Office of Personnel Management (101 - 110 of 639 items)
Older Workers: Federal Agencies Face Challenges, but Have Opportunities to Hire and Retain Experienced Employees
GAO-08-630T: Published: Apr 30, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 2008.
The federal workforce, like the nation's workforce as a whole, is aging. As experienced employees retire, they leave behind critical gaps in leadership and institutional knowledge, increasing the challenges government agencies face in maintaining a skilled workforce. We and others have emphasized the need to hire and retain older workers as one part of a comprehensive strategy to address expected...
Human Capital: Workforce Diversity Governmentwide and at the Small Business Administration
GAO-08-725T: Published: Apr 23, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 2008.
Hispanics are the fastest-growing segment of the civilian labor force, which is defined as those 16 and older (including federal workers) who are employed or looking for work and are not in the military or institutionalized. In August 2006, GAO reported on factors affecting Hispanic representation in the federal workforce and efforts being taken by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC...
Human Capital: Diversity in the Federal SES and Senior Levels of the U.S. Postal Service and Processes for Selecting New Executives
GAO-08-609T: Published: Apr 3, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 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 decision making. In January 2003, GAO provided data on the diversity of career SES members as of October 2000 (GAO-03-34). In March 2000, GAO reported simila...
Comments on the Office of Personnel Management's February 20, 2008 Report to Congress Regarding the Retirement Systems Modernization
GAO-08-576R: Published: Mar 28, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 2008.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is modernizing the paper-intensive processes and antiquated information systems it uses to support the retirement of civilian federal employees through the Retirement Systems Modernization (RSM) program. In January 2008, we reported on the agency's management of this program, in which we noted concerns and made recommendations for improvement in four key ar...
DOD Personnel Clearances: Questions for the Record Related to the Quality and Timeliness of Clearances
GAO-08-580R: Published: Mar 25, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 2008.
On February 13, 2008, Mr. Jack Edwards--an Acting Director in our Defense Capabilities and Management team--testified before the subcommittee at a hearing on the Department of Defense (DOD) security clearance processes. This report responds to a Congressional request for additional information on that subject. Specifically, GAO was asked the following: (1) In the report that GAO issued today to th...
Financial Audit: Senate Restaurants Revolving Fund for Fiscal Years 2007 and 2006
GAO-08-463: Published: Mar 7, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 2008.
As requested, we provided for audits of the financial statements of the U.S. Senate Restaurants Revolving Fund (the Fund) for the fiscal years ended September 30, 2007, and 2006, by contracting with the independent public accounting firm of Clifton Gunderson LLP. The contract required that the audit be conducted in accordance with U.S. generally accepted government auditing standards and the joint...
Office of Personnel Management: Improvements Needed to Ensure Successful Retirement Systems Modernization
GAO-08-345: Published: Jan 31, 2008. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2008.
Through its Retirement Systems Modernization (RSM) program, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is modernizing the paper intensive processes and antiquated information systems it uses to support the retirement of civilian federal employees. RSM is intended to deploy new or modified systems beginning in February 2008 to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the agency's retirement progra...
Human Capital: Telework Programs Need Clear Goals and Reliable Data
GAO-08-261T: Published: Nov 6, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 2007.
Telework continues to receive attention within Congress and federal agencies as a human capital strategy that offers various flexibilities to both employers and employees. Increasingly recognized as an important means to achieving a number of federal goals, telework offers greater capability to continue operations during emergency events, as well as affording environmental, energy, and other benef...
Office of Personnel Management: Opportunities Exist to Build on Recent Progress in Internal Human Capital Capacity
GAO-08-11: Published: Oct 31, 2007. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2007.
Given the importance of the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) role in managing the nation's federal workforce, GAO assessed OPM's internal capacity for human capital management. This report--the third in the series--extends prior work and (1) looks at the extent to which OPM has addressed key internal human capital management issues identified by examining employee responses to the 2004 and 2...
Influenza Pandemic: Federal Executive Boards' Ability to Contribute to Pandemic Preparedness
GAO-07-1259T: Published: Sep 28, 2007. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2007.
The federal executive boards (FEB) bring together federal agency and community leaders in major metropolitan areas outside Washington, D.C., to discuss issues of common interest, including pandemic influenza. This testimony addresses the FEBs' emergency support roles and responsibilities, their potential role in pandemic influenza preparedness, and some of the key challenges they face in providing...