Personnel management (31 - 40 of 56 items)
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...
Equal Employment: Minority Representation at USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service
GGD-91-31BR: Published: Mar 18, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service's (NASS) equal employment opportunity (EEO) upward mobility program (UMP) and merit promotion process, focusing on: (1) NASS compliance with its merit plan promotion requirements; (2) the extent to which NASS employees filed discrimination complaints regarding UMP; (3) NASS ef...
Proposed Legislation to Establish a 4-Year Term for the Position of Administrator of General Services
T-GGD-90-11: Published: Nov 9, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1989.
GAO discussed the General Services Administration's (GSA) management capabilities. GAO found that four deficiencies in GSA management posed significant obstacles to its effective management control, including: (1) ineffective leadership because of frequent turnover in political leadership, lack of career executive involvement in the planning process, and lack of attention to developing senior exec...
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...
S. 552--The Federal Employee Compensation Equity Act of 1987
T-GGD-87-14: Published: Apr 22, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1987.
GAO discussed a proposed federal pay equity study that the Federal Employee Compensation Equity Act of 1987 would require. In a previous report, GAO compared two potential approaches that were used to study the pay equity issue in the federal work force, specifically economic analysis and job content analysis. GAO found that the proposed bill would: (1) utilize both job evaluation and economic ana...
Social Security: Actions and Plans To Reduce Agency Staff
HRD-86-76BR: Published: Mar 17, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) plans and actions to reduce 17,000 full-time positions between fiscal year (FY) 1985 and FY 1990.GAO found that: (1) FY 1985 reductions were primarily based on savings estimates for various procedural and system changes scheduled for that year; (2) nearly half of the FY 1985 staff reductions occurred in SS...
Selected Defense Agencies: Current and Historical Information on Missions, Work Force, and Budget
NSIAD-86-81FS: Published: Mar 7, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided a fact sheet showing the current and historical mission, work force, and budget of several Department of Defense agencies.GAO presented information on each agency's: (1) budget and civilian/military work force for the earliest year readily available and for fiscal year 1986; and (2) civilian occupational groups as of September 1975 and 1985, exc...
Benefit Practices for Permanent and Temporary Federal Employees
GGD-85-54: Published: Jun 10, 1985. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the benefits available to permanent and temporary federal employees; (2) the additional cost to the government if temporary employees received the same benefits as permanent employees; and (3) whether temporary employees are working recurring workperiods at the Forest Service's Northern Region.GAO found that: (1) generally, permanent employees...
Information on the Administration's Program to Reduce Grade 11-15 Positions
GGD-85-48: Published: Mar 28, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the justification for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and Office of Management and Budget program to reduce the number of grade 11 thru 15 positions in the General Schedule and General Merit pay systems based on the findings of the Private Sector Survey on Cost Control (Grace Commission) and the Bureau of Labor Statistics...
Placement Programs for Displaced Federal Employees
125322: Oct 2, 1984
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the federal government's efforts to find new jobs for its displaced employees. Specifically, GAO addressed: (1) Department of Defense (DOD) operation of its Priority Placement Program (PPP); (2) the governmentwide placement program administered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and those operated at the General Services Administration an...