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NCJ Number: 68109 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: US (UNITED STATES) INCOME SECURITY SYSTEM NEEDS LEADERSHIP, POLICY AND EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: US Comptroller General
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 163
Sponsoring Agency: Azimuth Inc.
Fairmont, WV 26554
US Comptroller General
Washington, DC 20548
Sale Source: Azimuth Inc.
1000 Technology Drive, Suite 3120
Fairmont, WV 26554
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE FINDINGS OF THE INCOME SECURITY TASK FORCE (COMPTROLLER GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES) WITH REGARD TO THE U.S. INCOME SECURITY SYSTEM ARE PRESENTED.
Abstract: THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY WAS TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE INTERRELATION OF INDIVIDUAL INCOME SECURITY PROGRAMS, IDENTIFY THE TRENDS AND FORCES THAT SHAPE AND CHANGE THE PROGRAMS, AND PROVIDE A FRAMEWORK FOR THE CURRENT DEBATE ABOUT SYSTEMS PROBLEMS AND REFORM OPPORTUNITIES. THE TASK FORCE REVIEWED AND SELECTIVELY DREW FACTUAL DATA FROM THE EXTENSIVE AVAILABLE LITERATURE WITH AN EMPHASIS ON FEDERAL INCOME SECURITY PROGRAMS. CONGRESSIONAL AND EXECUTIVE BRANCH OFFICIALS, INTEREST GROUPS REPRESENTATIVES, ACADEMICIANS, AND STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS IN CALIFORNIA AND WASHINGTON WERE INTERVIEWED. THE CONCLUSIONS DRAWN FROM A MULTITUDE OF INDIVIDUAL FINDINGS EMPHASIZE SIX PRIMARY BARRIERS TO THE AMERICAN SECURITY SYSTEM AND TO THE DESIGN OF ACCEPTABLE SYSTEMS ALTERNATIVES: (1) LACK OF COMPREHENSIVE NATIONAL INCOME SECURITY POLICY, (2) FUNDAMENTAL DISAGREEMENT ABOUT THE DEFINITION OF THE INCOME SECURITY SYSTEM AND WHAT IT SHOULD INCLUDE, (3) LACK OF A 'SYSTEMS VIEW' (I.E., EACH PROGRAM IS MANAGED INDIVIDUALLY), (4) INABILITY TO GRASP THE SYSTEM'S NET EFFECTS DUE TO DATA AND REPORTING DEFICIENCIES, (5) PRESSURE GROUPS RESISTING CHANGE, AND (6) LACK OF A CENTRAL COORDINATING BODY PROVIDING TOTAL SYSTEM LEADERSHIP. THE TASK FORCE RECOMMENDS THAT CONGRESS CREATE A NATIONAL BODY, SUCH AS A NATIONAL INCOME SECURITY COMMISSION, TO PROVIDE CENTRAL SYSTEM LEADERSHIP AND TO REMEDY EXISTING DEFECTS. THE ARTICLE INCLUDES NUMEROUS APPENDIXES, REPRINTING GAO REPORTS, INCOME SECURITY PROGRAMS, AND ALTERNATIVE DEFINITIONS OF INCOME SECURITY. (SAJ)
Index Term(s): Abuse of authority; Commission reports; Federal programs; Reform; US Government Accountability Office (GAO)
Note: REPORT TO THE CONGRESS BY THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES
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