Civil service (11 - 20 of 30 items)
Obstacles Hamper the Office of Personnel Management's Evaluation of the Implementation of the 1978 Civil Service Reform Act
FPCD-81-69: Published: Sep 14, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1981.
GAO completed a limited review of the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) 5-year strategy for evaluating the implementation and impact of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978. GAO identified problems which it believes could hamper the collection of data needed to evaluate the Act.GAO identified the following management and technical weaknesses which it believes warrant careful consideration by...
Government Earns Low Marks on Proper Use of Consultants
FPCD-80-48: Published: Jun 5, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 1980.
Over the past 20 years, GAO has issued more than 20 audit reports identifying the need for practically every major federal agency to manage its consulting services better. However, many of the same problems still exist. The proper use of consulting services is a normal, legitimate way to improve government services and operations, and agencies must continue to have the option to use them where app...
The Federal Labor Relations Authority: Its First Year in Operation
FPCD-80-40: Published: Apr 2, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1980.
The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), an independent, bipartisan, and neutral third party for resolving labor-management relations disputes in the Federal Government, became a statutory agency on January 11, 1979, under the Civil Service Reform Act. The Act guarantees Federal employees the right to bargain collectively through their chosen representatives and established procedures for adj...
The Proper Use of Consultants, Experts, and Contractors
098113: Nov 15, 1978
An Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Bulletin provided guidelines concerning the use of consultants as well as a definition of consultant services to be used uniformly by all Federal agencies. These guidelines discuss how agencies are to make certain changes in reporting their use of consultants to the Civil Service Commission (CSC) and to a new contract data system. Within the next few months...
The Federal Employee Suggestion System: Possibilities for Improvement
FPCD-78-73: Published: Nov 8, 1978. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1978.
The Incentive Awards Program's objective is to encourage civilian employees to contribute to the efficiency, economy, or other areas of government operations by recognizing and rewarding them for exceptionally meritorious achievements or suggestions.The full benefits of an effective employee suggestion system are not being realized by federal agencies. Pronounced support of a suggestion system alo...
H.R. 12845, 95th Congress
106880: Aug 15, 1978
The primary objective of H.R. 12845 is greater independence of GAO from the executive branch. H.R. 12845 provides safeguards for the rights of employees and applicants and requires adherence to the principles of merit, equal employment opportunity, and veterans preference. By exempting GAO employees from certain civil service laws administered by the Civil Service Commission, the bill would provid...
Feasibility of Establishing Interagency Pools of Clerical Personnel
FPCD-78-62: Published: Jul 13, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1978.
A survey on the feasibility of establishing interagency pools of clerical personnel to help meet the needs of federal agencies for short-term clerical help indicated that it is now time to give the concept a fair test. The need for short-term help appears significant, the demand stable, the concept proven in the private sector and in the State of California, and the potential for success in the fe...
Federal Employee Performance Rating Systems Need Fundamental Changes
FPCD-77-80: Published: Mar 3, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1978.
The Performance Rating Act of 1950 requires performance evaluations and ratings through use of one or more performance rating plans subject to approval of the Civil Service Commission (CSC). It requires that each system provide for making performance requirements known to the employee, giving fair appraisals of employee performance, using appraisals to improve employee performance, strengthening s...
Extent of Use and Application of Fitness-for-Duty Examinations by Federal Agencies
FPCD-77-38: Published: May 13, 1977. Publicly Released: May 13, 1977.
Information was obtained from 32 federal agencies and the Postal Service regarding 2,518 cases in which employees were requested to take fitness-for-duty examinations since July 1, 1973, in order to determine the extent to which federal agencies have required employees to be examined and the ways this practice has been applied.No statute or Executive Order specifically authorizes a federal agency...