterans special treatment. This finding is based on reviews of six city programs and national program data. "Special treatment," although required, was not defined in the act or implementing regulations. It was found that (1) sponsors' program plans varied considerably in describing special consideration provisions; (2) labor statistics on veterans served by programs were inflated; and (3) CETA and employment service program coordination was inadequate. To address these problems, some General Accounting Office recommendations to the Labor Secretary were to establish special treatment guidelines for various veteran categories; revise reporting requirements to eliminate duplicate counting of veteran participants; and direct labor regional officials to give increased emphasis to assuring that sponsors and subgrantees list all public service jobs with the Employment Service. Other recommendations were made because it was found that the U.S. Employment Service programs (regular employment service, disabled veterans outreach, on-the-job training, and mandatory job listing) have not assisted veterans to the degree they could have. Generally, the Labor Department agreed with most recommendations, but disagreed with the recommendation that veterans should frequently visit local Employment Service offices. (CSS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Department of Labor; United States
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