Performance appraisal (21 - 30 of 55 items)
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...
Fair Labor Standards Act: Selected Administrative Issues
HRD-88-48FS: Published: Feb 25, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding the Employment Standards Administration's (ESA) Wage and Hour Division's enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards Act, focusing on its: (1) methods for compliance officer training and performance evaluation; (2) full-time-equivalent staff-year ceiling and staffing levels for fiscal years (FY) 1981 through 1987; and (3) deposits...
Security Clearance Reinvestigations of Employees Has Not Been Timely at the Department of Energy
T-RCED-87-14: Published: Apr 9, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1987.
GAO discussed its review of the Department of Energy's (DOE) reinvestigation of employee security clearances at DOE headquarters and at three operations centers. GAO found that: (1) DOE has not performed timely periodic reinvestigations to determine if previously cleared employees have developed personal problems which could endanger national security; (2) some cleared DOE employees were engaged i...
Reductions in Force
127874: Sep 12, 1985
Testimony was given concerning reductions in force (RIF) in the federal government. GAO noted that proposed 1985 regulations take into consideration the last three annual performance ratings in granting additional service credits for performance. GAO noted that: (1) many weaknesses occur in the objectivity and accuracy of performance appraisals; (2) the new RIF regulations may put added stress on...
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...
Description of Selected Systems for Classifying Federal Civilian Positions and Personnel
GGD-84-90: Published: Jul 13, 1984. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO studied the principal systems for classifying Federal civilian personnel to provide background information for evaluating sex bias in Federal classification systems. In this initial study, GAO specifically examined General Schedule (GS) positions, Federal Wage System (FWS) positions, Foreign Service professionals, and Veterans Administration (VA) profess...
A 2-Year Appraisal of Merit Pay in Three Agencies
GGD-84-1: Published: Mar 26, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed the merit pay systems at the Departments of Agriculture, Housing and Urban Development, and the Navy during 1981 and 1982.In fiscal year 1982, about 108,000 federal employees were covered by the merit pay system, which was established by the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978. About half of the merit pay employees that GAO surveyed were dissatisfi...
New Performance Appraisals Beneficial but Refinements Needed
GGD-83-72: Published: Sep 15, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1983.
GAO reviewed, on a selected basis, performance appraisal systems for General Schedule employees established by federal agencies under the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (CSRA). CSRA directed agencies to develop objective criteria for supervisors to use in rating employees' performance and determining appropriate personnel actions.GAO found that, although there appears to be better communication...
Statistical Data on Securities and Exchange Commission's Allocation of Staffing and Other Budgetary Resources for Fiscal 1977 to 1981
AFMD-82-73: Published: Jun 18, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO developed information on the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) budgetary resources, staffing levels, and other data affecting the SEC program activities for fiscal years 1977 to 1981.Although SEC did not have some of the data requested, GAO was able to obtain the following information: (1) a graphic presentation of the SEC productivity from 1967 to...
Civil Service Reform After Two Years: Some Initial Problems Resolved but Serious Concerns Remain
FPCD-82-1: Published: Nov 10, 1981. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1981.
The Civil Service Reform Act requires GAO to submit annual reports to the President and Congress on significant activities of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Merit Sytems Protection Board (MSPB), including the Office of the Special Counsel. In addition, GAO was asked to include the activities of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) in its reports.The startup and transition...