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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...
Social Security: Actions and Plans To Reduce Agency Staff
HRD-86-76BR: Published: Mar 17, 1986. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Social Security Administration's (SSA) plans and actions to reduce 17,000 full-time positions between fiscal year (FY) 1985 and FY 1990.GAO found that: (1) FY 1985 reductions were primarily based on savings estimates for various procedural and system changes scheduled for that year; (2) nearly half of the FY 1985 staff reductions occurred in SS...
Letter Carriers' Workload and Overtime Concerns at Irvington Station, Fremont, California
GGD-85-39: Published: Apr 15, 1985. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed letter carrier operations and the use of overtime to complete mail deliveries at a post office in California. GAO noted that the request was prompted by complaints from letter carriers at that post office.GAO found that: (1) the high rates of overtime developed because of unanticipated rapid growth in mail volume; (2) the volume of mail caused carr...
Applicability of OMB Circular A-76 to Personnel Reductions in the Department of Health and Human Services
HRD-85-30: Published: Feb 22, 1985. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) plan to reduce its staff in the Office of the Secretary. It was alleged that HHS did not perform cost-comparison studies to justify the change from in-house to contract work, as required by Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76, and that HHS employees, whose positions were being abolishe...
Confusion Over Validity and Effects of Purported Petty Officer Shortage
NSIAD-84-30: Published: Jun 27, 1984. Publicly Released: Jul 2, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the validity and effects of a purported shortage of petty officers in the Navy, focusing on: (1) the Navy's longstanding claim of a shortage; and (2) Navy plans to increase the number of petty officers.GAO found that: (1) the Navy determined that a shortage of petty officers existed because it had more lower-grade enlisted personnel and fewer petty...
Army Can Better Use Its Soldiers Trained in Critical Shortage Occupations
NSIAD-84-17: Published: Mar 20, 1984. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1984.
GAO reviewed manpower utilization in the Army to determine: (1) the extent to which soldiers trained in critical shortage occupations are working in areas outside of their occupations; (2) why these soldiers are doing so; and (3) whether opportunities exist to reduce such utilization practices.At the installations visited, GAO found that from 13 to 25 percent of the soldiers were performing tasks...
Part-Time Work and Job Sharing: Here To Stay
124064: Jan 1, 1984
This article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 19, Issue 2, Spring 1984, discusses a growing trend in organizations toward permanent part-time work or job sharing. The article describes the kinds of workers involved, provides statistics indicating that their numbers are growing, and states that service industries and government have led the way. GAO is currently conducting a survey to determ...
Review of Manpower Services Provided by Four Community Action Agencies
088989: Jul 12, 1973
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