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Department and PART program name Program summary
Department of Labor
Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Serves those who have contracted illness due to exposure to toxic
Program substances or radiation while working at nuclear weapons and related
covered facilities. Provides lump-sum compensation and health benefits to
eligible Department of Energy nuclear weapons workers, or the survivors of
Job Corps Provides intensive education and training services to disadvantaged youth
ages 16-24. These services are intended to help eligible youth obtain jobs,
seek further education, or enter the military. The program serves
approximately 60,000 youth nationwide through 122 centers, most of which
Occupational Safety and Health Administration Works to ensure, for every working person in the nation, safe and healthful
working conditions. Implements the Occupational Safety and Health Act of
1970 by setting and enforcing standards, outreach and education,
cooperative programs and compliance assistance.
Unemployment Insurance Administration State Grants Assists states in operating their unemployment insurance programs, which
provide temporary income support to unemployed workers. States determine
eligibility for benefits, which are financed through state-levied taxes. The
Department of Labor funds the administrative expenses of these state
Workforce Investment Act-Migrant and Seasonal Provides competitive grants to fund training, employment, and other services
Farmworkers to help economically disadvantaged farmworkers and their families. Through
these services, the program seeks to help them achieve economic self-
sufficiency by strengthening their ability to gain stable employment.
Department of Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Traffic Provides air traffic control services to guide aircraft in and out of airports
Organization-Terminal Programs across the country.
FAA Air Traffic Organization-Technical Operations Maintains and modernizes equipment needed in the national airspace
system to deliver air traffic services. It fields, repairs, and maintains a
network of complex equipment, including radars, instrument landing
systems, radio beacons, runway lighting, and computer systems.
Federal Transit Administration New Starts Provides financial support for locally planned and operated public transit
through competitive, discretionary capital investment grant transit projects
including commuter rail, light rail, heavy rail, bus rapid transit, trolleys and
Highway Infrastructure Provides financial grants and technical assistance to states to construct,
maintain, and improve the performance of the nation's highway system in
accordance with federal policy goals.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration- Advances highway safety through research and regulations concerning
Operations and Research vehicle technologies and human behavior. Focuses on researching vehicle
and behavioral safety countermeasures, issuing vehicle safety regulations,
and investigating vehicle defects.
Source: GAO analysis of selected PART assessments.
GAO-10-394 Streamlining Government
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