Other, Independent Agencies (21 - 30 of 45 items)
Resolution Trust Corporation: Stronger Information Technology Leadership Needed
IMTEC-90-76: Published: Jul 23, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1990.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed: (1) the adequacy of key components of the Resolution Trust Corporation's (RTC) information resources management (IRM); and (2) the RTC Oversight Board's role in reviewing current and planned use of information resources.GAO found that: (1) RTC lacked central leadership in agency IRM activities, and there were no clear lines of accountability, au...
Status of GAO's Review of Estimates of the Soviet Economy
T-NSIAD-90-55: Published: Jul 16, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1990.
GAO discussed its review of the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) estimates and analyses of the size of the Soviet Union's economy. GAO noted that: (1) Western economists widely used the CIA estimate as a detailed alternative to the Soviet Union's problematic official estimates; (2) CIA estimated the Soviet gross national product (GNP) for a base year and then calculated real growth rates for ot...
Trends in the Number of Strikes and Use of Permanent Strike Replacements in the 1980s
T-HRD-90-41: Published: Jun 13, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1990.
GAO discussed the practice of hiring permanent employees to replace striking workers, based on data it obtained from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and on information it obtained through interviews with employers and union representatives. GAO noted that: (1) the number of strikes in the United States from 1980 through 1989 annually averaged 1,250, about half the annual average num...
[Request for Clarification and Expansion of GAO Views on the Chadha Decision]
B-196854.3: Published: Mar 19, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the impact of the Chadha decision on the appropriations process. GAO focused on the implications of the decision for reprogrammings, committee vetoes, committee approvals, deferrals, and rescissions. GAO suggested that the use of line item appropriations and riders on appropriations acts, rather than after the fact involvement by Congress, would e...
Legislative Branch: Parental Leave Practices and Child Care Services
HRD-90-12: Published: Nov 14, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Senate staff parental leave policies and procedures, and child care services within the Legislative Branch.GAO noted that: (1) most Senate offices and committees surveyed had paternal and maternal leave policies; (2) the Legislative Branch treated paternal and maternal leave as distinct leave categories; (3) Senate committee parental...
GAO Observations on OPM's June 1988 Initiative to Recruit and Hire Into the Public Service
T-GGD-88-48: Published: Jul 12, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1988.
GAO discussed the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) proposed initiative for recruiting and hiring federal employees. GAO noted that OPM: (1) stopped using the Professional and Administrative Career Examination (PACE) to rate, rank, and hire entry-level employees in 1982, after a lawsuit charged that PACE discriminated against minorities; (2) plans to work with federal personnel managers and P...
[Comments on Incarcerated GPO Employee's Backpay Claim]
B-229264: Published: Feb 23, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1988.
No summary is currently available...
Public Affairs and Congressional Affairs Activities of Federal Agencies
GGD-86-24: Published: Feb 14, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined: (1) federal executive agencies' public relations budgets and the number of employees involved in these activities; and (2) the extent to which key agency public relations officials meet with each other or with White House staff or Executive Office of the President (EOP) staff to coordinate public information efforts.Public affairs involves effor...
[Questions Concerning the Appeals Process Available to GAO Employees]
B-167710: Published: Aug 22, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO presented specific responses to questions concerning a bill that proposes to extend the Merit Systems Protection Board appeal rights to employees in the extended service, including GAO employees. GAO believes that its employees should be excluded from the provisions of the bill since the General Accounting Office Personnel Act created a Personnel Appeals...
ACTION's Hiring and Use of Certain Noncareer Employees and Other Personnel Matters
125192: Sep 21, 1984
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its report on the hiring practices of ACTION and the use of certain noncareer employees and other personnel matters. The report found that: (1) the largest ACTION noncareer employee group was appointed in compliance with Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and separate executive order authorizations; (2) ACTION complied with the continuing resolu...