Federal employees (11 - 20 of 35 items)
Social Security: Views of Agency Personnel on Service Quality and Staff Reductions
HRD-89-37BR: Published: Feb 10, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO surveyed Social Security Administration (SSA) personnel on the quality of SSA service to the public and the impact of staff reductions on morale, and compared the results with a previous GAO survey.GAO found that: (1) the percentage of field office managers and employees that perceived a decline in SSA service, performance, and morale increased; (2) mana...
H.R. 4574: Reauthorization of the Inspector General Cash Award Program for Cost Savings Disclosures
T-GGD-88-37: Published: Jun 7, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1988.
GAO discussed proposed legislation that would: (1) permanently establish the Inspector General (IG) Cash Award Program for Cost Savings Disclosures; and (2) modify the government employees' suggestion awards program. GAO found that the proposed legislation: (1) did not address awards for disclosures to government officials other than IG or for disclosures yielding intangible benefits; and (2) woul...
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...
Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Program
T-GGD-88-32: Published: Apr 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program, which the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) administers. GAO noted that the federal government: (1) annually pays about $850,000 in risk charges to about 200 insurance companies who participate as FEGLI reinsurers; (2) separately pays the prime insurer to process FEGLI claims; and (3)...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Assessment of Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program
GGD-86-28: Published: Apr 7, 1986. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) compared the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI) Program to private sector programs; (2) determined whether the program's premiums could be reduced; (3) identified any needed program reforms; and (4) analyzed FEGLI participation.Congress intended that the FEGLI program be comparable to private sector life insurance programs. GAO noted th...
GAO's Annual Report on Activities of OPM, Fiscal Year 1985
GGD-86-27: Published: Feb 13, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1986.
As part of its annual report on the activities of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), GAO reviewed whether OPM actions were in accordance with merit system principles and free from prohibited personnel practices.GAO found that, as of September 30, 1985, OPM has made progress in: (1) analyzing alternative structures of the Senior Executive Service; (2) developing information concerning the us...