ERIC Number: ED476354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Multiple Employment and Training Programs: Funding and Performance Measures for Major Programs. Report to Congressional Requesters.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.
The General Accounting Office (GAO) surveyed officials in nine federal agencies regarding the following aspects of the employment and training programs they administered: funding levels; types and numbers of participants; services provided; and outcome measures. The 9 agencies were administering 44 programs providing a range of employment and training services. Although many programs were the same as those included in a similar study conducted in 2000, 10 programs were newly identified and 6 previously identified programs were no longer included because they had been discontinued. Collectively, appropriations for the programs remained relatively constant between 1999 and 2002, totaling $30 billion in 2002, with roughly $12 billion used for employment and training activities. The programs served a total of 20 million individuals, with about 75% of the programs focusing primarily on a single target population. Native Americans, veterans, and youth were among the most frequently cited target populations. Nearly all programs reported tracking at least one outcome measure. (Appendixes constituting more than 90% of the document contain an update on employment and training programs and tables devoted to the following items: federally funded employment and training programs by agency; appropriations; estimated numbers of service recipients; programs requiring beneficiaries to be economically disadvantaged in fiscal 1999 or 2002; outcome measures; population groups served by employment and training programs; and services provided by employment and training programs.) (MN)
Descriptors: Accountability, Adult Education, American Indians, Budgets, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Finance, Employment Programs, Employment Services, Enrollment Trends, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Job Training, Measurement Techniques, Performance, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Veterans, Vocational Education, Youth
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015 (first copy free; additional copies $2.00 each; 100 or more: 25% discount). For full text: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d03589.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.