Personnel management (71 - 80 of 242 items)
H.R. 4716, 'Federal Pay Reform Act of 1990'
T-GGD-90-45: Published: May 21, 1990. Publicly Released: May 21, 1990.
GAO discussed the proposed Federal Pay Reform Act of 1990, focusing on the need to reform federal pay-setting principles and processes and restore competition with nonfederal salary rates. GAO found that: (1) noncompetitive salary rates are a major cause of federal recruitment and retention difficulties; (2) unlimited presidential prerogatives over salary schedule adjustments will not provide adeq...
Federal Pay: Comparisons With the Private Sector by Job and Locality
GGD-90-81FS: Published: May 15, 1990. Publicly Released: May 15, 1990.
GAO examined federal employment policies and practices to determine how to improve federal recruitment and retention, focusing on whether federal white-collar salary rates were competitive with nonfederal rates within local geographic areas.GAO found that: (1) in the 748 metropolitan statistical area (MSA) job-level combination comparisons in 1987, the private sector paid more in 89 percent; (2) i...
Federal White-Collar Employee Salary Reform
T-GGD-90-27: Published: Mar 21, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1990.
GAO discussed federal white-collar pay reform. GAO noted that: (1) federal salary comparability with the private sector has eroded because annual federal pay increases have lagged behind the private sector since 1978 and because of geographic variances in average salaries; (2) various federal agencies have suffered personnel retention and constituent service problems because of eroding pay compara...
Federal White-Collar Employee Salary Reform
T-GGD-90-22: Published: Mar 14, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 1990.
GAO discussed the issue of federal white-collar employee pay reform and the need for employee pay-setting principles and processes. GAO found that: (1) the salary comparability principle adopted in 1962 has been ineffective; (2) increases necessary to maintain comparability with rates paid by nonfederal employers have not been granted for many years; (3) national average nonfederal salary rates us...
A-76 Program Issues
T-GGD-90-12: Published: Dec 5, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 1989.
GAO discussed the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Circular A-76 program, focusing on: (1) the program's effect on federal employees and managers; and (2) A-76 program implementation issues. GAO found that: (1) A-76 studies adversely affected employees' morale and productivity and frequently resulted in employee losses; (2) most employees that had their functions contracted out found other...
Federal Pay: U.S. Park Police Compensation Compared With That of Other Police Units
GGD-89-92: Published: Sep 25, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the U.S. Park Police and 11 other federal and nonfederal police units in the Washington, D.C., area, focusing on: (1) how Park Police pay and benefits compared with the other police units; and (2) possible Park Police personnel recruiting and retention problems.GAO found that: (1) six of the eight police units paid starting annual sa...
State Department: Professional Development of Foreign Service Employees
NSIAD-89-149: Published: Jul 26, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's implementation of the Foreign Service Act of 1980, which required it to establish professional development programs for all Foreign Service members.GAO found that State responded to the act, which highlighted the need for foreign service personnel training, by developing new courses and updating other courses, subsequently...
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...
The Intergovernmental Personnel Act Mobility Program
T-GGD-89-33: Published: Jun 20, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1989.
GAO discussed the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Intergovernmental Personnel Act Mobility Program. GAO noted that: (1) the act was intended to strengthen state and local government personnel resources and encourage intergovernmental cooperation, and allowed temporary assignments of personnel between federal, state, and local government agencies; (2) although federal agencies initially prim...
Intergovernmental Personnel Act of 1970: Intergovernmental Purpose No Longer Emphasized
GGD-89-95: Published: Jun 19, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) mobility program, focusing on: (1) changes to the program; (2) the extent and nature of the program's use; (3) program cost; (4) agreement purposes and benefits; and (5) Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance and oversight.GAO found that: (1) 36 federal agencies made a total of 3,996 assignment agree...