ERIC Number: ED372269
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
JOBS and JTPA. Tracking Spending, Outcomes, and Program Performance. Report to the Chairman, Committee on Labor and Human Resources, U.S. Senate.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Health, Education, and Human Services Div.
The General Accounting Office examined the spending, outcomes, and performance of the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) and Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) programs. Federal expenditure data were analyzed, legislation and regulations specifying data collection/reporting requirements and performance standards for the programs were reviewed, and officials at the Departments of Health and Human Services and Labor were interviewed. JOBS and JTPA program services were often interrelated at the local level; however, the extent to which the two programs rely on each other for services could not be determined. JOBS and JTPA spending patterns were fairly similar. In the program year ending in 1992, JOBS spent 62% of its funds on education and training (E&T), 19% on participant support, and 20% on administration, whereas JTPA spend 74% of its funds on E&T, 11% on participant support, and 16% on administration. When the expenditures for the child care guaranteed to all JOBS participants were included, however, the percentage of JOBS funds spent on E&T decreased to 44%, the percentage spent on participant support increased to 42%, and the percentage spent on administration decreased to 14%. (Appended is a table detailing JOBS and JTPA expenditure categories. In addition six tables and three figures are included. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Comparative Analysis, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Legislation, Employment Programs, Expenditures, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Job Training, Outcomes of Education, Program Costs, Program Effectiveness, State Federal Aid, Tables (Data)
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