Personnel management (111 - 120 of 631 items)
Employee Background Checks
GGD-93-62R: Published: Sep 2, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 2, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on how the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) plans to use a contractor to help screen job applicants and determine their suitability for postal employment. GAO found that: (1) USPS believes the contract award and other actions will improve the screening process; (2) the contract requires that background checks be done at the request of USPS of...
Management of Embassies
NSIAD-93-280R: Published: Sep 2, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 2, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of State's management of its overseas embassies, focusing on: (1) real property management; (2) contracting and procurement; (3) staffing and training; (4) personal property; (5) overseas medical expenses; (6) housing standards; (7) cashiering and other financial controls; and (8) the views of Mexico City embassy offic...
EEOC: An Overview
T-HRD-93-30: Published: Jul 27, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1993.
GAO discussed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and some concerns about its operations. GAO noted that: (1) EEOC responsibilities and workload have increased significantly since 1964 due to its assumption of responsibility for enforcing certain antidiscrimination acts; (2) EEOC has requested more staff to meet its increasing workload, but it needs to study investigator efficiency...
Merit Systems Protection Board
GGD-93-49R: Published: Jul 9, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed a house report regarding the effectiveness of the Merit Systems Protection Board, focusing on the: (1) report's findings relating to the Board's statutory mission to hear and decide employee appeals of adverse personnel decisions; and (2) Board's actions when apparent misconduct by an agency official has occurred. GAO noted that: (1) the report did...
Federal Employment: Inquiry Into Sexual Harassment Issues at Selected VA Medical Centers
GGD-93-119: Published: Jun 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed sexual harassment at the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) medical centers, focusing on: (1) closed complaints of sexual harassment at VA; (2) the number of formal sexual harassment complaints in process; (3) the prevalence of sexual harassment at VA medical centers; and (4) VA medical centers' handling of sexual harassment complaints.GAO found...
Homosexuals in the Military: Policies and Practices of Foreign Countries
NSIAD-93-215: Published: Jun 25, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed 25 foreign countries' policies concerning homosexuals in the military, focusing on: (1) the policies' evolution; (2) the comparison of military policies to civilian laws; (3) whether armed services' practices are consistent with military policies; and (4) each countries' experience with homosexuals in the military.GAO found that: (1) 11 of the 25 c...
INS Corrective Action
GGD-93-46R: Published: Jun 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on corrective actions the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) negotiated after INS inappropriately acted against several of its agents, focusing on: (1) the status of the corrective actions; and (2) new allegations of INS harassment. GAO found that: (1) INS has complied with all the corre...
Information on Black Employment at INS
GGD-93-44R: Published: May 17, 1993. Publicly Released: May 17, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compiled data on the number, occupations, and grades of black employees in the Department of Justice's Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). GAO noted that: (1) in September 1992, 12 percent of all employees at INS were black; (2) INS had 16,132 full time permanent employees in grades 1 through 15 and 1,915 were black; (3) 26 percent of INS full-tim...
Revitalizing USDA: A Challenge for the 21st Century
T-RCED-93-32: Published: Apr 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 1993.
GAO discussed the overall effectiveness of the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) management processes and systems, focusing on: (1) solutions to USDA organizational and structural problems; (2) USDA streamlining efforts; and (3) issues involved with USDA revitalization. GAO noted that: (1) USDA organizational structure has not adequately managed many of the emerging rural development and biotechn...
Public Affairs: Personnel Engaged in Public and Congressional Affairs in Federal Agencies
GGD-93-71FS: Published: Mar 8, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the number of personnel engaged in public and congressional affairs activities in 31 selected federal agencies.GAO found that: (1) the estimated full-time equivalent (FTE) personnel engaged in public and congressional affairs during fiscal years (FY) 1991 and 1992 has increased since FY 1985; (2) 26 agencies reported FTE totals for public and congr...