Office of Personnel Management (111 - 120 of 639 items)
Human Capital: Bonuses to Senior Executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs
GAO-07-985T: Published: Jun 12, 2007. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 2007.
Key practices of effective performance management for the Senior Executive Service (SES) include the linkage or "line of sight" between individual performance and organizational success, the importance of linking pay to individual and organizational performance, and the need to make meaningful distinctions in performance. GAO identified certain principles for executive pay plans that should be con...
Human Capital: Greater Focus on Results in Telework Programs Needed
GAO-07-1002T: Published: Jun 12, 2007. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 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, including the capacity to continue operations during emergency events, as well as benefits to society, such as decreased energy use and pollution. This statement highlights some of GAO's prior work on federal telework programs,...
The Federal Workforce: Additional Steps Needed to Take Advantage of Federal Executive Boards' Ability to Contribute to Emergency Operations
GAO-07-515: Published: May 4, 2007. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 2007.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM), which provides direction to the federal executive boards (FEBs), is now emphasizing that in the post-9/11 environment, the boards have a transformed emergency support role. The report discusses the boards' emergency preparedness roles and responsibilities and their potential role in preparing for and responding to pandemic influenza. GAO selected 14 of the...
Retiree Health Benefits: Majority of Sponsors Continued to Offer Prescription Drug Coverage and Chose the Retiree Drug Subsidy
GAO-07-572: Published: May 31, 2007. Publicly Released: May 31, 2007.
The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA) created a prescription drug benefit for beneficiaries, called Medicare Part D, beginning in January 2006. The MMA resulted in options for sponsors of employment-based prescription drug benefits, such as a federal subsidy payment--the retiree drug subsidy (RDS)--when sponsors provide benefits meeting certain MMA requir...
Data on Hispanic Representation in the Federal Workforce
GAO-07-493R: Published: May 18, 2007. Publicly Released: May 18, 2007.
In August 2006, we reported to Congress on the results of our review, which Congress requested, of factors affecting Hispanic representation in the federal workforce and efforts being taken by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and other agencies related to Hispanic representation. We reported that EEOC and OPM require agencies to analyze thei...
Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: Premiums Continue to Rise, but Rate of Growth Has Recently Slowed
GAO-07-873T: Published: May 18, 2007. Publicly Released: May 18, 2007.
Average health insurance premiums for plans participating in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) have risen each year since 1997. These growing premiums result in higher costs to the federal government and plan enrollees. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) oversees FEHBP, negotiating benefits and premiums and administering reserve accounts that may be used to cover plans' u...
DOD Personnel Clearances: Delays and Inadequate Documentation Found for Industry Personnel
GAO-07-842T: Published: May 17, 2007. Publicly Released: May 17, 2007.
Individuals working for the private industry are playing a larger role in national security work conducted by Department of Defense (DOD) and other federal agencies. As of May 2006, industry personnel held about 34 percent of DOD-maintained personnel security clearances. The damage that the unauthorized disclosure of classified information can cause to national security necessitates the prompt and...
Human Capital: Diversity in the Federal SES and the Senior Levels of the U.S. Postal Service
GAO-07-838T: Published: May 10, 2007. Publicly Released: May 10, 2007.
The Senior Executive Service (SES) generally represents the most experienced and senior segment of the federal workforce. Having a diverse SES corps can be an organizational strength that contributes to the achievement of results by bringing a wider variety of perspectives and approaches to bear on policy development and implementation, strategic planning, problem solving, and decision making. In...
An Assessment of Dependent Care Needs of Federal Workers Using the Office of Personnel Management's Survey
GAO-07-437R: Published: Mar 30, 2007. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 2007.
Recognizing the changing demographics of the federal workforce--significant portions of the workforce are aging, facing the need to care for elderly parents, and are or will be retiring, and in turn likely to be replaced by a younger workforce with child care needs--the Congress was interested in understanding the dependent care needs of the federal workforce and to what extent employees were usin...
Human Capital: Federal Workforce Challenges in the 21st Century
GAO-07-556T: Published: Mar 6, 2007. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 2007.
The federal government is facing new and more complex challenges in the 21st century because of long-term fiscal constraints, changing demographics, evolving governance models, and other factors. Strategic human capital management, which remains on GAO's high-risk list, must be the centerpiece of any serious change management and transformation effort to meet these challenges. However, federal age...