Veterans' Employment and Training Service: Greater Accountability and Other Labor Actions Needed to Better Serve Veterans

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Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The number of service members leaving active duty is likely to increase by 200,000 yearly, according to the Department of Labor. To improve employment and training services for veterans and to encourage employers to hire them, Congress passed the Jobs for Veterans Act in 2002, which reformed Labor's Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program (DVOP) and Local Veterans' Employment Representative (LVER) program. This testimony summarizes GAO's recent review of progress implementing the act, including the development of new staff roles and responsibilities, incentive awards, and performance accountability system. GAO examined ... continued below

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United States. Government Accountability Office. February 2, 2006.

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Testimony issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins "The number of service members leaving active duty is likely to increase by 200,000 yearly, according to the Department of Labor. To improve employment and training services for veterans and to encourage employers to hire them, Congress passed the Jobs for Veterans Act in 2002, which reformed Labor's Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program (DVOP) and Local Veterans' Employment Representative (LVER) program. This testimony summarizes GAO's recent review of progress implementing the act, including the development of new staff roles and responsibilities, incentive awards, and performance accountability system. GAO examined (1) actions taken to improve performance and accountability since the law's enactment and any associated challenges, (2) whether available data indicate that such action has resulted in improved employment outcomes for veterans, and (3) factors affecting program oversight an accountability."

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United States. Government Accountability Office. Veterans' Employment and Training Service: Greater Accountability and Other Labor Actions Needed to Better Serve Veterans, text, February 2, 2006; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc293643/: accessed September 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.