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Placement Programs for Displaced Federal Employees
125322: Oct 2, 1984
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the federal government's efforts to find new jobs for its displaced employees. Specifically, GAO addressed: (1) Department of Defense (DOD) operation of its Priority Placement Program (PPP); (2) the governmentwide placement program administered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and those operated at the General Services Administration an...
Improving the Credibility and Management of the Federal Work Force Through Better Planning and Budgetary Controls
FPCD-81-54: Published: Jul 17, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1981.
GAO was asked to address problems associated with workforce planning, including the use of the indirect workforce, personnel ceilings, and the limitations of agency budget data in identifying total workforce costs. In response, GAO conducted a review which covered the period of November 1980 to May 1981. GAO and other reports addressing the use of personnel ceilings and the development and use of...
Employment Trends and Grade Controls in the DOD General Schedule Work Force
FPCD-81-52: Published: Jul 28, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1981.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed and summarized the changes in the grade structure of the Department of Defense (DOD) General Schedule workforce over the past 16 years.During the past 16 years, DOD increased the number of its General Schedule employees by 9 percent and the average grade increased by over .5 percent. These employment changes were caused in large part by an advan...
Federal Work Force Planning: Time for Renewed Emphasis
FPCD-81-4: Published: Dec 30, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1980.
Workforce planning encompasses those management activities which determine an agency's workforce requirements and staffing needs. Its primary purpose is to provide management with sound data to make informed workforce requirements and staffing management decisions and to provide the basis for the development and justification of an agency's personnel budget. GAO undertook a study on some of the pr...
Task/Competency Based Training Needs Assessment
094313: Jun 1, 1979
No summary is currently available...
The Quality of Working Life: An Important Issue for Managers of the Federal Work Force
FPCD-78-39: Published: Jul 3, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 1978.
A review of the literature suggested four major causes for the increasing importance of the quality of working life (QWL): the declining rate of productivity increase, the restricted growth environment, the deteriorating quality of goods and services, and the changing nature of the work force. The QWL is discussed from three perspectives--reasons for concern over QWL, evidence available regarding...
Questionable Management Practices at the Facilities Engineer Support Agency, Fort Belvoir
LCD-77-445: Published: Oct 19, 1977. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 1977.
Alleged mismanagement practices at the Facilities Engineering Support Agency, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, involved: decommissioning of a nuclear power barge, contractor employees, and contract acceptances.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is decommissioning the nuclear power barge Sturgis after it spent more than $1 million to install an emergency core cooling system as alleged. When the system was ins...
H.R. 9094, A Bill to Provide for Improved Labor-Management Relations in the Federal Service
B-40342: Published: Oct 5, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1977.
Request for report on H.R. 9094, 95th Congress, 1st Session, a bill to provide for improved labor-management relations in the Federal service and for other purpose...
Civil Service Commission's Procedures and Processes Used in Hiring Clerical and Technical Employees
FPCD-77-5: Published: May 27, 1977. Publicly Released: May 27, 1977.
The efficiency and effectiveness of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) and several agencies in obtaining qualified persons for competitive clerical and technical positions were surveyed. Observations were made primarily from data obtained from region IX area offices in San Francisco and Sacramento, and therefore, may not reflect the total system.Although the CSC system is designed to be a fair and...