Personnel management (31 - 40 of 631 items)
Violation of the 210-Day Limit Imposed by the Vacancies Reform Act
B-287720: Published: May 18, 2001. Publicly Released: May 18, 2001.
GAO reviewed violation of the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 and noted that, during the last administration, the acting Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (Institute) had served longer than the 210-day period allowed under the Act. However, with the recent Presidential transition, an acting Director may, as of January 20, 2001, once again temporarily serve for the time...
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...
Coast Guard Workforce Mix: Phased-In Conversion of Some Support Officer Positions Would Produce Savings
RCED-00-60: Published: Mar 1, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Coast Guard's phased-in conversion of some support officer positions, focusing on: (1) how the Coast Guard's current workforce mix compares with the workforce mix of other military services and how the workforce mix has changed since 1991; (2) how many military commissioned officer positions in administrative and support function...
Core Competencies: Budget Analysts in the Federal Government
JFMIP-ET-99-14: Published: Nov 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1999.
GAO provided information on establishing core competencies for budget analysts who work in the federal government. This document identifies and sorts the competencies necessary for budget analysts' work into the following categories: (1) budgeting concepts and process; (2) budget presentation and justification; and (3) general...
USDA T&A System Controls: Recording Deviations From Preapproved Work Schedules
AIMD-99-282R: Published: Sep 14, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1999.
GAO provided information on the internal control requirements in Title 6, "Pay, Leave, and Allowances," of GAO's Policy and Procedures Manual for Guidance of Federal Agencies, as they relate to the Department of Agriculture's Marketing and Regulatory Programs' staff time and attendance (T&A) records, focusing on: (1) if employees are required to sign for their arrival/departure time when recording...
National Gambling Impact Study Commission: Selected Operational Practices
GGD-99-46: Published: Apr 16, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected operational practices of the National Gambling Impact Study Commission (NGISC), focusing on: (1) whether NGISC is subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and, if so, whether NGISC followed FACA with respect to three specific meetings; (2) what contracting procedures were used in NGISC's award of three major contracts; (3) why...
Army Ranger Training: Final Assessment of Improvements Mandated By 1996 National Defense Authorization Act
NSIAD-99-57: Published: Feb 25, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the corrective actions taken by the Army following the deaths of four Ranger students in a 1995 training accident, focusing on the status of: (1) Army Ranger training manning levels required by the fiscal year 1996 National Defense Authorization Act; (2) establishing safety cell organizations required by the act; (3) corrective saf...
Military Attrition: DOD Needs to Follow Through on Actions Initiated to Reduce Early Separations
T-NSIAD-99-80: Published: Feb 24, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed recruiting and attrition in the military services, focusing on: (1) recruiter selection and incentive systems and their effects on recruiter performance; (2) the screening of incoming recruits for criminal history information to ensure that only qualified persons are allowed to enlist; (3) reasons for attrition during the first 6 months of an enli...
[Comments on Whether a Federal Employee Can Use Government Resources To Support Reserve Activities]
B-277678: Published: Jan 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1999.
GAO provided information on whether a federal employee on official duty, who is also a member of the National Guard or the armed forces Reserves, may conduct, and use agency office equipment to support, Guard or Reserve business. GAO held that: (1) agencies may permit their employees to use a limited amount of official time and agency resources to support the Guard or Reserves; (2) employees who a...
Inspectors General: Information on Operational and Staffing Issues
AIMD-99-29: Published: Jan 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO surveyed inspectors general (IG) to obtain: (1) information on their organizational structure, staffing, and workload; and (2) their views on current policy issues affecting them.GAO noted that: (1) IGs' work covers a broad spectrum of agency programs and operations; (2) in general, the IGs responded that they have the expertise and resources necessary to a...