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DOL OIG Report Shows Need To Address Performance, Improper Payments

Improving performance and reducing improper payments always seem to be a major theme in semiannual reports to Congress issued by federal agency Offices of Inspector General (OIG). A recent semiannual report by the Department of Labor (DOL) OIG is no…

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Take Time To Review, Comment on Agency Draft Strategic Plans

Without trying to date myself, I recall that the early 1970s was an era of some truly sappy love songs. Some of the leading contenders include “Lovin’ You” by Minnie Riperton, “Muskrat Love” by the Captain and Tennille, and “Close…

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DOL Issues $140M in Grants for Senior Employment Initiatives

Sometimes we find it necessary to follow up on a blog post from earlier in the year that warrants further mention. Last March, we posted that the Department of Labor (DOL) was making $338 million in grants available for national…

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Sneak Preview: DOL Guidance Expands Services for Homeless Vets

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) Nonfederal entities providing services to homeless veterans under award programs overseen by the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS) are now required…

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Initiative Provides $5M To Train Individuals Released from Prison

It’s been played out countless times. A prisoner serves his time, gets released, realizes he has no sufficient skills to support himself, gets back in trouble with the law, then finds himself back in prison once again. The Department of…

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Sneak Preview: DOL Rules Allow Financial Report Format Decision

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook). The Department of Labor (DOL), when stipulating the requirements for financial reports from nonfederal entities, will continue to inform its recipients whether the report will be…

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DOL Provides Grants for State Unemployment Insurance Programs

Planning to cheat your state’s unemployment system? Think again. The Department of Labor this week issued more than $87 million nationwide to improve state unemployment insurance programs. The funds will allow state agencies to implement program integrity and system improvement…

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DOL Issues Some $36.7 Million for Homeless Veterans’ Job Training

One of the saddest stories in our country is the plight of U.S. veterans who, after bravely serving in our nation’s military and often fighting in foreign wars, return home to find themselves without a job and homeless. Therefore, it…

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Sneak Peek: ETA Refutes Concerns About Green Jobs Initiative

(This post is based on an upcoming article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) Despite statistics showing lagging job placements under the Department of Labor’s Green Jobs initiative, Employment and Training Administration officials stand by it and maintain that grantees will…

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