January 2005-December 2005

Report NumberRelease DateTitleAgency
05-62 12/05 A Medicaid Buy-in Program Would Increase Health Care Access for the Uninsured But Also Increase State CostsChildren and Families, Department of; Health Care Administration, Agency for
05-61 12/05 Improvements in Independent Living Services Will Better Assist State’s Struggling YouthChildren and Families, Department of
05-60 12/05 DBPR Re-Engineering Has Achieved Cost Savings, But More Can Be Done to Centralize Functions and Improve ServicesBusiness and Professional Regulation, Department of
05-59 12/05 Florida’s University Graduates Tend to Stay in the State Workforce After Completing Their DegreesEducation, Department of
05-58 12/05 Individuals with Baccalaureate Degrees Have Positive Outcomes; Increasing Production in Critical Areas Poses ChallengesEducation, Department of
05-57 12/05 Legislature Should Consider Uniform Process to Determine Appropriate Regulatory Program Funding LevelsMulti-Agency
05-56 12/05 Gender-Specific Services for Delinquent Girls Vary Across Prevention, Detention, and Probation ProgramsJuvenile Justice, Department of
05-55 12/05 2005 Annotated Listing of Legislative RecommendationsOPPAGA
05-54 11/05 The Legislature Has Several Options Available for Enhancing Rural Enterprise ZonesGovernor, Executive Office of the; Revenue, Department of
05-53 11/05 State Printing Expenditures Have Decreased, But Additional Steps Could Produce More SavingsMulti-Agency
05-52 11/05 Progress Report: Volusia County School District Making Progress, But Not Yet Eligible for the State’s Seal of Best Financial ManagementEducation, Department of; School Districts
05-51 11/05 Division of Hotels and Restaurants Improves Operations But Not Meeting Inspection GoalsBusiness and Professional Regulation, Department of
05-50 10/05 Progress Report: Lee County School District Has Implemented Best Practices and Is Eligible for State SealEducation, Department of; School Districts
05-49 10/05 Progress Report: Legislature Strengthens Pedigree Paper, Wholesaler Permit Requirements to Better Ensure Safe Prescription DrugsHealth, Department of
05-48 10/05 Progress Report: Indian River County School District Has Implemented the Best Practices and Is Eligible For the State SealEducation, Department of; School Districts
05-47 9/05 Progress Report: Child Welfare Legal Services Makes Some Improvements, But Other Changes NeededChildren and Families, Department of
05-46 9/05 Qualifications, Screening, Salaries, and Training Affect Quality and Turnover of Juvenile Justice EmployeesJuvenile Justice, Department of
05-45 8/05 Aging Resource Center Initiative Is Moving Ahead, But Needs Additional WorkChildren and Families, Department of; Elder Affairs, Department of
05-44 8/05 Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority Generally Is Performing Well; No Major Advantages to Changing the System for Providing Countywide Services
05-43 8/05 Progress Report: Osceola County School District Making Progress, But Not Yet Eligible for the State’s Seal of Best Financial ManagementEducation, Department of; School Districts
05-42 8/05 Progress Report: Initial Steps Taken to Implement TMDL Program, Too Early to Determine Water Quality ImprovementsEnvironmental Protection, Department of
05-41 8/05 Progress Report: Department of Education Improves Rules Guiding Resident Tuition DeterminationsEducation, Department of
05-40 8/05 Progress Report: After Further Delay, DCF Redesigning Child Welfare Training and Taking Steps to Clarify Case TransferChildren and Families, Department of
05-39 7/05 Disabilities Groups Should Improve Coordination, But Duplication of Activities Appears to Be LowChildren and Families, Department of; Education, Department of; Health Care Administration, Agency for; Health, Department of; Persons with Disabilities, Agency for
05-38 6/05 Progress Report: Florida Continues to Fund Out-of-State Students Placed in Private Residential FacilitiesEducation, Department of
05-37 6/05 Research Tool Available for Identifying and Examining Distressed Areas Within FloridaCommunity Affairs, Department of; Economic Opportunity, Department of; Governor, Executive Office of the; State, Department of
05-36 5/05 Progress Report: Division of Retirement Exploring Feasibility of Sharing Call Center Software; Center Hours Not ExpandedManagement Services, Department of
05-35 5/05 More Uniform Methodology Is Needed for State Agencies' Unit Cost InformationFinancial Services, Department of; Multi-Agency
05-34 5/05 Progress Report: Monroe County School District Making Progress, But Not Yet Eligible for the State's Seal of Best Financial ManagementEducation, Department of; School Districts
05-33 5/05 Progress Report: EMS Program Has Taken Little Action to Improve Provider Compliance with Safety StandardsHealth, Department of
05-32 5/05 Locals Find State Urban Revitalization Programs Useful; More Centralized Program Information Would Be HelpfulGovernor, Executive Office of the
