ERIC Number: ED380537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jan-10
Multiple Employment Training Programs. Major Overhaul Needed To Reduce Costs, Streamline the Bureaucracy, and Improve Results. Testimony before the Committee on Labor and Human Resources. U.S. Senate.
Crawford, Clarence C.
Research conducted by the General Accounting Office (GAO) indicates that the current system of multiple employment training programs requires major overhaul to reduce costs, streamline the bureaucracy, and improve results. The current system of 163 different federal employment training programs wastes resources and confuses and frustrates clients, employers, and administrators. Only 49% of programs collect participant outcome data, and only 11% conduct effectiveness studies. As a result, most agencies do not know whether their programs are working effectively. Furthermore, the high degree of overlap among programs adds unnecessary administrative costs and raises questions about the efficiency of federal employment training programs. Significant consolidation of the 163 existing federal employment training programs is needed to create a more effective and efficient employment training system. (Appendixes contain the following: annotated bibliography of 11 GAO products about multiple employment training programs; list of federal programs providing employment training assistance in FY95; and charts detailing executive branch agencies responsible for federal employment training programs, federal employment training programs by target populations, the different annual operative cycles of different programs, and the percentage of programs collecting outcome data.) (MN)
Descriptors: Accountability, Adult Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Change Strategies, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Job Training, Policy Formation, Position Papers, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Improvement, Public Agencies, Public Policy, Redundancy
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Health, Education, and Human Services Div.