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Social Security: Union Activity at the Social Security Administration
T-HEHS-96-150: Published: Jun 4, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed union activities at the Social Security Administration (SSA) and how these activities compare with other federal agencies, federal corporations, and the private sector. GAO noted that: (1) unions have significant involvement in operations and management decisions and union representatives use authorized paid time off to conduct their activities; (...
Management Review of The Library of Congress: Final Report, Volume 1
156761: May 7, 1996
This management review of the Library of Congress includes information on the Library's historical background and mission, management and operational processes, organizational structure, potential to increase revenue opportunities, infrastructure and facilities, security, technology usage, labor relations, competitive selection process, personnel management, human resources management, services de...
Legislative Branch Reductions
GGD-96-57R: Published: Dec 15, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1995.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on whether legislative branch entities complied with the 1994 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act to reduce their staff positions and administrative expenses for fiscal year 1995. GAO found that the entities certified their compliance with the legislative requirements in their 1995 reports...
Retention Bonuses: More Direction and Oversight Needed
NSIAD-96-42: Published: Nov 6, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 1995.
GAO reviewed whether the Department of Defense (DOD) has effectively managed the Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) Program.GAO found that: (1) the services have awarded some SRB to personnel in high-skill categories where a high percentage of the required positions are already filled; (2) in fiscal year (FY) 1994, 43 percent of the new SRB contracts went to service members in skill categories whe...
Downsizing and Space
GGD-95-51R: Published: Jul 14, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal government efforts to identify and manage federal office space that may be underutilized after agencies downsize. GAO noted that: (1) although it is still early in the downsizing process, the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) have taken steps to reduce the amount of underutili...
Agencies' Service to Non-English Speaking Customers
GGD-95-147R: Published: Apr 21, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed four agencies' services to nonEnglish speaking customers. GAO noted that: (1) there is no evidence that the agencies cannot meet the needs of their nonEnglish-speaking customers; (2) although there is a shortage of bilingual staff at certain agency offices, these agencies can obtain bilingual services from their communities as needed; (3) the Socia...
Federal Quality Management: Strategies for Involving Employees
GGD-95-79: Published: Apr 18, 1995. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1995.
GAO reviewed quality management (QM) implementation at federal agencies, focusing on the human resource management (HRM) approaches used by 10 federal agencies recognized for their QM efforts.GAO found that: (1) the agencies have spent significantly more money on employee training and have used in-house training for at least part of their training efforts; (2) in-house training has resulted in red...
Workforce Reductions: Downsizing Strategies Used in Selected Organizations
GGD-95-54: Published: Mar 13, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1995.
GAO provided information on how 17 private companies, 5 states, and 3 foreign governments planned for and carried out downsizings, focusing on successful strategies and approaches that may help federal agencies to implement federal employment reductions mandated by the Federal Workforce Restructuring Act.GAO found that: (1) while private companies base downsizing decisions on corporate restructuri...
Legislative Branch Reductions
GGD-95-55R: Published: Dec 15, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on whether legislative branch entities complied with the 1994 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act to reduce their full-time equivalent (FTE) positions and administrative expenses for fiscal year (FY) 1994. GAO noted that all of the legislative branch agencies: (1) fully complied with the mandated FY 1994 FTE and administrative expen...