Personnel management (31 - 40 of 50 items)
Summary of Major Deficiencies in the Farmers Home Administration's Business and Industrial Loan Program
CED-81-56: Published: Jan 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Feb 5, 1981.
GAO was asked to summarize the major deficiencies in the Farmers Home Administration's (FmHA) Business and Industrial Loan Program. GAO was also asked to base the summary on audits by GAO and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and internal FmHA studies. In 1977, GAO reported on loan evaluation and servicing deficiencies in the FmHA program.The review of OIG...
Trends in Evaluation
114260: Jan 1, 1981
The Institute for Program Evaluation contains the former program evaluation staff of the Program Analysis Division as well as other GAO staff. Within the Institute, an Evaluation Research and Diffusion Group will conduct program evaluations in any substantive area where a contribution can be made by demonstrating new techniques, using old techniques in a new way, or testing recently developed eval...
Achieving Representation of Minorities and Women in the Federal Work Force
FPCD-81-5: Published: Dec 3, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1980.
The Civil Service Reform Act made federal agencies responsible for establishing recruiting programs to eliminate underrepresentation of minorities and women in the federal work force. The act required the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to establish guidelines for agencies to use in carrying out the program and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to issue regulations implementi...
First Look at Senior Executive Service Performance Awards/MSPB
FPCD-80-87: Published: Sep 19, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1980.
GAO reviewed the Senior Executive Service bonus payments at the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).GAO concluded that the performance awards were within the requirements of the Civil Service Reform Act, as well as the Office of Personnel Management guidance. However, it was found that MSPB experienced some procedural difficulties in administering the awards. GAO noted that performance objective...
First Look at Senior Executive Service Performance Awards/SBA
FPCD-80-86: Published: Sep 19, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1980.
GAO reviewed the Senior Executive Service (SES) bonus payments at the Small Business Administration (SBA).GAO concluded that the performance awards were within the requirements of the Civil Service Reform Act, as well as Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance. SBA paid bonuses for performance in the first 6 months of fiscal year 1980. SBA planned to again pay bonuses for the second half of...
Flexible Management: A Must for Effective Armed Services Recruiting
FPCD-80-64: Published: Sep 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1980.
The effectiveness and integrity of recruiting programs in the armed services are influenced to a very large degree by policy and resource allocation decisions made within the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and the service headquarters. If recruiting managers and other involved officials have increased flexibility to appropriately adapt policy and resources to ever-changing conditions of...
H.R. 7674, The Consultant Reform Act of 1980
113125: Aug 25, 1980
GAO believes that the proper use of consulting services is a legitimate and economical way to improve Government services and operations. Agencies must continue to have the option of using consulting services where appropriate. They have a legitimate need for access to the best expertise and advice available from the private sector to assist in carrying out a growing number of complex Federal prog...
Recruiting Management in the Armed Services
FPCD-80-78: Published: Aug 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1980.
GAO conducted a limited review of recruiting management practices of the armed services. GAO found some service-unique problems which were reported to the services in question. Many of the problems have either already been corrected or are now being corrected.Problem areas noted in the Navy included: recruiters' quality of life, treatment of urban versus rural recruiters, control operations, delay...
Civil Service Reform--Where It Stands Today
FPCD-80-38: Published: May 13, 1980. Publicly Released: May 13, 1980.
The Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 is intended to provide Federal managers with the flexibility to improve Government operations and productivity while, at the same time, protect employees from unfair or unwarranted practices. As part of civil service reform, a reorganization of the agencies administering the Federal personnel system was proposed and approved. Thus, the Civil Service Commission...
Lack of Control and Feedback Hinders Army Manpower Management Improvements
FPCD-80-9: Published: Oct 31, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 1979.
Using information and findings from previous reports, GAO evaluated the adequacy of the Army manpower management system to determine effectively its manpower needs, justify its manpower budget, and direct and monitor manpower use. Actions taken by the Army to correct some of its more significant problems were identified.Although the Army has tried to solve some of its problems by consolidating man...