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Highlights of a GAO Forum: Workforce Challenges and Opportunities For 21st Century: Changing Labor Force Dynamics and the Role of Government Polices
GAO-04-845SP: Published: Jun 1, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 2004.
The U.S. workforce of the 21st century is expected to face a very different set of opportunities and challenges than previous generations. Demographic and economic trends indicate that the size and composition of the labor force, as well as the characteristics of many jobs, are changing in the 21st century. To discuss these changing labor force dynamics and the role of government policies, GAO hos...
High-Skill Training: Grants from H-1B Visa Fees Meet Specific Workforce Needs, but at Varying Skill Levels
GAO-02-881: Published: Sep 20, 2002. Publicly Released: Oct 21, 2002.
In recent years, U.S. employers have complained of shortages of workers with higher-level skills in information technology, the sciences, and other fields. To find workers with these skills, employers often turn to foreign workers who enter the United States with H-1B visas to work in specialty occupations. Despite the recent economic downturn, employers report that they continue to need higher-sk...
Workforce Profile at SSA Baltimore
GGD-96-80R: Published: Apr 5, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of African-American employees at the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Baltimore, Maryland, area operations. GAO noted that: (1) in September 1994, African-Americans constituted nearly 44 percent of the workforce in the Baltimore SSA operations, which was about 0.8 percent lower than in September 1989; (2) African-Ame...
Federal Quality Management: Strategies for Involving Employees
GGD-95-79: Published: Apr 18, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1995.
GAO reviewed quality management (QM) implementation at federal agencies, focusing on the human resource management (HRM) approaches used by 10 federal agencies recognized for their QM efforts.GAO found that: (1) the agencies have spent significantly more money on employee training and have used in-house training for at least part of their training efforts; (2) in-house training has resulted in red...
Multiple Employment Training Programs: Major Overhaul Is Needed
T-HEHS-94-109: Published: Mar 3, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 1994.
GAO discussed federal employment training programs and the Administration's proposal for consolidating programs that specifically target dislocated workers. GAO noted that: (1) a major overhaul and consolidation of the existing 154 programs is needed to create an effective and efficient employment training system; (2) the current fragmented system is administered by 14 different federal agencies;...
Dislocated Workers: Implementation of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)
T-HRD-93-6: Published: Feb 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1993.
GAO discussed the implementation and effects of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), focusing on: (1) the number of closures and layoffs covered by the act; (2) employers' notices of closures and layoffs; and (3) employers' view of the act's impact on their workers and businesses. GAO noted that: (1) in 1990, 64 percent of layoffs affecting 50 or more employees in firms em...
OCG-93-19TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized information on federal labor issues facing Congress and the new administration.GAO noted that: (1) the Department of Labor needs to foster competition and assist workers to adapt to the changing environment of the workplace; (2) Labor faces significant challenges because of an inadequate education system, an increasing unskilled workforce, and a...
The Changing Workforce: Demographic Issues Facing Employers
T-GGD-92-61: Published: Jul 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1992.
GAO discussed demographic estimates of and employers' responses to changes in the federal and nonfederal sector labor force. GAO noted that: (1) the number of women participating in the labor force has increased to 57 million, and employers are offering child and elder care assistance, flexible work schedules, flexible benefits, and parental leave benefits; (2) minority involvement in the work for...
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...