ERIC Number: ED380579
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jan-18
Reference Count: N/A
Department of Labor: Opportunities To Realize Savings. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, Committee on Appropriations. House of Representatives.
Morra, Linda S.
Approximately two-thirds of the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL's) fiscal year 1995 (FY95) budget of $34.3 billion consists of mandatory spending on income maintenance programs. Of the remaining $10.7 billion financing DOL's other functions, approximately $6.9 billion is allocated to employment training activities and $2.93 billion is allocated for planned expenditures (primarily on state unemployment insurance and program administration). Reviews of DOL programs conducted in recent years have identified the following DOL-administered employment training programs as possible candidates for budget review by Congress: the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) Title IIC Program for Disadvantaged Youth, the Job Corps program, and the JTPA Title III Economic Dislocation and Worker Adjustment Assistance Act program. Each program has either received increases in FY95 funding, had some concerns raised about its effectiveness, or demonstrated difficulty in spending prior year allocations. Other possible options that Congress may consider in its efforts to realize savings by reducing DOL's budget include consolidating federal job training programs and not renewing the Targeted Jobs Tax Credit program. (Appended are a list of 37 related General Accounting Office Products and two tables detailing DOL's budget authority and funding changes in major DOL-administered employment and training programs in FY94 and FY95.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Budgeting, Budgets, Cost Effectiveness, Disadvantaged Youth, Dislocated Workers, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Job Training, Program Costs, Program Effectiveness, Public Agencies, Resource Allocation, Retraining, Vocational Education
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: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Health, Education, and Human Services Div.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Job Training Partnership Act 1982