Strategic planning (31 - 40 of 44 items)
Workforce Investment Act: One-Stop Centers Implemented Strategies to Strengthen Services and Partnerships, but More Research and Information Sharing is Needed
GAO-03-725: Published: Jun 18, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 2003.
To create a more comprehensive workforce investment system, the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 requires states and localities to coordinate most federally funded employment and training services into a single system, called the one-stop center system. This report examines how selected one-stop centers have used the law's flexibility to implement their own vision of WIA and provides informa...
Older Workers: Policies of Other Nations to Increase Labor Force Participation
GAO-03-307: Published: Feb 13, 2003. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 2003.
In recent years, the challenges of aging populations have become a topic of increasing concern to the developed nations. These challenges range from the fiscal imbalance in national pension systems caused by fewer workers having to provide benefits for greater numbers of retirees, to potential economic strains due to shortages of skilled workers. Part of the solution to these challenges could be...
Veterans Benefits Administration: Better Staff Attrition Data and Analysis Needed
GAO-03-452T: Published: Feb 11, 2003. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 2003.
By the year 2006, the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) projects it will lose a significant portion of its mission-critical workforce to retirement. Since fiscal year 1998, VBA has hired over 2,000 new employees to begin to fill this expected gap. GAO was asked to review, with particular attention for new employees, (1) the attrition rate at VBA and the soundness of its methods for calculatin...
Workforce Investment Act: Youth Provisions Promote New Service Strategies, but Additional Guidance Would Enhance Program Development
GAO-02-413: Published: Apr 5, 2002. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 2002.
The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 substantially changed the way youth workforce development services are configured and delivered. The act requires states and localities to create a more comprehensive workforce system for development needs. The act promotes partnerships among diverse programs and community representatives through participation on newly created state and local workforce investme...
Veterans' Employment and Training Service: Proposed Performance Measurement System Improved, But Further Changes Needed
GAO-01-580: Published: May 15, 2001. Publicly Released: May 15, 2001.
This report discusses the proposed performance measurement system at the Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS). Specifically, GAO reviews (1) VETS' proposed performance measures, including possible concerns about the measures; (2) the proposed data source for the new system; and (3) other measurement issues that would effect the comparability of states' performance...
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...
Federal Management and Workforce Issue Area Plan: Fiscal Years 1999-2000
IAP-98-5: Published: Jul 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1998.
GAO provided information on its Federal Management and Workforce Issue Area Plan for Fiscal Years 1999 and 2000.GAO plans to focus its work on: (1) central management in a decentralized government; (2) managing for results and accountability; (3) improving employee compensation and benefit programs; (4) collecting and disseminating information; (5) improving federal regulatory management; and (6)...
Commerce Dismantlement: Observations on Proposed Implementation Mechanism
T-GGD-95-233: Published: Sep 6, 1995. Publicly Released: Sep 6, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the proposed Commerce Dismantling Act, focusing on the creation of the Commerce Programs Resolution Agency (CPRA). GAO noted that: (1) the act would abolish or significantly reorganize the Department of Commerce; (2) although few precedents exist for dismantling a cabinet-level federal agency, past agency reorganizations and the Resolution Trust C...
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...
Federal Human Resource Management Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1996-98
IAP-95-19: Published: Jul 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1995.
GAO presented its Federal Human Resource Management issue area plan for fiscal years 1996 to 1998.GAO plans to: (1) identify and assess alternatives for decentralizing and streamlining federal human resources management; (2) analyze alternative strategies for fundamentally reshaping the public service; (3) determine whether to privatize the services and functions that federal employees currently p...