05-31 4/05 School Districts Continue to Identify Actions to Improve School Safety Throughout StateEducation, Department of
05-30 4/05 Excess Hours at Community Colleges Warrant Attention by the Department of Education and the LegislatureEducation, Department of
05-29 4/05 Progress Report: Environmental Laboratory Privatization Expands; Process Enhancements MadeEnvironmental Protection, Department of
05-28 4/05 Progress Report: Most Options to Aid Pari-Mutuel Industry Not Implemented; Legislature Determining How to Regulate Slot MachinesBusiness and Professional Regulation, Department of
05-27 4/05 Progress Report: Department Strengthens Financial Responsibility Requirements for Phosphate Mining CompaniesEnvironmental Protection, Department of
05-26 4/05 Progress Report: Sarasota County School District Making Progress, But Not Yet Eligible for the State’s Seal of Best Financial ManagementEducation, Department of; School Districts
05-25 4/05 Florida Retirement System Pension Plan Fully Funded and Valuation Met StandardsAdministration, State Board of; Management Services, Department of
05-24 4/05 Condominium Program Should Process Complaints, Disputes Sooner and Enhance Program ServicesBusiness and Professional Regulation, Department of
05-23 4/05 Progress Report: Collier County School District Making Progress, But Not Yet Eligible for the State’s Seal of Best Financial ManagementEducation, Department of; School Districts
05-22 4/05 Charter School Review Technical ReportEducation, Department of
05-21 4/05 Charter School Performance Comparable to Other Public Schools; Stronger Accountability NeededEducation, Department of
05-20 4/05 Authorizing Community Colleges to Award Baccalaureate Degrees Is One of Several Options to Expand Access to Higher EducationEducation, Department of
05-19 4/05 Electronic Monitoring Should Be Better Targeted to the Most Dangerous OffendersCorrections, Department of; Judicial System
05-18 4/05 Progress Report: Steps Taken to Reduce Instructional Materials Costs; Additional Changes Could Benefit DistrictsEducation, Department of
05-17 3/05 The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Corporation Has Not Addressed Its Responsibilities FullyChildren and Families, Department of; Corrections, Department of; Education, Department of; Health Care Administration, Agency for; Juvenile Justice, Department of
05-16 3/05 Hillsborough County School District Has Implemented Best Practices and Is Eligible For State SealEducation, Department of; School Districts
05-15 3/05 Greater Use of Alternative Resolution Could Aid Consumer ProtectionBusiness and Professional Regulation, Department of
05-14 3/05 Vocational Rehabilitation Program’s Performance Has Been Mixed Since the Abolishment of Occupational Access and Opportunity CommissionEducation, Department of; Persons with Disabilities, Agency for
05-13 3/05 Gender-Specific Services for Delinquent Girls Vary Across Programs, But Help Reduce RecidivismJuvenile Justice, Department of
05-12 3/05 Child Welfare Transition Nearly Complete; Budget Allocation and Oversight Systems Need StrengtheningChildren and Families, Department of
05-11 3/05 Charter School Application Requirements Are Reasonable; Financial Management ProblematicEducation, Department of
05-10 3/05 Healthy Communities, Healthy People Activities Effectively Monitored, But Assessment Could ImproveHealth, Department of
05-09 2/05 Florida Can Use Several Strategies to Encourage Students to Enroll in Areas of Critical NeedEducation, Department of; Florida College System; Health, Department of
05-08 2/05 Progress Report: Office of Student Financial Assistance Improved Some Functions, But Additional Changes Would Enhance ServicesEducation, Department of
05-07 2/05 Centralizing DCF Substance Abuse and Mental Health Programs Provides Benefits But Also ChallengeChildren and Families, Department of
05-06 2/05 DOEA Has Taken Reasonable Steps to Begin the Aging Resource Center InitiativeChildren and Families, Department of; Elder Affairs, Department of; Health Care Administration, Agency for
05-05 2/05 Lake County School District Has Implemented Best Practices and Is Eligible For State SealEducation, Department of; School Districts
05-04 2/05 Miami-Dade County School District Making Progress But Not Yet Eligible for the State’s Seal of Best Financial ManagementEducation, Department of; School Districts
05-03 1/05 Continuing Certain Medicaid Options Will Increase Costs, But Benefit Recipients and the StateChildren and Families, Department of; Health Care Administration, Agency for
05-02 1/05 K-8 Schools May Help School Districts Improve Student PerformanceEducation, Department of
05-01 1/05 Economic Impact of Homelessness Is Significant; Improvements Needed at State and Local LevelsChildren and Families, Department of; Community Affairs, Department of; Corrections, Department of; Economic Opportunity, Department of