Performance appraisal (11 - 20 of 42 items)
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...
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...
Security Investigations: State Department Employee Investigation Practices Can Be Improved
NSIAD-89-21: Published: Nov 7, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's procedures for conducting security investigations of its foreign service and civilian personnel.GAO found that State: (1) generally conducted its preemployment background investigations according to established requirements and procedures; (2) did not complete two-thirds of its investigations within 90 days, but average...
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...
Fair Labor Standards Act: Selected Administrative Issues
HRD-88-48FS: Published: Feb 25, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding the Employment Standards Administration's (ESA) Wage and Hour Division's enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards Act, focusing on its: (1) methods for compliance officer training and performance evaluation; (2) full-time-equivalent staff-year ceiling and staffing levels for fiscal years (FY) 1981 through 1987; and (3) deposits...
Security Clearance Reinvestigations of Employees Has Not Been Timely at the Department of Energy
T-RCED-87-14: Published: Apr 9, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1987.
GAO discussed its review of the Department of Energy's (DOE) reinvestigation of employee security clearances at DOE headquarters and at three operations centers. GAO found that: (1) DOE has not performed timely periodic reinvestigations to determine if previously cleared employees have developed personal problems which could endanger national security; (2) some cleared DOE employees were engaged i...
Reductions in Force
127874: Sep 12, 1985
Testimony was given concerning reductions in force (RIF) in the federal government. GAO noted that proposed 1985 regulations take into consideration the last three annual performance ratings in granting additional service credits for performance. GAO noted that: (1) many weaknesses occur in the objectivity and accuracy of performance appraisals; (2) the new RIF regulations may put added stress on...
Using the Computer in GAO Analysis: New Insights, New Uncertainties
127824: Jan 1, 1985
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 20, Issue 3, Summer 1985, describes a GAO evaluation of Senior Executive Service performance plans and senior executives' attitudes toward the processes used in their legislatively mandated annual performance appraisals. In its evaluation, GAO failed to find a correlation between high quality performance plans and positive attitudes. However, GA...
Distribution of Male and Female Employees in Four Federal Classification Systems
GGD-85-20: Published: Nov 27, 1984. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1984.
GAO presented data on the number and percent of male and female employees in the General Schedule (GS), the Federal Wage system (FWS), the classification used for foreign service professionals at the Department of State, and the system for classifying certain Veterans Administration medical professionals.GAO noted that each of the occupational groups and families in the GS and FWS systems contains...