ERIC Number: ED372270
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Multiple Employment Training Programs. Overlap among Programs Raises Questions about Efficiency. Report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, Committee on Appropriations, U.S. Senate.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Health, Education, and Human Services Div.
A study examined the types and extent of overlap among federal employment and training (E&T) programs targeting economically disadvantaged persons, dislocated workers, older workers, and youth. Of 38 programs analyzed, 30 shared common goals, had comparable clients, provided similar services, and used parallel delivery mechanisms and administrative structures with at least one other program such that the programs could be described as overlapping. Of the 30 programs in question, 7 served economically disadvantaged persons, 9 targeted dislocated workers, 4 targeted older workers, and 10 targeted youth. The remaining eight programs shared some characteristics but were sufficiently different to not be categorized as overlapping. At the local level, sharing of resources and provision of assistance to clients while those clients were enrolled in other programs was sometimes so prevalent that it was difficult to determine which program was providing services to the client. (Twenty-one tables are included. Appendixes constituting approximately 50% of this document include the following: a list of federal E&T programs by target group and proposed FY94 funding levels; proposed FY94 funding by target group; and information on 9 programs targeting economically disadvantaged persons, 9 programs targeting dislocated workers, 4 programs targeting older workers, and 16 programs targeting youth.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Delivery Systems, Dislocated Workers, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Legislation, Employment Programs, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Job Training, Older Adults, Older Workers, Program Effectiveness, Redundancy, Retraining, Shared Resources and Services, State Federal Aid, Tables (Data), Unemployment, Vocational Education, Youth Employment, Youth Programs
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Health, Education, and Human Services Div.