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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...
Proposed Legislation to Establish a 4-Year Term for the Position of Administrator of General Services
T-GGD-90-11: Published: Nov 9, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1989.
GAO discussed the General Services Administration's (GSA) management capabilities. GAO found that four deficiencies in GSA management posed significant obstacles to its effective management control, including: (1) ineffective leadership because of frequent turnover in political leadership, lack of career executive involvement in the planning process, and lack of attention to developing senior exec...
The Intergovernmental Personnel Act Mobility Program
T-GGD-89-33: Published: Jun 20, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1989.
GAO discussed the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Intergovernmental Personnel Act Mobility Program. GAO noted that: (1) the act was intended to strengthen state and local government personnel resources and encourage intergovernmental cooperation, and allowed temporary assignments of personnel between federal, state, and local government agencies; (2) although federal agencies initially prim...
Intergovernmental Personnel Act of 1970: Intergovernmental Purpose No Longer Emphasized
GGD-89-95: Published: Jun 19, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) mobility program, focusing on: (1) changes to the program; (2) the extent and nature of the program's use; (3) program cost; (4) agreement purposes and benefits; and (5) Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance and oversight.GAO found that: (1) 36 federal agencies made a total of 3,996 assignment agree...
Managing for Performance in the Public Sector
140066: Jan 1, 1989
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 7, Fall 1989, describes some of the ways that organizational policies and incentives and personal skills can help federal managers to elicit high-quality performance from their staff, covering such areas as direct communication, objective evaluation, supportive listening, effective job-capability matches, supportive management, personnel trainin...
Navy Manpower: Management's Oversight of Civilian Substitution Lacking
NSIAD-89-5: Published: Nov 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Navy: (1) adequately supported its civilian position substitution funding requests; (2) used its funds as intended; and (3) adequately monitored its civilian position substitution procedures.GAO found that the Navy: (1) did not have complete documentation to support its civilian substitution budget requests; (2) did not have documentati...
Civil Service Reform: Development of 1978 Civil Service Reform Proposals
GGD-89-18: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO presented a transcript of a March 31, 1988, seminar entitled "Civil Service Reform Act: A Tenth Anniversary Retrospective," held jointly by GAO and the Senate Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Federal Services, Post Office and Civil Service.The seminar examined the early thought that went into the reform of the Civil Service in order to help the Committe...
Senior Executive Service: The Extent to Which SES Members Have Used the Sabbatical Program
GGD-88-90: Published: Aug 4, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) sabbatical program for Senior Executive Service (SES) members to determine: (1) the costs of sabbaticals; (2) the positions to which SES members returned after their sabbaticals; (3) whether participants remained in federal service for at least 2 consecutive years after completing their sabbaticals, as req...
Senior Executive Service: Reasons the Candidate Development Program Has Not Produced More SES Appointees
GGD-88-47: Published: Apr 20, 1988. Publicly Released: May 24, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined why federal agencies did not more frequently use the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Candidate Development Program (CDP) when making Senior Executive Service (SES) appointments, focusing on the: (1) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); (2) Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); (3) Department of Agriculture (USDA); (4) Department o...
Social Security: Opportunities To Improve Productivity at Program Service Centers
GGD-87-54: Published: May 22, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined productivity at six Social Security Administration (SSA) program service centers (PSC).SSA management recognized the need to improve and institutionalize productivity and required PSC directors to conduct at least one new project a year, which was quantifiable in terms of monetary or work-year savings, to improve productivity. However, GAO found th...