Civil service (21 - 30 of 90 items)
Personnel Practices: Employee Allegations Concerning OSHA Personnel Practices
HRD-87-5: Published: Feb 3, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO investigated the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) personnel practices to identify any: (1) alleged official actions that could adversely affect OSHA operations; and (2) weakening in the promulgation and enforcement of OSHA health and safety standards.GAO found that: (1) 97 of the 124 allegations it reviewed did...
Senior Executive Service: Agencies With a Senior Executive Service Rotation Program
GGD-87-22FS: Published: Dec 3, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the extent to which executive branch agencies have either established or plan to establish job rotation programs for members of the Senior Executive Service (SES).GAO contacted 63 agencies that had at least one career SES member as of March 31, 1986, and found that: (1) the Defense Contract Audit Agency, the Environmental Protection...
Senior Executive Service: Agencies' Use of the Candidate Development Program
GGD-86-93: Published: Jul 14, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on governmentwide utilization of the Candidate Development Program (CDP) to fill the government's available Senior Executive Service (SES) positions.GAO found that: (1) during fiscal years 1982 to 1984, 87 percent of the individuals appointed to career positions had not participated in CDP; (2) the number of candidates selected annually to parti...
Senior Executive Service: Investigating Distinguished Rank Award Nominees
GGD-86-86BR: Published: Jun 19, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) policy of charging agencies a fee to investigate senior executives agencies nominate for a distinguished rank award under the Presidential Rank Awards Program.GAO noted that up to 6 percent of Senior Executive Service (SES) executives may receive rank awards each year. GAO found that OPM: (1...
GAO's Annual Report on Activities of OPM, Fiscal Year 1985
GGD-86-27: Published: Feb 13, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1986.
As part of its annual report on the activities of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), GAO reviewed whether OPM actions were in accordance with merit system principles and free from prohibited personnel practices.GAO found that, as of September 30, 1985, OPM has made progress in: (1) analyzing alternative structures of the Senior Executive Service; (2) developing information concerning the us...
Fiscal Management of the Combined Federal Campaign
GGD-85-69: Published: Jul 29, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) fiscal control of the Combined Federal Campaign.A review of random samples of pledge cards received by 16 local campaigns in 1984 showed that at least 97 percent of all contributions in each campaign were recorded and distributed in accordance with OPM regulations. However, when federal personnel wanted...
Benefit Practices for Permanent and Temporary Federal Employees
GGD-85-54: Published: Jun 10, 1985. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the benefits available to permanent and temporary federal employees; (2) the additional cost to the government if temporary employees received the same benefits as permanent employees; and (3) whether temporary employees are working recurring workperiods at the Forest Service's Northern Region.GAO found that: (1) generally, permanent employees...
Letter Carriers' Workload and Overtime Concerns at Irvington Station, Fremont, California
GGD-85-39: Published: Apr 15, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed letter carrier operations and the use of overtime to complete mail deliveries at a post office in California. GAO noted that the request was prompted by complaints from letter carriers at that post office.GAO found that: (1) the high rates of overtime developed because of unanticipated rapid growth in mail volume; (2) the volume of mail caused carr...
GAO's Personnel Appeals Board: A History and Profile
128772: Jan 1, 1985
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 20, Issue 4, Fall 1985, provides a history and profile of the GAO Personnel Appeals Board (PAB) which was the cornerstone of the GAO Personnel Act of 1980. It discussed: (1) the need for a separate personnel system to exempt GAO from executive branch administered laws and regulations relating to personnel matters and to allow GAO to establish it...
Distribution of Male and Female Employees in Four Federal Classification Systems
GGD-85-20: Published: Nov 27, 1984. Publicly Released: Dec 7, 1984.
GAO presented data on the number and percent of male and female employees in the General Schedule (GS), the Federal Wage system (FWS), the classification used for foreign service professionals at the Department of State, and the system for classifying certain Veterans Administration medical professionals.GAO noted that each of the occupational groups and families in the GS and FWS systems contains...