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Federal Workforce: Lessons Learned for Engaging Millennials and Other Age Groups
GAO-16-880T: Published: Sep 29, 2016. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2016.
Employees 39 years of age and younger represented approximately 45 percent of the United States employed civilian labor force and about 30 percent of the civilian federal workforce in fiscal year 2014. This group includes the millennial generation. The percent of millennials within the federal workforce varies by agency and agencies that have high rates of retirement eligibility also tend to have...
Inspectors General: Reporting on Independence, Effectiveness, and Expertise
GAO-11-770: Published: Sep 21, 2011. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 2011.
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) required GAO to report on the relative independence, effectiveness, and expertise of the inspectors general (IG) established by the IG Act of 1978, as amended (IG Act), including IGs appointed by the President with Senate confirmation and those appointed by their agency heads in designated federal entities (DFE). GAO wa...
High Speed Rail: Learning From Service Start-ups, Prospects for Increased Industry Investment, and Federal Oversight Plans
GAO-10-625: Published: Jun 17, 2010. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 2010.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) and subsequent appropriations have dramatically increased federal funds available for high speed intercity passenger rail from $120 million in fiscal year 2008 and fiscal year 2009 combined to $10.5 billion available in fiscal year 2010. Other issues, such as developing industry capacity to supply rail equipment and fostering multiyear publ...
Human Capital: Diversity in the Federal SES and Processes for Selecting New Executives
GAO-09-110: Published: Nov 26, 2008. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 2008.
A diverse Senior Executive Service (SES), which generally represents the most experienced segment of the federal workforce, can be an organizational strength by bringing a wider variety of perspectives and approaches to policy development and implementation, strategic planning, problem solving, and decision making. In a January 2003 report (GAO-03-34), GAO provided data on career SES members by ra...
Financial Audit: Guidance for Auditing Federal Employee and Veteran Benefit Payable Actuarial Estimates
GAO-06-768R: Published: Jun 29, 2006. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2006.
In our role as principal auditor of the consolidated financial statements of the U.S. government (CFS), we plan to use the work of the inspectors general and contracted independent public accountants who audit the agency-level financial statements. The development of the joint PCIE/GAO Financial Audit Manual (FAM) has provided a common framework and methodology for federal financial statement audi...
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Single-Employer Insurance Program: Long-Term Vulnerabilities Warrant 'High Risk' Designation
GAO-03-1050SP: Published: Jul 23, 2003. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 2003.
The potential losses that the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), through its single-employer insurance program, might face from the termination of underfunded plans have been a longstanding concern of the Congress and GAO. In 1990, as part of our effort to call attention to high-risk areas in the federal government, we noted that weaknesses in the single-employer insurance program's fina...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Office of Personnel Management
GAO-03-115: Published: Jan 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 2003.
This is GAO's first performance and accountability series report on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the federal government's human capital agency. OPM faces challenges in four key areas: leadership, oversight, internal management, and administration of the federal retirement and health insurance programs. The data presented in this report are intended to help sustain congressional attent...
Inspectors General: Views on Semiannual Reporting
AIMD-99-203: Published: Aug 25, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the semiannual reporting requirements contained in the Inspector General (IG) Act of 1978, focusing on the: (1) composition of the semiannual reports; and (2) views of a range of individuals--IGs, agency managers, and congressional staff--on the usefulness of the reports and what modifications, if any, should be made to the semiannual reporting req...
Year 2000 Computing Crisis: Costs and Planned Use of Emergency Funds
AIMD-99-154: Published: Apr 28, 1999. Publicly Released: May 4, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on year 2000 costs and funding at 41 federal agencies and organizations, focusing on the: (1) agency-reported year 2000 costs through fiscal year (FY) 1998 and the agency processes used to track these costs; (2) reported status of FY 1999 obligations for year 2000 activities; (3) estimated year 2000 costs for FY 1999 and the planned use...
Inspectors General: Efforts to Develop Strategic Plans
AIMD-98-112: Published: Jun 12, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on inspectors general (IG) strategic planning efforts, focusing on: (1) which IGs presently prepare strategic plans; (2) the extent to which strategic plans were consistent with the Government Performance and Results Act requirements; (3) additional information IGs included in their strategic plans; (4) the extent to which IGs used thei...