Federal agencies (41 - 50 of 61 items)
First Look at Senior Executive Service Performance Awards/SBA
FPCD-80-86: Published: Sep 19, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1980.
GAO reviewed the Senior Executive Service (SES) bonus payments at the Small Business Administration (SBA).GAO concluded that the performance awards were within the requirements of the Civil Service Reform Act, as well as Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance. SBA paid bonuses for performance in the first 6 months of fiscal year 1980. SBA planned to again pay bonuses for the second half of...
OPM's Initial Attempts To Implement Demonstration Provisions of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978
FPCD-80-63: Published: Sep 5, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1980.
GAO observed the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) initial attempts to encourage and evaluate proposals for demonstration projects authorized by Title VI of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978. These projects are intended to determine whether a specified change in personnel management policies and procedures would result in improved Federal personnel management. They can involve waivers of c...
Government Earns Low Marks on Proper Use of Consultants
FPCD-80-48: Published: Jun 5, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 1980.
Over the past 20 years, GAO has issued more than 20 audit reports identifying the need for practically every major federal agency to manage its consulting services better. However, many of the same problems still exist. The proper use of consulting services is a normal, legitimate way to improve government services and operations, and agencies must continue to have the option to use them where app...
H.R. 6768, a Bill To Reform the Selection and Oversight of Administrative Law Judges
112263: May 6, 1980
The need for changes in how Federal Administrative Law Judges (ALJ's) are managed and solutions for reforming the selection and evaluation of ALJ's as proposed by a House bill are discussed. Presently, there are about 1,100 ALJ's who work in 29 agencies, with about 60 percent of them working for the Social Security Administration on benefit claims cases. What makes ALJ's different from other Feder...
Personnel Support Services Furnished the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by DOE
EMD-80-20: Published: Dec 18, 1979. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 1980.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) operates under a common support agreement with the Department of Energy (DOE), which provides for DOE to furnish certain general support requirements such as: contracting and procurement; recruiting and personnel administration; payroll; automatic data processing; operation of management information systems; property management; facilities maintenanc...
Assistance to Displaced Federal Civilian Employees--Avoiding Loss of Needed Trained Personnel
FPCD-80-3: Published: Oct 16, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1979.
A review was made of assistance provided to Federal civilian employees displaced from their positions through no fault of their own when agencies reorganize or act to adjust to program, funding, personnel ceilings, or other changes. The review was conducted at six selected Federal facilities representing both civilian and Department of Defense (DOD) agencies in the Denver, Colorado, and Ogden, Uta...
Report on the Relocation of Director, Naval Oceanography and Meteorology to Bay St. Louis, MS
B-168700: Published: Dec 28, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 26, 1979.
GAO reviewed cost and morale implications of the relocation of the Naval Oceanography and Meteorology Organization from Washington, D.C., to Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Approximately $476,000 was required to relocate personnel, equipment, and records, provide temporary space, and construct a new building for the Director, Naval Oceanography and Meteorology. This is basically a headquarters organiz...
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...
H.R. 12845, 95th Congress
106880: Aug 15, 1978
The primary objective of H.R. 12845 is greater independence of GAO from the executive branch. H.R. 12845 provides safeguards for the rights of employees and applicants and requires adherence to the principles of merit, equal employment opportunity, and veterans preference. By exempting GAO employees from certain civil service laws administered by the Civil Service Commission, the bill would provid...
Feasibility of Establishing Interagency Pools of Clerical Personnel
FPCD-78-62: Published: Jul 13, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1978.
A survey on the feasibility of establishing interagency pools of clerical personnel to help meet the needs of federal agencies for short-term clerical help indicated that it is now time to give the concept a fair test. The need for short-term help appears significant, the demand stable, the concept proven in the private sector and in the State of California, and the potential for success in the fe...