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OPM's Central Personnel Data File: Data Appear Sufficiently Reliable to Meet Most Customer Needs
GGD-98-199: Published: Sep 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) database of federal civilian employees, the Central Personnel Data File (CPDF), focusing on: (1) the extent to which selected CPDF data elements are accurate, including the data elements used by OPM's Office of the Actuaries for estimating the government's liability for future payments of federal retiremen...
Personnel Appeals Board: Selection Into the Senior Executive Service at GAO (1992-1997)
A05000: Sep 30, 1998
The General Accounting Office (GAO) Personnel Appeals Board studied competitive selections for the Senior Executive Service (SES) at GAO for 1992 through 1997. The study compared the representation of members of specific racial, ethnic, gender, age, and disability groups in the SES to the representation of those groups in the pools of those eligible for SES selection and those who sought entry int...
Civil Service Reform: Observations on Demonstration Authority, the Use of Official Time, and the Administrative Redress System
T-GGD-98-160: Published: Jun 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1998.
GAO discussed three issues addressed in the proposed Federal Employees Integrity, Performance, and Compensation Improvement Act of 1998, focusing on the: (1) use of the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) personnel demonstration project authority; (2) use of official time to support employee union activities; and (3) administrative redress system for federal employees.GAO noted that: (1) the pe...
Social Security Administration: Information on Monitoring 800 Number Telephone Calls
HEHS-98-56R: Published: Dec 8, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) teleservice monitoring operations, focusing on: (1) requirements by laws and regulations regarding proper telephone monitoring practices; (2) best practices in telephone monitoring; and (3) SSA's adherence to laws and regulations regarding proper telephone monitoring practices.GAO noted that: (1) under the...
Federal Labor Relations: Survey of Official Time Used for Union Activities
GGD-97-182R: Published: Sep 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the resources used for employee union activities across the federal government.GAO noted that: (1) most of the federal organizations responding to GAO's survey did not provide comprehensive data on resources used for union activities; (2) of the organizations that provided data, none provided GAO all of the data requested for all of...
State Department: Using Best Practices to Relocate Employees Could Reduce Costs and Improve Service
NSIAD-98-19: Published: Oct 17, 1997. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1997.
GAO discussed: (1) the Department of State's process for transferring employees and their household effects overseas; and (2) opportunities for State to apply the best practices that private-sector and other government organizations use to complete overseas transfers.GAO noted that: (1) GAO's comparison of State's process for transferring employees and their household goods overseas to the process...
Alternative Dispute Resolution: Employers' Experiences With ADR in the Workplace
GGD-97-157: Published: Aug 12, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 12, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on alternative dispute resolution (ADR), focusing on: (1) private sector companies' and federal agencies' reasons for using ADR; (2) the types of ADR these organizations have made available to their employees through procedures other than those under collective bargaining agreements and the extent to which they have put these ADR proces...
PDUFA: Information About Reauthorization
HEHS-97-190R: Published: Jul 21, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO responded to questions about the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) carry-over account and its implications regarding reduction in force (RIF) notices should the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) not be reauthorized.GAO noted that: (1) if PDUFA were not reauthorized, FDA staff would be subject to RIF, and that, according to regulations promulgated by...
State Department: Provision of Residential Furniture Inconsistent With Best Practices
NSIAD-97-173R: Published: Jun 10, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1997.
GAO reviewed the State Department's procurement of residential furniture for its overseas employees.GAO noted that: (1) GAO's preliminary work indicates that State may be missing an opportunity to develop a more cost effective and efficient approach to purchasing furniture for its overseas employees; (2) the current process is inefficient because of its long cycle times, several handoffs, and subs...
Hispanic Employment: Best Practices Used by Selected Agencies and Companies
GGD-97-46R: Published: Mar 10, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1997.
GAO provided information on the experiences of 37 federal units and 3 private sector companies in recruiting, hiring, and retaining Hispanic employees, including what significant barriers the organizations overcame in seeking to increase their Hispanic representation.GAO noted that: (1) the employment practices that were reported by the federal units and private sector companies GAO surveyed essen...