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ERIC Number: ED170420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb-20
Reference Count: 0
More Effective Management is Needed to Improve the Quality of the Summer Youth Employment Program. Report by the Comptroller General of the United States.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
Assessed in this report is the Department of Labor's Summer Program for Economically Disadvantaged Youth. It is asserted that the future employability of many of the most needy youths was not improved because the Department's efforts to assure that State and local governments were operating quality programs were not successful at the sites visited by the General Accounting Office. Poor administration by the Department and by local program operators is cited as the major reason why many youths, mostly at the urban locations, were not exposed to the real world of work. It is also charged that the allocations of funds were based on the desire to maintain prior year enrollment levels rather than on the eligible populations' economic needs and the quality of past programs. Another problem cited is that local operators often failed to target recruiting efforts to youths most in need. A recommendation proposed by this report is that Congress, before considering any expansion of the program, assure itself that the Department of Labor has taken corrective actions. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Economically Disadvantaged, Employment Opportunities, Federal Programs, Job Training, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Rural Areas, Summer Programs, Urban Areas, Work Experience Programs, Youth Programs
U.S. General Accounting Office, Distribution Section, Room 1518, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20548 (Free)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.