Tag Archives: U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)

Threats to land managers are alarming

A report from the Governmental Accountability Office should come as no surprise to anyone who has been paying attention to public lands agencies and the resurgence of anti-government groups in recent years. Whether any meaningful action is taken to protect those who work for those agencies remains to be seen. The report by the GAO, […]
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Study: Federal public lands employees face assaults, threats

Federal employees overseeing U.S. public lands were assaulted or threatened at least 360 times over a five-year period marked by heightened tensions with anti-government groups and dwindling ranks of law enforcement officers, a congressional watchdog agency said Monday. Source: Study: Federal public lands employees face assaults, threats;

Oregon nursing home abuse not properly reported to oversight agency, report says

For 15 years, Oregon didn’t properly report violation data to federal regulators, leading to incomplete public information and less oversight. Source: Oregon nursing home abuse not properly reported to oversight agency, report says

Nationwide DNA testing backlog has nearly doubled

For 15 years, the Justice Department has tried to reduce the backlog of crime scene DNA samples awaiting testing at state and local crime labs. But despite about $1 billion in federal spending to cut the number of untested cases, the number has grown by 85 percent in the past six years, according to a […]
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Parents, legislators push for end to school violence

State will help schools screen for potential violence, promote safety tip line and prevents suicide, harassment and bullying. Source: Parents, legislators push for end to school violence

New GAO Report Highlights College-Student Hunger

A new government report highlights just how pervasive the problem is. As the costs of college have climbed, some students have gone hungry. When they’ve voiced frustration, they’ve often been ridiculed: “Ramen is cheap,” or“Just eat cereal.” But the blight of food insecurity among college students is real, and a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), […]
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Trump’s VA vowed to stop veteran suicide. Its leaders failed to spend millions set aside to reach those at risk.

The Government Accountability Office says VA spent just $57,000 of more than $6 million designated for a suicide-prevention campaign. The Trump administration said from its first days that preventing suicide was its top clinical priority for veterans. The performance of its national outreach campaign shows otherwise, though, because of a leadership vacuum at the Department […]
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452 children died on the job in the U.S. between 2003 and 2016

They weren’t even teenagers: 73 children ages 12 and younger were killed at work between 2003 and 2016, according to the Government Accountability Office. Child labor exists in the United States in the 21st century. It’s legal and widespread, but it differs enough from the work you remember from headlines and textbooks that you may […]
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Child Workers – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Children working in the agriculture industry accounted for more than half of the work-related child fatalities in the U.S. between 2003 and 2016. That’s according to a new Government Accountability Office report. We hear from Cindy Brown Barnes, director of education, workforce and income security at the GAO and from Molly McCargar, a farmer in Gervais. Source: […]
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Study: Without Medicaid expansion, poor forgo medical care

Low-income people in states that haven’t expanded Medicaid are much more likely to forgo needed medical care than the poor in other states, according to a government report released Monday amid election debates from Georgia to Utah over coverage for the needy. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office worked with the National Center for Health Statistics […]
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