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Description of Selected Systems for Classifying Federal Civilian Positions and Personnel
GGD-84-90: Published: Jul 13, 1984. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO studied the principal systems for classifying Federal civilian personnel to provide background information for evaluating sex bias in Federal classification systems. In this initial study, GAO specifically examined General Schedule (GS) positions, Federal Wage System (FWS) positions, Foreign Service professionals, and Veterans Administration (VA) profess...
Proposed Changes to the Merit Pay System as Described in the Civil Service Amendments of 1984, H.R. 5066, and The Merit Pay Improvement Act, H.R. 5401
123991: Apr 26, 1984
GAO discussed two bills that would revise the current merit pay system. Both bills would: (1) eliminate the merit pay pool concept; (2) require that merit pay employees receive uniform step increases for specific performance levels; (3) guarantee full annual salary increases to all employees rated at least fully successful; (4) require that agencies pay a performance award to all employees rated i...
A 2-Year Appraisal of Merit Pay in Three Agencies
GGD-84-1: Published: Mar 26, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed the merit pay systems at the Departments of Agriculture, Housing and Urban Development, and the Navy during 1981 and 1982.In fiscal year 1982, about 108,000 federal employees were covered by the merit pay system, which was established by the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978. About half of the merit pay employees that GAO surveyed were dissatisfi...
An Assessment of the Impact of the Senior Executive Service
122776: Nov 7, 1983
In response to a congressional request, an overall assessment of the Senior Executive Service (SES) established by the Civil Service Reform Act was presented. The SES program was designed to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and responsiveness of Government operations and to: (1) hold executives accountable for Government operations; (2) base executive compensation, retention, and tenure on e...
New Performance Appraisals Beneficial but Refinements Needed
GGD-83-72: Published: Sep 15, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1983.
GAO reviewed, on a selected basis, performance appraisal systems for General Schedule employees established by federal agencies under the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA). CSRA directed agencies to develop objective criteria for supervisors to use in rating employees' performance and determining appropriate personnel actions.GAO found that, although there appears to be better communication...
Justice Needs To Address the Problem of Two Personnel Investigations
GGD-82-56: Published: Jul 8, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 8, 1982.
GAO evaluated the practice of conducting two personnel investigations on all newly hired Bureau of Prisons employees.Since all Bureau of Prisons employees are classified as occupying sensitive positions, new employees must undergo background investigations and obtain security clearances. However, since the Bureau does not consider the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) full field investigation...
Actions Needed To Enhance the Credibility of Senior Executive Service Performance Award Programs
FPCD-81-65: Published: Sep 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1981.
GAO reviewed the Senior Executive Service (SES) performance and rank awards paid as of June 1981. The objectives of the review were to: (1) gather statistical data on performance and rank awards to determine if agencies were in compliance with the law and with the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) guidance, (2) assess the validity and effectiveness of methods and criteria that agencies use in...
Obstacles Hamper the Office of Personnel Management's Evaluation of the Implementation of the 1978 Civil Service Reform Act
FPCD-81-69: Published: Sep 14, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1981.
GAO completed a limited review of the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) 5-year strategy for evaluating the implementation and impact of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978. GAO identified problems which it believes could hamper the collection of data needed to evaluate the Act.GAO identified the following management and technical weaknesses which it believes warrant careful consideration by...
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...
Senior Executive Service
115112: Apr 27, 1981
The one overriding issue which is the key to the success or failure of the Senior Executive Service (SES) is executive pay compression. Retirement for employees at the pay ceiling has increased dramatically. Much has been said about the possibility that the SES bonus has been used to circumvent this ceiling on executive pay. Given the fact that top level SES members have substantially more respons...