Performance appraisal (31 - 40 of 55 items)
Actions Needed To Enhance the Credibility of Senior Executive Service Performance Award Programs
FPCD-81-65: Published: Sep 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1981.
GAO reviewed the Senior Executive Service (SES) performance and rank awards paid as of June 1981. The objectives of the review were to: (1) gather statistical data on performance and rank awards to determine if agencies were in compliance with the law and with the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) guidance, (2) assess the validity and effectiveness of methods and criteria that agencies use in...
Obstacles Hamper the Office of Personnel Management's Evaluation of the Implementation of the 1978 Civil Service Reform Act
FPCD-81-69: Published: Sep 14, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1981.
GAO completed a limited review of the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) 5-year strategy for evaluating the implementation and impact of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978. GAO identified problems which it believes could hamper the collection of data needed to evaluate the Act.GAO identified the following management and technical weaknesses which it believes warrant careful consideration by...
Employment Trends and Grade Controls in the DOD General Schedule Work Force
FPCD-81-52: Published: Jul 28, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1981.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed and summarized the changes in the grade structure of the Department of Defense (DOD) General Schedule workforce over the past 16 years.During the past 16 years, DOD increased the number of its General Schedule employees by 9 percent and the average grade increased by over .5 percent. These employment changes were caused in large part by an advan...
The Federal Merit Pay Program
115933: Jul 21, 1981
Under the Civil Service Reform Act, pay increases for management officials and supervisors are to be based on their performance. If merit pay is to work, it is crucial that it be implemented properly. GAO is concerned about whether agencies are ready to make sound merit pay decisions on the basis of performance appraisals and believes that the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) method for comp...
Civil Service Reform: An Annotated Bibliography
OISS-81-07: Published: Jun 1, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1981.
Selected articles and reports on civil service reform are presented. Subjects include: performance appraisal, accountability, merit pay, collective bargaining, whistleblowing, the Senior Executive Service, the Office of the Special Counsel, and the Federal Labor Relations Authority. The majority of articles encompass all sections of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 and do not fit into any spec...
Senior Executive Service
115112: Apr 27, 1981
The one overriding issue which is the key to the success or failure of the Senior Executive Service (SES) is executive pay compression. Retirement for employees at the pay ceiling has increased dramatically. Much has been said about the possibility that the SES bonus has been used to circumvent this ceiling on executive pay. Given the fact that top level SES members have substantially more respons...
Senior Executive Service
114897: Apr 7, 1981
The Civil Service Reform Act requires Federal agencies to develop, according to Office of Personnel Management (OPM) standards, one or more Senior Executive Service (SES) performance appraisal systems. Typical areas of performance measurement cited in the Act are productivity, quality of work, timeliness of performance, cost efficiency, and progress in meeting affirmative action goals. A GAO surve...
Management and Compensation of Military and Civilian Federal Work Forces: Issues for Planning
FPCD-81-26: Published: Jan 2, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1981.
Federal personnel costs continue to rise and the need for more efficient and effective management of people becomes more pressing. A study was conducted to identify current and emerging issues related to managing and compensating the Federal workforce.Military personnel issues which need attention in the next few years include: (1) military manpower mobilization policies, procedures, and practices...
Ways To Improve Federal Management and Use of Productivity Based Reward Systems
FPCD-81-24: Published: Dec 31, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1980.
GAO studied the concept of reward systems based on productivity standards to identify ways by which federal work-force productivity can be improved.GAO found that: (1) productivity-based reward systems have had positive effects on productivity in certain work situations, and there seems to be potential for greater use of the concept in the federal government; (2) current Office of Personnel Manage...
First Look at Senior Executive Service Performance Awards/MSPB
FPCD-80-87: Published: Sep 19, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1980.
GAO reviewed the Senior Executive Service bonus payments at the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).GAO concluded that the performance awards were within the requirements of the Civil Service Reform Act, as well as the Office of Personnel Management guidance. However, it was found that MSPB experienced some procedural difficulties in administering the awards. GAO noted that performance objective...