Civil service (1 - 10 of 90 items)
Employment of OMHAR Staff at HUD Following Their Employment at OMHAR
GAO-03-703R: Published: Jun 30, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2003.
To reduce the estimated multibillion-dollar costs to the federal government of renewing rental subsidy contracts while helping preserve available and affordable low-income rental housing, Congress passed the Multifamily Assisted Housing Reform and Affordability Act of 1997 (Act), which established the "mark-to market" program to restructure the contracts. The Act also created the Office of Multifa...
The Excepted Service: A Research Profile
GGD-97-72: Published: May 1, 1997. Publicly Released: May 1, 1997.
GAO provided information on the excepted service, focusing on: (1) the distribution of excepted service employees across government organizations; (2) the composition of the excepted service in terms of the various legal bases under which employees were appointed; (3) policy concerns and study focuses that have guided some prior studies; (4) the coverage of agencies and employees, as well as data...
Federal Management and Workforce Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1997-98
IAP-97-5: Published: Mar 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1997.
GAO provided information on its Federal Management and Workforce issue area plan for fiscal years 1997-1998.GAO plans to examine: (1) cost-effective alternatives for downsizing the federal workforce; (2) alternatives to the federal government's performance management system; (3) options for streamlining the administrative appeals process; (4) alternatives to the civil service system; (5) ways to i...
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...
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...
Compliance with FTE Targets 1994-1996
GGD-95-168R: Published: May 16, 1995. Publicly Released: May 16, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the President's fiscal year (FY) 1996 budget complies with the workforce ceiling mandated by the Workforce Restructuring Act of 1994. GAO noted that: (1) in FY 1994, full time equivalent (FTE) civilian executive branch positions were below the target level; (2) in FY 1995, FTE positions will likely be fewer than the FY 1995 target; (3) the...
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...
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...
Federal Employment: Impact of President's Economic Plan on Federal Employees' Pay and Benefits
T-GGD-93-8: Published: Mar 10, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1993.
GAO discussed the impact of the President's economic plan on federal employees. GAO noted that: (1) the government needs to attract and retain employees of high caliber to meet the challenges facing the government; (2) it has identified the importance of federal pay reform to attract and retain quality employees; (3) the President's proposals represent a reversal of positive steps taken to address...
Observations on GAO's Experience in Implementing an Independent Personnel System
T-ACG/OPS-90-1: Published: Jul 26, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1990.
GAO discussed its personnel system, focusing on: (1) areas where the system has been beneficial; and (2) aspects of its grievance and appeals procedures. GAO noted that: (1) it can move more expeditiously in hiring and recruiting its personnel; (2) it has created a performance-based system that rewards its staff for accomplishments and contributions; (3) it implemented new position classifications...