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John E. Thornton, 1935-1976
OP-3-OH: Published: Mar 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1988.
GAO presented a transcript of an interview of John E. Thornton, the Director of the Field Operations Division from 1935 through 1976, 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...
Focusing on Fundamentals: GAO's General Management Reviews
137159: Jan 1, 1988
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 3, Fall 1988, discusses GAO general management reviews (GMR), which are GAO-initiated reviews of overall agency management. The three major goals of GMR are to: (1) impress upon the leaders of executive branch agencies the importance of improving their management practices; (2) help Congress oversee federal operations; and (3) improve GAO audits...
Federal Employee Suggestion Program
T-GGD-88-4: Published: Nov 4, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 1987.
GAO discussed the implementation and effectiveness of federal employee suggestion programs, focusing on such programs in the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of State, and the Architect of the Capitol. GAO noted that: (1) the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was responsible for issuing regulations to carry out such programs; (2) 36 agencies reported achieving tangible benefits of about...
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...
Worker Protection: Selected National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Activities
HRD-87-44BR: Published: Feb 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected activities at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to: (1) identify changes in NIOSH administrative staffing patterns; (2) identify funding for a program to notify individual workers of potential health hazards in the work place; and (3) determine if NIOSH expanded its industry-wide study activities.GAO found t...
Department of Labor: Assessment of Management Improvement Efforts
HRD-87-27: Published: Dec 31, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1986.
GAO commented on the Department of Labor's responses to its recommendations to: (1) strengthen secretarial direction; (2) correct long-standing problems; (3) obtain better information on program operations; (4) enhance work-force quality and efficiency; and (5) operate in a more business-like manner.GAO noted that: (1) the Secretary of Labor established departmentwide goals and the Secretary's Man...
Senior Executive Service: Agencies With a Senior Executive Service Rotation Program
GGD-87-22FS: Published: Dec 3, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the extent to which executive branch agencies have either established or plan to establish job rotation programs for members of the Senior Executive Service (SES).GAO contacted 63 agencies that had at least one career SES member as of March 31, 1986, and found that: (1) the Defense Contract Audit Agency, the Environmental Protection...
Senior Executive Service: Agencies' Use of the Candidate Development Program
GGD-86-93: Published: Jul 14, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on governmentwide utilization of the Candidate Development Program (CDP) to fill the government's available Senior Executive Service (SES) positions.GAO found that: (1) during fiscal years 1982 to 1984, 87 percent of the individuals appointed to career positions had not participated in CDP; (2) the number of candidates selected annually to parti...
Information on the Accuracy of Defense Manpower Requirements
NSIAD-86-87BR: Published: Mar 26, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the defense manpower-requirements programs to assess the degree to which the services' policies and procedures for determining manpower needs accurately identify the quality and quantity of manpower required for national defense.GAO found that: (1) the Navy's application of staffing standards exists for only a third to a half of its shore-based pos...
GAO's Annual Report on Activities of OPM, Fiscal Year 1985
GGD-86-27: Published: Feb 13, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1986.
As part of its annual report on the activities of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), GAO reviewed whether OPM actions were in accordance with merit system principles and free from prohibited personnel practices.GAO found that, as of September 30, 1985, OPM has made progress in: (1) analyzing alternative structures of the Senior Executive Service; (2) developing information concerning the us...