Federal agencies (61 - 70 of 79 items)
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...
Estimates of Federal Employees' Available Time for Work Distort Work Force Requirements
FPCD-78-21: Published: Mar 6, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 1978.
For many years, considerable attention has been paid to estimating overall work in determining the Federal Government's civilian personnel requirements. However, little attention has been paid to the availability of the work force--the portion of time that workers are available to perform their primary duties after deducting the time they are unavailable because of absence. Eight Federal agencies...
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...
Most Agency Programs for Employees with Alcohol-Related Problems Still Ineffective
HRD-77-75: Published: Sep 7, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 1977.
In order to provide a comprehensive federal program for prevention and treatment of alcohol abuse, legislation was enacted and, in July 1971, guidelines were issued requiring agencies and departments to develop programs to help employees with alcohol-related problems.Although officials interviewed differed in views of the extent of the problem of alcohol abuse, there was general agreement that it...
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...
Comments on Proposed Legislation to Authorize Federal Agencies to Experiment with Flexible and Compressed Employee Work Schedules
FPC-77-20: Published: May 5, 1977. Publicly Released: May 5, 1977.
No summary is currently available...
System for Processing Individual Equal Employment Opportunity Discrimination Complaints: Improvements Needed
FPCD-76-77: Published: Apr 8, 1977. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1977.
Although the Civil Service Commission (CSC) established an extensive system for processing individual discrimination complaints, many aspects of the system need improvement.At nine federal agencies and departments, the planning and actions taken to make sure that discrimination complaint system objectives are met can be improved in several areas: (1) management commitment; (2) structure within the...
Statutory Appeals Available to Federal Employees
FPCD-77-21: Published: Feb 8, 1977. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 1977.
Procedures available to federal employees seeking reconsideration of unfavorable management actions or decisions were surveyed. Discussions were held with officials of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) and other federal agencies in the St. Louis area.The statutory appeals process is generally perceived as overcomplicated and in need of change. Each appellate category may involve varying procedura...