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The Business Enterprise Program Has Improved Vendor Contract Opportunities, Training, Support, and Monitoring, Report No. 08-34, May 2008
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Consistent with OPPAGA’s recommendations, the Department of Education’s Business Enterprise Program improved its services.  The program closed or converted several unprofitable enterprises, consolidated training locations, increased entrance and completion standards, and enhanced support for new vendors.  However, vendor attrition rates continue to be very high and the program lacks useful performance measures.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 06-73 Business Enterprise Program Needs to Modify Enterprises and Improve Vendor Training, Support, and Monitoring, published in December 2006.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Blind Services
Vocational Rehabilitation

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 05-39 OPPAGA Report: Disabilities Groups Should Improve Coordination, But Duplication of Activities Appears to Be Low, published in July 2005.
  • Report No. 05-14 OPPAGA Report: Vocational Rehabilitation Program’s Performance Has Been Mixed Since the Abolishment of Occupational Access and Opportunity Commission, published in March 2005.
  • Report No. 03-51 Progress Report: Agency Implements Recommendations to Improve Vocational Rehabilitation Services, published in September 2003.
  • Report No. 02-06 Special Examination: Responsibilities Not Fulfilled by Occupational Access and Opportunity Commission; Program Performance Declines, published in January 2002.

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