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A Model for the Systematic Internal Evaluation of Agency-Wide Human Resource Development and Training
121709: Jan 1, 1983
A model for the role of internal evaluation in the planning and implementation of agencywide human resource development and training was presented in this article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 18, Issue 2, Spring 1983. A description and discussion of the model, which included the phases of planning, implementation, and organizational impacts, was presented...
Part-Time Employment in the Federal Government
FPCD-82-54: Published: Jul 12, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined the status of part-time employment in the Federal Government and the agencies' implementation of the Federal Employee Part-Time Career Employment Act.The number of permanent part-time employees in the government increased by almost 14,000 from 1979 to 1981; however, since that time, overall part-time employment has been declining. In view of the...
Improving the Credibility and Management of the Federal Work Force Through Better Planning and Budgetary Controls
FPCD-81-54: Published: Jul 17, 1981. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1981.
GAO was asked to address problems associated with workforce planning, including the use of the indirect workforce, personnel ceilings, and the limitations of agency budget data in identifying total workforce costs. In response, GAO conducted a review which covered the period of November 1980 to May 1981. GAO and other reports addressing the use of personnel ceilings and the development and use of...
Managing Human Resources for Increased Productivity
115035: Apr 28, 1981
The Civil Service Reform Act is clearly the most important reform of the Federal civil service system in nearly a century. The reforms are based on sound principles intended to maximize the productivity of Federal workers at all levels of Government. The goals of the Act are to provide a competent, honest, and productive Federal work force; provide a work force reflective of the Nation's diversity...
Senior Executive Service
114897: Apr 7, 1981
The Civil Service Reform Act requires Federal agencies to develop, according to Office of Personnel Management (OPM) standards, one or more Senior Executive Service (SES) performance appraisal systems. Typical areas of performance measurement cited in the Act are productivity, quality of work, timeliness of performance, cost efficiency, and progress in meeting affirmative action goals. A GAO surve...
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...
Management and Compensation of Military and Civilian Federal Work Forces: Issues for Planning
FPCD-81-26: Published: Jan 2, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1981.
Federal personnel costs continue to rise and the need for more efficient and effective management of people becomes more pressing. A study was conducted to identify current and emerging issues related to managing and compensating the Federal workforce.Military personnel issues which need attention in the next few years include: (1) military manpower mobilization policies, procedures, and practices...
An Integrated Approach to Human Resources Management
115196: Jan 1, 1981
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 16, Issue 2, Spring 1981. In 1980, GAO began operating an independent personnel system which removed it from most Office of Personnel Management regulations. This independence, combined with a continually expanding congressional mandate, a changing work force, legal constraints on employment practices, and improvements in personnel management technolog...
Supervisor to Nonsupervisor Ratios in the Federal Government and the Private Sector
FPCD-80-65: Published: Sep 30, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1980.
In response to a request to compare supervisor to nonsupervisor ratios between the Federal Government and private industry, GAO obtained available statistical data from the Office of Personnel Management and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The usefulness of aggregate data such as supervisor to nonsupervisor ratios is very limited. GAO had strong reservations about the data collected and the compar...
The Navy's Shore Requirements, Standards, and Manpower Planning System (Shorstamps)--Does the Navy Really Want It?
FPCD-80-29: Published: Feb 7, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 7, 1980.
Congressional committees have criticized the Navy for its lack of an acceptable manpower planning program for shore establishments which use over half the Navy's personnel. The Navy recognized the need for such a program in 1972, and began work on a new system called SHORSTAMPS (Shore Requirements, Standards, and Manpower Planning System). SHORSTAMPS is a comprehensive functional approach for dete...