Senate panel skeptical about Job Corps solution to enrollment freeze, budget woes
Source: washington post
A top Job Corps official Tuesday acknowledged that budgeting missteps and a lack of senior-level staff members with accounting expertise contributed to the cost overruns that caused the program to freeze new enrollments in January.
Labor Department Assistant Secretary Jane Oates, who oversees the federal youth job-training program, told the Senate subcommittee on employment and workplace safety that the shortfall was due to “inadequate staffing and monitoring on the part of the Job Corps program.”
The Job Corps has run a deficit of $60 million during its current budget cycle, the Senate panel said.
Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr. (D-Pa.), who chairs the subcommittee, expressed little patience for the fiscal missteps.