Civil service (11 - 20 of 90 items)
Senior Executive Service: Data on Hard-To-Fill Vacancies Not Readily Available
GGD-89-72BR: Published: Apr 26, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) Senior Executive Service (SES) positions that remained vacant for at least 120 days; and (2) why agencies were unable to fill the vacancies sooner.GAO found that: (1) complete, accurate, and current data on governmentwide career SES vacancies were not readily available; (2) Office of Personnel Management data on SES vacancies in...
Federal ADP Personnel: Recruitment and Retention
IMTEC-89-12BR: Published: Feb 7, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the problems that federal personnel managers have in recruiting and retaining automatic data processing (ADP) personnel; and (2) Office of Personnel Management (OPM) programs that would help recruit and retain a high-quality ADP work force.GAO found that: (1) federal managers believed that noncompetitive wages, obsolete personnel classifica...
Poor Performers: How They Are Identified and Dealt With in the Social Security Administration
GGD-89-28: Published: Jan 27, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on how the Social Security Administration (SSA) identified and dealt with employees who performed their jobs poorly.GAO found that the SSA performance management system required supervisors to: (1) establish performance plans specifying employees' job tasks and expected performance levels; (2) periodically monitor employee performance a...
Reflections on CSRA's First Decade
138533: Jan 1, 1989
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 5, Spring 1989, presents a review of the extent to which enactment of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 has improved the federal personnel system. Major changes since the act's passage include: (1) elimination of the Civil Service Commission and splitting of its mission between the Office of Personnel Management and the Merit Systems Protecti...
Civil Service Reform: Development of 1978 Civil Service Reform Proposals
GGD-89-18: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO presented a transcript of a March 31, 1988, seminar entitled "Civil Service Reform Act: A Tenth Anniversary Retrospective," held jointly by GAO and the Senate Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Federal Services, Post Office and Civil Service.The seminar examined the early thought that went into the reform of the Civil Service in order to help the Committe...
Paul G. Dembling
OP-6-OH: Published: Sep 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1988.
GAO presented a transcript of a videotape interview of Paul G. Dembling, who served GAO as General Counsel from 1969 through 1978, as part of its program to record key government officials' observations and impressions and ensure the systematic recording of the bases for policy decisions and other important events for posterity...
Senior Executive Service: The Extent to Which SES Members Have Used the Sabbatical Program
GGD-88-90: Published: Aug 4, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) sabbatical program for Senior Executive Service (SES) members to determine: (1) the costs of sabbaticals; (2) the positions to which SES members returned after their sabbaticals; (3) whether participants remained in federal service for at least 2 consecutive years after completing their sabbaticals, as req...
Employee Involvement: Issues for Agencies To Consider in Designing and Implementing Programs
GGD-88-82: Published: May 23, 1988. Publicly Released: May 23, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO identified issues for federal agencies to consider in designing and implementing employee involvement programs.GAO found that: (1) management interest and support are essential for successful program implementation; (2) managers could promote employee involvement through management style changes that demonstrate receptivity to employee input; (3) a clear...
Comments on Need to Revitalize Federal Career Service
087964: Jan 14, 1988
No summary is currently available...
Federal Employee Suggestion Program
T-GGD-88-4: Published: Nov 4, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 1987.
GAO discussed the implementation and effectiveness of federal employee suggestion programs, focusing on such programs in the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of State, and the Architect of the Capitol. GAO noted that: (1) the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was responsible for issuing regulations to carry out such programs; (2) 36 agencies reported achieving tangible benefits of about...