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Federal Telework: Better Guidance Could Help Agencies Calculate Benefits and Costs
GAO-16-551: Published: Jul 15, 2016. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2016.
Benefits associated with telework programs include continuity of operations and reduced employee absences, based on GAO's literature review and the experiences of six selected agencies. The benefits most frequently cited by the selected agencies—the Department of Transportation (DOT), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), General Services Administra...
Military Spouse Employment Programs: DOD Can Improve Guidance and Performance Monitoring
GAO-13-60: Published: Dec 13, 2012. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 2012.
The Department of Defense (DOD) has recently created three new programs to help military spouses obtain employment: (1) the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) tuition assistance program, (2) the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP), which connects military spouses with employers, (3) and the Military Spouse Career Center, consisting of a call center and a website for mili...
1992 Midyear Report of Key Performance Indicators
147589: Jun 1, 1992
GAO presented its midyear report on key GAO performance indicators, focusing on: (1) the results of GAO work; (2) managing GAO work; and (3) human resources at GAO. The report presented 5-year GAO-wide and 3-year division, region, and overseas data to help the reader appraise the movement of indicators in a historical context...
Employment Service: Leadership Needed to Improve Performance
T-HRD-91-4: Published: Oct 16, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 1990.
GAO discussed the U.S. Employment Service's (ES) basic labor exchange program. GAO noted that: (1) the Department of Labor (DOL) gave state governments broad authority to implement ES programs; (2) ES placement performance varied by states and local offices, primarily due to state and local practices within the control of ES managers; (3) state management practices associated with better performan...
Thomas D. Morris, 1970-1975, 1980-1982
OP-13-OH: Published: Jan 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1990.
GAO presented a transcript of a videotape interview of Thomas D. Morris, a senior GAO official from 1970 to 1975 and 1980 to 1982, as part of its program to record key government officials' observations and impressions and ensure that the bases for policy decisions and other important events are systematically recorded for posterity...
Social Security: Staff Reductions and Service Quality
HRD-88-97: Published: May 13, 1988. Publicly Released: May 13, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) quality of service to the public in processing benefits claims and the consistency and reliability of its processing during staff reductions.GAO found that SSA: (1) improved its processing timeliness, payment accuracy rates, and pending work-load sizes between December 1986 and December 1987; (2) decrea...
Legal Services: Grant to the Constitutional Law Center
HRD-86-31FS: Published: Oct 29, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the expenditures and activities of the Constitutional Law Center (CLC) to determine: (1) whether CLC funds, staff, and equipment had been used for partisan political purposes; (2) the nature and extent of the services CLC has provided to Legal Services Corporation (LSC) grant recipients and clients and its planned activities; and (3) whether CLC...
NOAA Is Improving Its A-76 Program To Correct Early Problems
RCED-85-95: Published: Jun 21, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) implementation and management of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-76 which provides that federal agencies review their activities to determine whether commercial activities could be performed more economically by contract than by government employees.GAO found that NOAA...
Comments on H.R. 5743
B-207219: Published: Aug 11, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO commented on H.R. 5743. If enacted, this bill would amend title 5 of the U.S. Code to restore full comparability and within-grade increases to all employees in General Schedule grades 13 through 15 and to use quality step and incentive award funds to provide lump-sum performance bonuses. Since the bill would apply to all persons in these grades, not just...
High-Quality Senior Marine Corps Officers: How Many Stay Beyond 20 Years of Service?
PEMD-85-1: Published: Nov 13, 1984. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1984.
GAO studied the quality of U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant colonels who retired at the end of 20 years of service and those who remained in the service for consideration for promotion by a colonel selection board to determine whether: (1) the best qualified lieutenant colonels left the service before being considered for promotion to colonel; and (2) quality and retention were differentiated by profe...