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ETA-Related GAO Reports
Below is a chronological list of GAO Reports of particular interest to ETA. Clicking the hyperlink will open the GAO Report in Adobe PDF format and allow you to read and save the report to your computer. Only reports in their final, published form have been included below. If you need information on a report that is not listed or want to view other GAO Reports not related to ETA, visit the GAO Web site.

2001

November
  • Older Workers:
    Demographic Trends Pose Challenges for Employers and Workers.
    GAO-02-85

October
  • Workforce Investment Act:
    Better Guidance Needed to Address Concerns Over New Requirements.
    GAO-02-72
  • Welfare Reform:
    More Coordinated Federal Effort Could Help States and Localities Move TANF Recipients With Impairments Toward Employment.
    GAO-02-37
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2002

December
  • Welfare Reform:
    Job Access Program Improves Local Service Coordination, But Evaluation Should Be Completed.
  • Business Tax Incentives:
    Incentives to Employ Workers with Disabilities Receive Limited Use and Have an Uncertain Impact.

November

  • Workforce Investment Act:
    States' Spending Is On Track, But Better Guidance Would Improve Financial Reporting.

September

  • Charitable Choice:
    Federal Guidance on Statutory Provisions Could Improve Consistency of Implementation.
    GAO-02-887
  • High Skills Training:
    Grants from H-1B Visa Fees Meet Specific Workforce Needs, But at Varying Skill Levels.
    GAO-02-881

July
  • Workforce Investment Act:
    States and Localities Increasingly Coordinate Services for TANF Clients, But Better Information Needed On Effective Coordination Approaches.
    GAO-02-696

May
  • Workforce Investment Act:
    Coordination of TANF Services Through One-Stops Has Increased Despite Challenges.
    GAO-02-739T

April
  • Workforce Investment Act:
    Youth Provisions Promote New Service Strategies But Additional Guidance Would Enhance Program.
    GAO-02-413

February
  • Workforce Investment Act:
    Improvements Needed In Performance Measures to Provide More Accurate Picture of WIA's Effectiveness.
    GAO-02-275
  • Workforce Investment Act:
    Better Guidance and Revised Funding Formula Would Enhance Dislocated Worker Program.
    GAO-02-274
  • Workforce Investment Act:
    Improvements Needed In Performance Measures to Provide More Accurate Picture of WIA's Effectiveness.
    GAO-02-275
  • Workforce Investment Act:
    Better Guidance and Revised Funding Formula Would Enhance Dislocated Worker Program.
    GAO-02-274
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2003

September
  • H-1B Foreign Workers:
    Better Tracking Needed to Help Determine H-1B Program's Effects on U.S. Workforce.
    GAO-03-883
  • The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act:
    Revising the Act and Educational Materials Could Clarify Employer Responsibilities and Employee Rights.
    GAO-03-1003

August
  • Workforce Investment Act:
    Potential Effects of Alternative Formulas on State Allocations.
    GAO-03-1043

July
  • Special Education:
    Federal Actions Can Assist States in Improving Postsecondary Outcomes for Youth.
    GAO-03-773

June
  • Workforce Investment Act:
    One-Stop Centers Implemented Strategies to Strengthen Services and Partnerships, But More Research and Information is Needed.
    GAO-03-725
  • Transportation-Disadvantaged Populations:
    Some Coordination Efforts Among Programs Providing Transportation Services,
    but Obstacles Persist.
    GAO-03-697

May
  • Transportation-Disadvantaged Populations:
    Many Federal Programs Fund Transportation Services, but Obstacles to Coordination Persist.
    GAO-04-282

April
  • Multiple Employment and Training Programs:
    Funding and Performance Measures for Major Programs.
    GAO-03-589
  • Workforce Investment Act:
    Issues Related to Allocation Formulas for Youth, Adults, and Dislocated Workers
    GAO-03-636

February
  • Older Workers:
    Policies of Other Nations to Increase Labor Force Participation.
    GAO-03-307
  • Workforce Training:
    Employed Workers Programs Focus on Business Needs, But Revised Performance Measures Could Improve Access for Some Workers.
    GAO-03-353

January
  • Major Management Challenges and Program Risks:
    Department of Labor.
    GAO-03-106
  • Older Workers:
    Employment Assistance Focuses On Subsidized Jobs and Job Search, But Revised Performance Measures Could Improve Access to Other Services.
    GAO-03-350
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2004

September
  • Trade Adjustment Assistance:
    Reforms Have Accelerated Training Enrollment, but implementation Challenges Remain.

August
  • Transportation-Disadvantaged Seniors:
    Efforts to Enhance Senior Mobility Could Benefit from Additional Guidance and Information (replaces study #542029)

June
  • Workforce Investment Act:
    States and Local Areas Have Developed Strategies to Assess performance, but Labor Could Do More to Help
    GAO-04-657

May
  • National Emergency Grants:
    Labor Is Instituting Changes to Improve Award Process, but Further Actions Are Required to Expedite Grant Awards and Improve Data
    GAO-04-496

February
  • Workforce Training:
    Almost Half of States Fund Worker Training and Employment Placement through Employer Taxes and Most Coordinate with Federally Funded Programs.
    GAO-04-282
  • Workforce Investment Act:
    Labor Actions Can Help States Improve Quality of Performance Outcome Data and Delivery of Youth Services
    GAO-04-308
  • Transportation-Disadvantaged Populations:
    Federal Agencies Are Taking Steps to Assist States and Local Agencies in Coordinating Transportation Services
    GAO-04-420R
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2005

December
  • Survey of Youth Opportunity Grant Program Directors
    GAO-06-56SP

November
  • WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT:
    Labor and States have Taken Actions to Improve Data Quality, but Additional Steps Are Needed
    GAO-06-82

September
  • Managing for Results:
    Enhancing Agency Use of Performance Information for Management Decision Making
    GAO-05-927

August
  • ALASKA NATIVE VILLAGES:
    Recent Federal Assistance Exceeded $3 Billion, With Most Provided to Regional Nonprofits
    GAO-05-719

July
  • WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT:
    Substantial Funds Are Used for Training, but Little Is Known Nationally About Training Outcomes
    GAO-05-650

June
  • Better Data Is Needed to Assess Reemployment Services to Claimants
    GAO-05-650
  • WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT:
    Labor Should Consider Alternative Approaches to Implement New Performance and Reporting. Background: In a period of significant budget constraints, it is more vital than ever for federal programs to have good performance information.
    GAO-05-539

March
  • Employers are aware of, using, and satisfied with One-Stop Services but more data could help Labor better address employer needs.
    GAO-05-259
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2006

December
  • Trade Adjustment Assistance:
    New Program for Farmers Provides Some Assistance, but Has Had Limited Participation and Low Program Expenditures

September

July
June

May

April

February
  • Veterans Employment and Training Service:
    Greater Accountability and Other Labor Actions Needed to Better Serve Veterans
    GAO-06-357T

January
  • Veterans Employment and Training Service: Labor Actions Needed to Improve Accountability and Help States Implement Reforms to Veterans' Employment Services
    GAO-06-076
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2007

November
  • Trade Adjustment Assistance:
    States Have Fewer Training Funds Available than Labor Estimates When Both Expenditures and Obligations Are Considered

September

July

June
May

March
February

January
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2008

May
  • Veterans' Benefits: Increased Focus on Evaluation and Accountability Would Enhance Training and Performance Management for Claims Processors.
  • Federal Disability Programs:
    More Strategic Coordination Could Help Overcome Challenges to Needed Transformation

April January
  • Posthearing:
    Questions Related to Federal Agencies' Activities regarding the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
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