S 1104

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 1104

To require regular audits of, and improvements to, the Transition Assistance Program.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 26, 2011

Mr. CASEY introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


A BILL

To require regular audits of, and improvements to, the Transition Assistance Program.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the `Veteran Transition Assistance Program Audit Act of 2011'.

SEC. 2. AUDITS OF THE TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

    (a) Contract- The Secretary of Labor shall enter into a contract for audits of the Transition Assistance Program carried out under chapter 58 of title 10, United States Code. The Secretary of Labor shall enter into such contract with a private organization not affiliated with the program, and shall ensure that the audits are conducted not less often than once every 3 years.

    (b) Audit- In conducting such an audit, the organization shall measure the effectiveness of the Transition Assistance Program, and identify any measures needed to improve the effectiveness of the program.

    (c) Report- At the conclusion of each audit, the organization shall prepare a report containing the findings resulting from the audit, and recommendations for improving the effectiveness of the program. The organization shall submit the report to the Secretary of Labor, the other Secretaries referred to in section 1144 of title 10, United States Code, the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Veterans' Affairs of the House of Representatives, and the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Veterans' Affairs of the Senate.

    (d) Improvements- The Secretary of Labor, in conjunction with the other Secretaries, shall review the report and shall implement any measures needed to improve the effectiveness of the Transition Assistance Program.

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