Program evaluation (21 - 30 of 50 items)
Better Guidance Is Needed for Determining When Examining Authority Should Be Delegated to Federal Agencies
FPCD-82-41: Published: Jul 1, 1982. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1982.
GAO was asked to review the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) program for delegating to Federal agencies the authority to examine candidates for Federal jobs. The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 authorized OPM to delegate examining authority as a means of improving the timeliness of the hiring process and the quality of Federal job candidates. OPM announced plans to withdraw some of the delega...
Less Expensive Internal Management Options May Be Viable Alternatives for Countering Critical Military Skill Shortages
FPCD-82-16: Published: Apr 19, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1982.
Because the services have requested across-the-board increases and numerous other monetary incentives and benefit packages as inducements to attract and retain enlisted personnel, GAO reviewed the Air Force's effort to determine: (1) the extent and nature of its personnel shortages; (2) what factors it identified as contributing to the shortages; and (3) what the Air Force is doing, and plans to d...
Recent Government-Wide Hiring Freezes Prove Ineffective in Managing Federal Employment
FPCD-82-21: Published: Mar 10, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1982.
GAO was requested to review the effects of across-the-board hiring freezes on federal employment levels and spending and on federal agencies' ability to carry out their programs.Government-wide hiring freezes, regardless of how well they are managed, are not an effective means of controlling federal employment. The government-wide hiring freezes had little effect on federal employment levels and i...
The Kansas City Regional Office: At the Crossroads of Our Nation
117733: Jan 1, 1982
As part of a series of articles on GAO regional operations, activities at the GAO Kansas City Regional Office were reviewed in the GAO Review, Vol. 17, Issue 1, Winter 1982. The Kansas City Regional Office conducts its work in areas which primarily include: agriculture; communications; logistics management, procurement, and readiness; personnel management; tax administration; and energy...
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...
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...
Expanding the Efficiency Review Program for Commercial Activities Can Save Millions
FPCD-81-77: Published: Sep 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1981.
GAO completed a limited survey of the Department of Defense (DOD) program to increase the efficiency of some in-house commercial or industrial-type activities.The efficiency review program saves money each year by developing and applying performance standards that eliminate unnecessary and inefficient work practices. Before a commercial activity can be converted from in-house to contract operation...
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...
Initial Skill Training for Navy Enlisted Personnel
FPCD-81-56: Published: Jun 29, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1981.
GAO recently completed a survey of the Navy's initial skill training for enlisted personnel. The survey addressed how the Navy determines which job tasks a sailor should know, how it insures that the tasks are taught, and whether fleet supervisors are satisfied with recent graduates of initial skill training.The Navy is taking action to improve its initial skill training by developing new training...
Across-the-Board Pay Raises and Other Military Manpower Issues
114739: Mar 31, 1981
The issues concerning military compensation and manpower policies are interrelated with the wisdom of instituting a military salary system to replace the antiquated pay and allowance system and whether the retirement system should be revised so that it would work for, rather than against, military manpower objectives. While across-the-board pay raises would have very little impact on the group of...