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Author: Daniel Bertoni
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: training, experienced, claims, processors, improve, oversight, disability, benefits, expanded, veterans
Number of Pages: 51
Published: 2010-08
ISBN-10: 143793305X
ISBN-13: 9781437933055

The Veterans' Benefits Improvement Act of 2008 (P.L. 110-389) mandated an evaluation of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) training for disability claims processors. This report answers the following two questions: (1) How appropriate is the training provided to experienced disability claims processors? (2) How adequate is the Veterans Benefits Administration's (VBA) monitoring and assessment of this training? To address these questions, the auditor conducted a web-based survey of a nationally representative sample of claims processors, interviewed VBA headquarters and regional office off
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Author: Daniel Bertoni
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: performance, training, management, claims, processors, enhance, accountability, benefits, increased, focus, evaluation, veterans
Number of Pages: 64
Published: 2008-09-01
ISBN-10: 1437906117
ISBN-13: 9781437906110

Faced with an increase in disability claims, the Veterans Benefits Admin. (VBA) is hiring a large number of new claims processing staff. This report determines: (1) What training is provided to new and experienced claims processors and how uniform is this training?; (2) To what extent has VBA planned this training strategically, and how well is the training designed, implemented, and evaluated?; (3) To what extent is the performance mgmt. system for claims processors consistent with generally accepted practices? Researchers reviewed VBA policies and training curricula; interviewed VBA central
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Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: retail, farmers, processors, consumers, food, impact, meat, supply, chain, economic, supermarkets
Number of Pages: 115
Published: 2006-09-21
ISBN-10: 9264028889
ISBN-13: 9789264028883

This volume examines developments in the food economy, focusing on the economic impacts of increasing retailer concentration on consumers, processors and farmers. The document estimates retail market power and assesses price transmission in the beef, pork and poultry supply chains of Canada, the Czech Republic, Japan and the Netherlands. In addition, farm marketing strategies are examined in three case studies: retail versus other labelling in the Belgian pork and beef supply chains; producer organisation in Dutch horticulture; and contract rearing in livestock production in the EU.
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Author: Thomas Yost
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: agency, order, protection, environmental, processors, inc, petro
Number of Pages: 14
Published:
ISBN-10: 1457813513
ISBN-13: 9781457813511
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Author: Frank Bunte
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Keywords: retail, farmers, processors, consumers, food, impact, meat, supply, chain, economic, supermarkets
Number of Pages: 115
Published: 2006-01
ISBN-10: 9264028870
ISBN-13: 9789264028876

This volume examines developments in the food economy, focusing on the economic impacts of increasing retailer concentration on consumers, processors and farmers. The document estimates retail market power and assesses price transmission in the beef, pork and poultry supply chains of Canada, the Czech Republic, Japan and the Netherlands. In addition, farm marketing strategies are examined in three case studies: retail versus other labelling in the Belgian pork and beef supply chains; producer organization in Dutch horticulture; and contract rearing in livestock production in the EU.--Publisher
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Author: Peter Fellows
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Keywords: vegetable, processors, fruit, scale, small, guidelines
Number of Pages: 216
Published: 1997
ISBN-10: 9251040419
ISBN-13: 9789251040416
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Author: Kristen Markley
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: agents, agricultural, professionals, extension, cooperative, value, sustainability, guidebook, adding
Number of Pages: 112
Published: 1998-04
ISBN-10: 078818993X
ISBN-13: 9780788189937

Designed to provide Cooperative Extension agents & other agriculture professionals a background on small-scale processing enterprise development in order to educate producers, processors, & communities. Discusses the concept of value-adding & how it contributes to sustainable agriculture. Introduces four enterprise owners who share their experiences with small- scale processing, & presents a description of issues involved in the start-up of a small-scale processing business, including the technical aspects of small-scale processing enterprises. Discusses efforts where processors & community me
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