Civil service (51 - 60 of 90 items)
Staffing Implications of Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System and Remote Sensing Activities
PSAD-80-47: Published: May 28, 1980. Publicly Released: May 30, 1980.
A review was requested of the staffing implications caused by introducing the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS) on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Goddard Space Flight Center. TDRSS will markedly change Goddard's operating mode using satellites for tracking and data acquisition suppport of low, earth-orbiting spacecraft. This support function is now conduc...
Civil Service Reform--Where It Stands Today
FPCD-80-38: Published: May 13, 1980. Publicly Released: May 13, 1980.
The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 is intended to provide Federal managers with the flexibility to improve Government operations and productivity while, at the same time, protect employees from unfair or unwarranted practices. As part of civil service reform, a reorganization of the agencies administering the Federal personnel system was proposed and approved. Thus, the Civil Service Commission...
Career Challenges in a Changing Civil Service
112004: Mar 20, 1980
As the role of Government grows and changes, and as the decisions of public officials at all levels of Government have a more direct effect both on daily affairs and on prospects for the future, the quality of public service has increasingly become a major public concern. Attracting industrious and capable people to the Government, and holding them there, is at the core of an efficient and effecti...
Stronger Management Needed To Improve Employee Organization Health Plans' Payment Practices
HRD-79-87: Published: Sep 7, 1979. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1979.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has not done an effective job of guiding and overseeing the Employee Organization Plans participating in the Federal Employees Health Benefits program. OPM has allowed the plans to make claim payments without determining whether the claims represented sound comprehensive systems to determine the reasonableness of charges as the contracts require.The Plans h...
Development of the Classification Standard for Flight Service Station Specialists
FPCD-79-52: Published: Jul 25, 1979. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 1979.
A request was made for a review of the establishment of the classification standard for the flight service station specialist occupation to determine if normal procedures were followed.The Department of Transportation asked the Civil Service Commission (CSC) to develop a new classification standard for the air traffic control occupational series as a result of agency and union dissatisfaction with...
DOE and FERC Staffing Needs and Employee Distribution
EMD-79-53: Published: May 1, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1979.
A review was made of Department of Energy (DOE) personnel management practices relating to: (1) the impact of the federal hiring freeze on staffing needs of DOE and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC); (2) the allocation of supergrade positions; and (3) actions taken by DOE to correct personnel management problems discussed in a September 1978 Civil Service Commission (CSC) report.Most...
Annual Adjustments--The Key to Federal Executive Pay
FPCD-79-31: Published: May 17, 1979. Publicly Released: May 17, 1979.
Top federal executives paid under the Executive Schedule (ES) are supposed to receive the annual comparability salary adjustments given to General Schedule (GS) exployees, but these executives have been denied all but one such adjustment. Quadrennial assessment and adjustment of executive salaries have been denied. This has been partially due to a linkage between congressional and executive level...
Contracts Efforts That Lend Themselves to In-House Performance by OEO
B-130515: Published: Dec 7, 1970. Publicly Released: May 15, 1979.
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The Impact and Validity of PACE: A Federal Employment Examination
109388: May 15, 1979
A study of PACE (Professional and Administrative Career Examination) showed that 99 percent of the black applicants and 84 percent of the white applicants who took the test were screened out of competition because they did not score 90 or better on the test. According to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the test has been validated and research shows a clear relationship between performanc...
The Federal Employee Suggestion System: Possibilities for Improvement
FPCD-78-73: Published: Nov 8, 1978. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1978.
The Incentive Awards Program's objective is to encourage civilian employees to contribute to the efficiency, economy, or other areas of government operations by recognizing and rewarding them for exceptionally meritorious achievements or suggestions.The full benefits of an effective employee suggestion system are not being realized by federal agencies. Pronounced support of a suggestion system alo...