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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...
First Look at Senior Executive Service Performance Awards
FPCD-80-74: Published: Aug 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1980.
The Senior Executive Service (SES) went into effect on July 13, l979, with a system of performance awards intended to encourage excellence in performance and higher productivity among Federal executives. The first bonuses under this system were paid in May and April of l980 by the Small Business Administration (SBA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Merit Systems P...
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...
Performance Appraisal: The Thirteenth Labor of Hercules
111449: Jan 1, 1980
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 15, Issue 1, Winter 1980. The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 requires federal agencies to develop appraisal systems to serve as the basis for such personnel actions as training, rewards, reassignment, promotion, reduction in grade, and removal. The problems that organizations have in developing effective performance appraisal systems involve conceptu...
Performance Appraisals--An Opportunity for Improved Management
111448: Jan 1, 1980
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 15, Issue 1, Winter 1980. The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 requires federal agencies to use performance appraisals as the basis for such personnel actions as training, rewards, reassignment, promotion, reduction in grade, and removal. Agency performance appraisal systems must provide for: encouragement of employee participation in setting performan...
An Evaluation of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act of 1970
FPCD-80-11: Published: Dec 19, 1979. Publicly Released: Dec 19, 1979.
The Intergovernmental Personnel Act of 1970 is aimed at resolving problems at the State and local levels in many areas, from building personnel management systems where none existed, to promoting civil service reform. Several evaluations show that the grants have generally been successful, played a catalytic role in State and local government personnel management improvement, and have resulted in...
Costs of Federal Personnel Security Investigations Could and Should Be Cut
FPCD-79-79: Published: Aug 31, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1979.
A personnel security investigation is an inquiry into the activities of an individual to make sure he/she is reliable, trustworthy, loyal, and of good character. Authorities use the information to determine a person's suitability, security eligibility, and loyalty. There are two basic types of investigations: one called full field, which is extensive; and one called national agency check and inqui...
NRC's Operator Licensing Program
EMD-79-67: Published: May 15, 1979. Publicly Released: May 18, 1979.
An analysis was made of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) program for licensing nuclear powerplant operators. Information from the Three Mile Island (TMI) nuclear accident and from other nuclear plants has raised questions concerning the program. The specific events that caused the nuclear accident at TMI and are being carefully evaluated by NRC. However, the Chairman, NRC, and the Directo...
Accountability for Career Development--A Must for Improved Program Management
110900: Jan 1, 1979
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 14, Issue 4, Fall 1979. The Civil Service Reform Act may provide the framework for improved accountability for career development by increasing agencies' responsibility for developing career staff. GAO recognizes the importance of personnel management to the successful operation of federal programs. One GAO division is devoted exclusively to scrutinizi...
Civil Service Commission Needs To Strengthen Management and Control of Its Revolving Fund Activities
FPCD-78-93: Published: Dec 12, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 1978.
In fiscal year 1977, the Civil Service Commission provided (1) training to about 187,000 federal, state, and local government employees, (2) full field security investigations for about 23,000 employees, and (3) technical advice and assistance for strengthening state and local governments' personnel administration. These activities are financed by the Commission's revolving fund. The Commission's...