Some Federal programs are actually run by the states in order to keep some of
the Federal intrusions into everyday work and business life. This provides the
states some flexibility while trying to "be at least as effective as"
the Federally run and staffed programs. It is a benefit for most states as they
have people from the states that know the area and know how to talk and deal
with employers, employees and others involved in the processes. Federal
personnel don't know the local and regional economy and some of the intricacies
of the programs that may be somewhat different but at least as effective.
States, in many cases may have data that the Federal programs have and that can
be an excellent tracking tool to see if the programs is effective. There are
some Federal data but the analysts and programmers have not worked together to
draw up an effective way to measure "at least as effective" due to
their inability to gather data, due to regulations or funding issues. Federal
programs, in most cases are big, and uncontrollable, even in the military
services. Other programs can be better but bureauacracy always seems to have