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GMRs: Three Managers' Perspectives
137160: Jan 1, 1988
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 3, Fall 1988, presents a discussion of GAO general management reviews (GMR) from the perspective of three executive branch administrators. The discussion focused on: (1) the effectiveness of GMR; (2) the need for cooperative and supportive agency heads if GMR are to be effective; (3) the need for agency heads to be experienced managers; (4) ways...
Federal Employee Suggestion Program
T-GGD-88-4: Published: Nov 4, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 1987.
GAO discussed the implementation and effectiveness of federal employee suggestion programs, focusing on such programs in the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of State, and the Architect of the Capitol. GAO noted that: (1) the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was responsible for issuing regulations to carry out such programs; (2) 36 agencies reported achieving tangible benefits of about...
Veterans Administration: Proposed Consolidation of Philadelphia and St. Paul Insurance Offices
HRD-87-106: Published: Sep 16, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) cost-benefit analysis of a proposal to consolidate its life insurance field offices.GAO found that VA: (1) estimated savings of about $3.94 million over a 5-year period in personnel, space, and equipment costs; (2) estimated personnel savings of $3.04 million, but failed to consider a difference in productivity...
Battlefield Automation: Army Efforts To Automate Combat Service Support
NSIAD-87-178FS: Published: Jul 31, 1987. Publicly Released: Aug 10, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the status of the Army's effort to automate combat service support (CSS) activities.GAO found that the: (1) Army plans to spend about $600 million to modernize its six CSS components at the corps and theater levels and to automate manual systems at lower command levels; (2) systems will collect, summarize, and organize the most important logisti...
Security Clearance Reinvestigations of Employees Has Not Been Timely at the Department of Energy
T-RCED-87-14: Published: Apr 9, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1987.
GAO discussed its review of the Department of Energy's (DOE) reinvestigation of employee security clearances at DOE headquarters and at three operations centers. GAO found that: (1) DOE has not performed timely periodic reinvestigations to determine if previously cleared employees have developed personal problems which could endanger national security; (2) some cleared DOE employees were engaged i...
Options for Dealing With Farm Credit System Problems
T-GGD-87-11: Published: Apr 7, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1987.
GAO discussed the federal rescue of the Farm Credit System and suggested an approach to stabilizing the system in the short run while developing long-term policies, since failure or default of the System's obligations would seriously disrupt the flow of credit to the agricultural sector and pose risks to other federal lending institutions. GAO found that: (1) the system's situation has continued t...
Management of the Social Security Administration
T-HRD-87-6: Published: Apr 2, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1987.
GAO discussed potential improvements to the Social Security Administration's (SSA) operations, focusing on SSA: (1) leadership; (2) computer modernization management; (3) controls over the services it provides to the public; and (4) work-force management. GAO noted that: (1) SSA has had seven commissioners or acting commissioners over the last decade; and (2) for over half of that time, commission...
Worker Protection: Selected National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Activities
HRD-87-44BR: Published: Feb 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected activities at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to: (1) identify changes in NIOSH administrative staffing patterns; (2) identify funding for a program to notify individual workers of potential health hazards in the work place; and (3) determine if NIOSH expanded its industry-wide study activities.GAO found t...
Dislocated Workers: Local Programs and Outcomes Under the Job Training Partnership Act
HRD-87-41: Published: Mar 5, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1987.
GAO reviewed the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) Dislocated Worker Program, specifically the: (1) results achieved, such as placement rates and average wage levels; and (2) assistance provided to participants, including skill training.GAO found that: (1) JTPA projects reported that they placed 69 percent of their participants in jobs at an average wage of $6.61 per hour; (2) the average wage w...
Affirmative Action: Social Security Can Do More To Improve Blacks' Representation in Its Work Force
HRD-87-2: Published: Jan 2, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed: (1) the effect of the affirmative action plan at Social Security Administration (SSA) headquarters on the representation of blacks in some job series; (2) how SSA developed and implemented affirmative action plans; and (3) whether SSA planning and reporting complied with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) requirements.GAO found tha...