ABSTRACT

Military and Veteran Support: Performance Goals Could Strengthen Programs that Help Servicemembers Obtain Civilian Employment, Report to Congressional Committees   [open pdf - 7MB]

From the Highlights: "Roughly 250,000 servicemembers transition from military to civilian life every year, and 45 programs across the federal government facilitate their civilian employment, according to a previous GAO [Government Accountability Office] survey. These programs provide military families-- servicemembers, veterans, spouses, and dependents--with a range of career assistance in the form of education, employment, and self-employment services. The conference report accompanying the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 included a provision for GAO to assess some of these benefits and programs. This report examines (1) the extent to which programs provided similar services to similar populations and how agencies coordinate to manage any overlap and fragmentation, and (2) agency efforts to assess program effectiveness. GAO analyzed responses to its 2018 survey of federal agency officials. The survey was administered during previous work to develop a program inventory. GAO also categorized programs by the populations served and services provided."

Report Number:
GAO-20-416
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Date:
2020-07
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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