Personnel management (101 - 110 of 631 items)
Alternative Work Schedules: Many Agencies Do Not Allow Employees the Full Flexibility Permitted by Law
GGD-94-55: Published: Mar 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1994.
GAO reviewed selected federal agencies' authorization of alternative work schedules (AWS) for their employees, focusing on the reasons AWS are not more readily available to federal employees.GAO found that: (1) authorizing legislation permits but does not require federal agencies to institute AWS programs; (2) agencies' headquarters promulgate general AWS policies that vary widely and generally do...
EEO Oversight Study of GAO's Employment of Persons with Disabilities
PAB-94-1: Published: Jan 24, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 24, 1994.
The General Accounting Office (GAO) Personnel Appeals Board conducted a follow-up study to determine whether and to what extent GAO has implemented its recommendations to develop a viable, agencywide equal employment opportunity program for persons with disabilities. The Board noted that GAO has: (1) made significant progress to ensure that disabled persons are afforded equal employment opportunit...
Military Downsizing: Persons Returning to Civilian Life Need More Help from DOD
HEHS-94-39: Published: Jan 21, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the extent to which the Departments of Defense (DOD), Labor (DOL), and Veterans Affairs (VA) provide transition assistance services to separating members and their spouses.GAO found that: (1) many separating service members and their spouses do not get timely transition services because the transition program does not receive adequate support from...
GAO Career Level Council: Issues Important to GAO's Career Level Staff
150181: Oct 28, 1993
GAO discussed issues affecting its career level staff, focusing on: (1) the effect of GAO budget reductions on the staff's ability to do their work; (2) staff performance assessments; and (3) organizational matters. GAO noted that: (1) GAO budget reductions have limited the resources available for career level staff to do their work; (2) continued GAO downsizing could lead to reductions in force,...
Views of Mid-Level Staff
150180: Oct 28, 1993
GAO discussed the views of its mid-level staff, focusing on: (1) communication and trust within GAO; (2) the GAO work environment; and (3) the rewards, recognition, and compensation systems. GAO noted that: (1) only 20 percent of surveyed employees believe that management is willing to listen to and consider the views of individuals and employee groups; (2) only 24 percent of the survey respondent...
Social Security: Sustained Effort Needed to Improve Management and Prepare for the Future
HRD-94-22: Published: Oct 27, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 27, 1993.
GAO provided information on the Social Security Administration's (SSA) current and future operations, focusing on SSA progress in improving its strategic planning, information resource, human resource, and financial management systems.GAO found that: (1) SSA needs to improve its strategic planning process, establish accountability and evaluation systems, modernize its computer systems, resolve pro...
VRA Appointments For On-call Positions
GGD-94-31R: Published: Oct 15, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Vietnam veterans' allegations that the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) withheld certain rights and entitlements due them as recipients of veterans readjustment appointments (VRA). GAO found that: (1) the veterans' VRA rights and entitlements were not denied; (2) although positions filled through VRA appointments usually lead to permanent full-time p...
EEOC: Federal Affirmative Planning Responsibilities
T-GGD-94-20: Published: Oct 13, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 13, 1993.
GAO discussed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) role in creating a federal workforce that is discrimination free and reflects the nation's population. GAO noted that: (1) EEOC must work with federal agencies to better identify employment barriers for women and minorities; (2) the representation of women and minorities in the federal workforce has increased between 1982 and 1993;...
Federal Personnel: Employment Policy Challenges Created By an Aging Workforce
GGD-93-138: Published: Sep 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1993.
GAO provided information on work-force aging, focusing on federal government and private-sector employers' efforts to address older-worker issues.GAO found that: (1) the federal government and private-sector employers could face difficulties in meeting their future employment needs because the large aging baby boom generation is approaching retirement eligibility and the next generation of workers...
Nuclear Security: DOE's Progress on Reducing Its Security Clearance Work Load
RCED-93-183: Published: Aug 12, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Department of Energy's (DOE) efforts to reduce the processing time for security clearances for federal and contractor employees.GAO found that: (1) DOE has decreased its personnel security workload and reinvestigation backlog since 1988; (2) as of June 1993, DOE had reduced its reinvestigation backlog by more than 99 percen...