ERIC Number: ED256898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr-22
Reference Count: N/A
Concerns within the Job Training Community over Labor's Ability to Implement the Job Training Partnership Act.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.
A study examined the role of the U.S. Department of Labor in implementing the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA). Staff from the General Accounting Office (GAO) interviewed officials from the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and Office of Inspector General (OIG); ETA regional officials in four cities; state JTPA officials in five States; and officials from the National Alliance of Business, the National Association of Counties, the National Conference of State Legislatures, and the National Governors' Association. Those interviewed expressed concern that the May 1984 reduction-in-force (RIF) at ETA has resulted in low staff morale, lost program expertise among ETA staff, and lost program efficiency and program delays. Concern was also expressed over the fact that the States have received only limited policy guidance from ETA while, at the same time, having been subject to close scrutiny through audits and evaluations by OIG, ETA, and the GAO. (Attachments to this report include four tables and seven figures detailing the effects of the May 1984 RIF and resulting reorganization at ETA.) (MN)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Agency Role, Delivery Systems, Educational Legislation, Employment Programs, Federal Legislation, Federal State Relationship, Job Layoff, National Surveys, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Public Agencies, Public Policy, Reduction in Force
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982