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New GAO Reports: Higher Education and Disability, Commercial Spectrum

  • Higher Education and Disability – Improved Federal Enforcement Needed to Better Protect Students’ Rights to Testing Accommodations, GAO-12-40, November 29, 2011. “Federal enforcement of laws and regulations governing testing accommodations is largely complaint-driven and involves multiple agencies. While Justice has overall responsibility for enforcing compliance under the ADA, Education and HHS have enforcement responsibilities under the Rehabilitation Act for testing companies that receive federal financial assistance from them. Education and HHS officials said that they investigate each eligible complaint. Justice officials said they review each complaint at in-take, but they do not make a determination on every complaint because of the large volume of complaints it receives. Justice has clarified ADA requirements for testing accommodations primarily by revising its regulations, but it lacks a strategic approach to targeting enforcement.”

  • Commercial Spectrum – Plans and Actions to Meet Future Needs, Including Continued Use of Auctions, GAO-12-118, November 23, 2011
  • Border Security – Additional Steps Needed to Ensure That Officers Are Fully Trained – GAO-12-269, December 22, 2011
  • Hardrock Mining – BLM Needs to Revise Its Systems for Assessing the Adequacy of Financial Assurances, GAO-12-189R, December 12, 2011

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