Personnel management (61 - 70 of 630 items)
Federal Personnel: Issues on the Need for the Public Health Service's Commissioned Corps
GGD-96-55: Published: May 7, 1996. Publicly Released: May 15, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the operations of the Public Health Service's (PHS) Commissioned Corps, focusing on: (1) whether there continues to be a need for a commissioned corps with military-like pay, allowances, and benefits; and (2) potential costs if federal civilian employees performed the Corps' functions.GAO found that: (1) the Corps' original mission of providing med...
Management Review of The Library of Congress: Final Report, Volume 1
156761: May 7, 1996
This management review of the Library of Congress includes information on the Library's historical background and mission, management and operational processes, organizational structure, potential to increase revenue opportunities, infrastructure and facilities, security, technology usage, labor relations, competitive selection process, personnel management, human resources management, services de...
Federal Management and Workforce Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Year 1997
IAP-96-15: Published: May 1, 1996. Publicly Released: May 1, 1996.
GAO provided information on its Federal Management and Workforce issue area plan for fiscal year 1997.GAO plans to: (1) identify cost-effective alternatives for downsizing the federal workforce; (2) identify alternatives to the federal government's performance management system; (3) identify options for streamlining the administrative appeals process; (4) examine alternatives to the civil service...
Federal Employee Redress: A System in Need of Reform
T-GGD-96-110: Published: Apr 23, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1996.
GAO discussed the administrative redress system for federal employees. GAO noted that: (1) the federal employee redress system is a complex and duplicative system that affords employees redress at three different levels; (2) the system is inefficient, expensive, and time-consuming because of its complexity and the variety of redress mechanisms available; (3) the system contains significant overlap...
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...
Workforce Profile at SSA Baltimore
GGD-96-80R: Published: Apr 5, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of African-American employees at the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Baltimore, Maryland, area operations. GAO noted that: (1) in September 1994, African-Americans constituted nearly 44 percent of the workforce in the Baltimore SSA operations, which was about 0.8 percent lower than in September 1989; (2) African-Ame...
Legislative Branch Reductions
GGD-96-57R: Published: Dec 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on whether legislative branch entities complied with the 1994 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act to reduce their staff positions and administrative expenses for fiscal year 1995. GAO found that the entities certified their compliance with the legislative requirements in their 1995 reports...
Federal Job Classification: Comparison of Job Content With Grades Assigned in Selected Occupations
GGD-96-20: Published: Nov 6, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the relationship between job content and General Schedule (GS) grades assigned using the Factor Evaluation System (FES), focusing on whether the relationship varied on the basis of the proportion of women and minorities in various occupations.GAO found that: (1) the difference between actual GS grades and the grades based on job content under FES w...
Retention Bonuses: More Direction and Oversight Needed
NSIAD-96-42: Published: Nov 6, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 1995.
GAO reviewed whether the Department of Defense (DOD) has effectively managed the Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) Program.GAO found that: (1) the services have awarded some SRB to personnel in high-skill categories where a high percentage of the required positions are already filled; (2) in fiscal year (FY) 1994, 43 percent of the new SRB contracts went to service members in skill categories whe...
Civil Service Reform: Changing Times Demand New Approaches
T-GGD-96-31: Published: Oct 12, 1995. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 1995.
GAO discussed some of the issues surrounding the future of the federal civil service. GAO noted that: (1) Congress has periodically updated its provisions in response to changing conditions; (2) reforming the current civil service system involves creating a system that meets the requirements of the current workplace and is flexible enough to respond to future demands; (3) private-sector employers...