Labor relations (11 - 20 of 61 items)
Federal Fitness Facilities
GGD-92-10R: Published: May 7, 1992. Publicly Released: May 7, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on the extent to which federal agencies support federal fitness facilities with appropriated funds. GAO noted that: (1) 40 of 77 departments and agencies surveyed reported supporting federal fitness facilities with federal appropriations; (2) those 40 departments and agencies reported supporting 1.25 million federal civilian employees and 653 fede...
The Federal Labor-Management Relations Program
T-GGD-92-8: Published: Nov 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 1991.
GAO discussed the Federal Labor-Management Relations Program. GAO noted that: (1) federal labor-management relations experts and day-to-day participants believe that the program is characterized by excessive litigation, adversarial relationships between agency management and unions, and too much focus on matters of minimal importance to employees; (2) three-fourths of the experts surveyed stated t...
Labor-Management Relations: Tennessee Valley Authority Situation Needs to Improve
GGD-91-129: Published: Sep 26, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) labor-management relations, focusing on: (1) the basis for TVA exemption from federal labor relations laws that apply to most other federal agencies; and (2) alternatives for improving TVA labor-management relations.GAO found that: (1) TVA employees collectively bargained with TVA management through TVA policy...
Federal Labor Relations: A Program in Need of Reform
GGD-91-101: Published: Jul 30, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Labor-Management Relations Program to determine if changes were needed to make it operate more effectively and efficiently.GAO found that: (1) 29 of the 30 federal labor-management experts GAO surveyed noted that collective bargaining in the government was too legalistic and adversarial, and too often led to litigation over procedural...
Advance Notice: Public and Private Sector Policy and Practice
T-HRD-91-19: Published: Apr 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1991.
GAO discussed the public and private sector's policies and practices for advance notice of business closures and mass layoffs. GAO noted that: (1) Congress enacted legislation that required states to organize local assistance response teams to encourage the establishment of labor-management committees to help implement assistance to dislocated workers; (2) Congress enacted legislation requiring la...
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...
Dealing With Difficult Feedback Situations
139288: Jul 1, 1989
GAO provided information to assist managers in counseling employees on performance evaluations, focusing on dealing with such extreme emotional reactions as anger, denial, and withdrawal...
Managing for Performance in the Public Sector
140066: Jan 1, 1989
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 7, Fall 1989, describes some of the ways that organizational policies and incentives and personal skills can help federal managers to elicit high-quality performance from their staff, covering such areas as direct communication, objective evaluation, supportive listening, effective job-capability matches, supportive management, personnel trainin...
Employee Involvement: Issues for Agencies To Consider in Designing and Implementing Programs
GGD-88-82: Published: May 23, 1988. Publicly Released: May 23, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO identified issues for federal agencies to consider in designing and implementing employee involvement programs.GAO found that: (1) management interest and support are essential for successful program implementation; (2) managers could promote employee involvement through management style changes that demonstrate receptivity to employee input; (3) a clear...
GAO's Approach to AIDS in the Workplace
135527: Jan 1, 1988
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 1, Spring 1988, discusses the work of the GAO Task Force on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in the Workplace, which studied: (1) public health issues; (2) employee concerns; (3) the role of testing; (4) AIDS literature; (5) case studies of GAO employees with AIDS; (6) benefit policies; (7) costs of AIDS; (8) legal issues; (9) other or...