Economics and Statistics Administration (1 - 8 of 8 items)
Human Capital: Implementing Pay for Performance at Selected Personnel Demonstration Projects
GAO-04-83: Published: Jan 23, 2004. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 2004.
There is a growing understanding that the federal government needs to fundamentally rethink its current approach to pay and to better link pay to individual and organizational performance. Federal agencies have been experimenting with pay for performance through the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) personnel demonstration projects. GAO identified the approaches that selected personnel demons...
Information Security: Software Change Controls at the Department of Commerce
AIMD-00-187R: Published: Jun 30, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed software change controls at the Department of Commerce, focusing on: (1) whether key controls as described in agency policies and procedures regarding software change authorization, testing, and approval complied with federal guidance; and (2) the extent to which agencies contracted for year 2000 remediation of mission-critical systems and involved...
Medicaid: Demographics of Nonenrolled Children Suggest State Outreach Strategies
HEHS-98-93: Published: Mar 20, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on children who are eligible for Medicaid but are not enrolled, focusing on: (1) the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of children who qualify for Medicaid, and identifying groups in which uninsured children are concentrated and to whom outreach efforts might be expected; (2) the reasons these children are not enrolled in Medicaid; and...
Measuring Performance: The Advanced Technology Program and Private-Sector Funding
RCED-96-47: Published: Jan 11, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the impact of the Advanced Technology Program (ATP), focusing on whether: (1) research projects would have been funded by the private sector if they had not received ATP funding; and (2) ATP aids in the formation of joint ventures.GAO found that, based on a survey of 123 ATP applicants that submitted highly rated bids between 1990 and 1993: (1) 89...
Federal and State Officials Views on the Operations of Five Federal/State Cooperative Statistical Programs
GGD-80-71: Published: Jun 2, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1980.
Historically, Federal-State cooperative statistical programs have lacked Federal policy guidelines. It has been recognized that the need for joint Federal-State participation is a condition to successful policy development. The views of Federal and State officials were obtained in 10 States operating statistical programs that produce data on employment, occupational injuries and illnesses, populat...
Collection and Publication of Statistics on Nation's Hispanic Population
GGD-79-5: Published: Dec 7, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1978.
Federal agency efforts to implement P.L. 94-311 which mandates that executive branch agencies improve the collection and publication of statistics on the Nation's Hispanic population were reviewed. Of the agencies mentioned in the law, the Departments of Labor, Commerce, and Health, Education, and Welfare have adopted policies which will improve the statistical visibility of the Nation's Spanish-o...
Better Guidance and Controls Are Needed To Improve Federal Surveys of Attitudes and Opinions
GGD-78-24: Published: Sep 15, 1978. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1978.
Attitude surveys and public opinion polls are used to obtain data, by means of interviews or questionnaires, from scientifically selected members of a specified universe. As information collection activities, opinion polls and attitude surveys are subject to the forms clearance provisions of the Federal Reports Act. As statistical surveys, they are subject to the standards and guidelines promulgat...