Civil service (11 - 20 of 110 items)
The Changing Workforce: Demographic Issues Facing the Federal Government
GGD-92-38: Published: Mar 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1992.
GAO provided information on some of the predictions made in two reports done for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), Workforce 2000 and Civil Service 2000, focusing on the demographic changes that have occured and are expected to occur, in the civilian labor force and the federal work force.GAO found that: (1) Department of Labor economists and other experts do not agree with the reports' co...
Personnel Appeals Board: Annual Report, 1990-91
D06400: Jan 2, 1992
GAO published a report describing the activities of the Personnel Appeals Board, its Office of General Counsel, and its Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Oversight during the last two fiscal years...
Federal Affirmative Employment: Status of Women and Minority Representation in the Federal Workforce
T-GGD-92-2: Published: Oct 23, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1991.
GAO discussed the status of women and minority representation in the federal workforce. GAO noted that: (1) as of September 1990 the federal civilian workforce representation of white women, Hispanic men, and Hispanic women lagged behind representation in the civilian labor force; (2) white women and minorities have increased their presence in the government's middle and upper management levels, b...
Observations on GAO's Experience in Implementing an Independent Personnel System
T-ACG/OPS-90-1: Published: Jul 26, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1990.
GAO discussed its personnel system, focusing on: (1) areas where the system has been beneficial; and (2) aspects of its grievance and appeals procedures. GAO noted that: (1) it can move more expeditiously in hiring and recruiting its personnel; (2) it has created a performance-based system that rewards its staff for accomplishments and contributions; (3) it implemented new position classifications...
Federal Pay: Complexities in Calculating Federal Civilian Firefighters' Pay
GGD-89-131: Published: Sep 29, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal civilian firefighters' compensation to determine whether: (1) pay calculation complexities have resulted in pay errors; (2) promotions to supervisory positions have resulted in pay reductions from lost overtime pay; and (3) legislation would correct these pay problems.GAO found that: (1) errors from misinterpreted regulations could be attri...
Senior Executive Service: Data on Hard-To-Fill Vacancies Not Readily Available
GGD-89-72BR: Published: Apr 26, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) Senior Executive Service (SES) positions that remained vacant for at least 120 days; and (2) why agencies were unable to fill the vacancies sooner.GAO found that: (1) complete, accurate, and current data on governmentwide career SES vacancies were not readily available; (2) Office of Personnel Management data on SES vacancies in...
Federal ADP Personnel: Recruitment and Retention
IMTEC-89-12BR: Published: Feb 7, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the problems that federal personnel managers have in recruiting and retaining automatic data processing (ADP) personnel; and (2) Office of Personnel Management (OPM) programs that would help recruit and retain a high-quality ADP work force.GAO found that: (1) federal managers believed that noncompetitive wages, obsolete personnel classifica...
Reflections on CSRA's First Decade
138533: Jan 1, 1989
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 5, Spring 1989, presents a review of the extent to which enactment of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 has improved the federal personnel system. Major changes since the act's passage include: (1) elimination of the Civil Service Commission and splitting of its mission between the Office of Personnel Management and the Merit Systems Protecti...
Civil Service Reform: Development of 1978 Civil Service Reform Proposals
GGD-89-18: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO presented a transcript of a March 31, 1988, seminar entitled "Civil Service Reform Act: A Tenth Anniversary Retrospective," held jointly by GAO and the Senate Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Federal Services, Post Office and Civil Service.The seminar examined the early thought that went into the reform of the Civil Service in order to help the Committe...
Senior Executive Service: The Extent to Which SES Members Have Used the Sabbatical Program
GGD-88-90: Published: Aug 4, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) sabbatical program for Senior Executive Service (SES) members to determine: (1) the costs of sabbaticals; (2) the positions to which SES members returned after their sabbaticals; (3) whether participants remained in federal service for at least 2 consecutive years after completing their sabbaticals, as req...