ERIC Number: ED367840
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Multiple Employment Training Programs. Conflicting Requirements Hamper Delivery of Services. Report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Employment and Productivity, Committee on Labor and Human Resources, U.S. Senate.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Health, Education, and Human Services Div.
The General Accounting Office reviewed the eligibility requirements and annual operating cycles of 38 programs providing employment training (ET) assistance to economically disadvantaged, older, younger, and dislocated workers at a cost of $8.1 billion. The review confirmed that conflicting eligibility requirements and differences in annual operating cycles are hampering the ability of programs to provide participants with needed services. Recommendations called for standardizing all terms related to income definitions, standardizing the term "job loss," and developing standard income- and age-related eligibility criteria so as to facilitate coordination among agencies and between the different levels of government. (Appendixes constituting over 80% of this document include the following: a list of federal ET programs and their proposed FY94 funding levels by agency, statistics regarding the four target groups included in the analysis, eligibility standards for economically disadvantaged persons, age requirements in older worker programs, lower and upper age limits for youth programs, definitions of job loss among dislocated worker programs, programs' annual operating cycles, and a list of major contributors to this report.) (MN)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Conflict, Coordination, Delivery Systems, Dislocated Workers, Economically Disadvantaged, Eligibility, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Job Training, Older Adults, Operations Research, Program Implementation, Public Policy, Tables (Data), Young Adults
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015 (first copy free; additional copies $2 each; 100 or more: 25% discount).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Health, Education, and Human Services Div.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982