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Trade Adjustment Assistance: Improvements Necessary, but Programs Cannot Solve Communities' Long-Term Problems
GAO-01-988T: Published: Jul 20, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 2001.
The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program and the North American Free Trade Agreement Transitional Adjustment Assistance (NAFTA-TAA) Program are designed to help dislocated workers, communities, and firms adjust to the rapid economic changes that characterize the globalization of national economies. Although globalization has increased the importance of technology and service sector jobs, it h...
Federal Employee Retirements: Expected Increase Over the Next 5 Years Illustrates Need for Workforce Planning
GAO-01-509: Published: Apr 27, 2001. Publicly Released: May 4, 2001.
If the federal government is to effectively manage the tasks and programs assigned to it through legislation, it must have a sufficient and qualified workforce. One important element that agencies must consider in their workforce planning is the number and kinds of employees who will retire during the next five years. GAO projects that the number of employees retiring will be roughly equivalent to...
Trade Adjustment Assistance: Trends, Outcomes, and Management Issues in Dislocated Worker Programs
GAO-01-59: Published: Oct 13, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 13, 2000.
Concerns about the effects of the globalization of national economies and the rapid pace of economic change have focused attention on federal programs designed to assist U.S. workers displaced by foreign trade and increased imports. GAO reviewed two programs run by the Department of Labor. The Trade Adjustment Assistance Program (TAA) and the North American Free Trade Agreement Transitional Adjust...
Department of Energy Workforce Reduction: Community Assistance Can Be Better Targeted
RCED-99-135: Published: May 7, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of Energy's (DOE) community assistance program for minimizing the impact of downsizing its contractor workforce, focusing on: (1) how much funding DOE had committed to spend and spent in support of its worker and community assistance program for fiscal years (FY) 1994 through 1998; (2) who received benefits during FY 1997 and FY 19...
Army Industrial Facilities: Workforce Requirements and Related Issues Affecting Depots and Arsenals
NSIAD-99-31: Published: Nov 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Army's basis for personnel reductions planned at its depots during fiscal years 1998-1999; (2) the Army's progress in developing an automated system for making maintenance depot staffing decisions based on workload estimates; (3) factors that may impact the Army's ability to improve the cost-effectiveness of its maintenance depot's program...
Civilian Downsizing: Unit Readiness Not Adversely Affected, but Future Reductions a Concern
NSIAD-96-143BR: Published: Apr 22, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed civilian downsizing at the Department of Defense (DOD), focusing on: (1) the extent to which the civilian workforce has been downsized and whether the downsizing has affected military readiness and functions; and (2) whether the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and the services had comprehensive strategies for managing civilian downsizing.G...
Downsizing and Space
GGD-95-51R: Published: Jul 14, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal government efforts to identify and manage federal office space that may be underutilized after agencies downsize. GAO noted that: (1) although it is still early in the downsizing process, the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) have taken steps to reduce the amount of underutili...
Compliance with FTE Targets 1994-1996
GGD-95-168R: Published: May 16, 1995. Publicly Released: May 16, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the President's fiscal year (FY) 1996 budget complies with the workforce ceiling mandated by the Workforce Restructuring Act of 1994. GAO noted that: (1) in FY 1994, full time equivalent (FTE) civilian executive branch positions were below the target level; (2) in FY 1995, FTE positions will likely be fewer than the FY 1995 target; (3) the...
Department of Labor: Rethinking the Federal Role in Worker Protection and Workforce Development
T-HEHS-95-125: Published: Apr 4, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 1995.
GAO discussed ways to improve the Department of Labor while making it smaller and more effective. GAO noted that: (1) the number and complexity of workplace laws and regulations has increased over the past 60 years, making employers' compliance with and Labor's enforcement of these mandates more difficult; (2) Labor's approach to enforcement is labor-intensive and relies on inspections and penalti...
Workforce Reductions: Downsizing Strategies Used in Selected Organizations
GGD-95-54: Published: Mar 13, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1995.
GAO provided information on how 17 private companies, 5 states, and 3 foreign governments planned for and carried out downsizings, focusing on successful strategies and approaches that may help federal agencies to implement federal employment reductions mandated by the Federal Workforce Restructuring Act.GAO found that: (1) while private companies base downsizing decisions on corporate restructuri...