Personnel management (41 - 50 of 54 items)
Perspectives on the Effectiveness of Service Enlisted Bonus Programs
FPCD-82-70: Published: Aug 23, 1982. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1982.
GAO summarized observations and findings from numerous audit and research groups, including those of GAO, on the armed services' enlistment and reenlistment bonus programs.A major problem for the armed services has been recruiting and retaining quality people with the right mix of skills and experience to perform their mission. The basic pay and allowances system currently in use by the military d...
Statistical Data on Securities and Exchange Commission's Allocation of Staffing and Other Budgetary Resources for Fiscal 1977 to 1981
AFMD-82-73: Published: Jun 18, 1982. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO developed information on the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) budgetary resources, staffing levels, and other data affecting the SEC program activities for fiscal years 1977 to 1981.Although SEC did not have some of the data requested, GAO was able to obtain the following information: (1) a graphic presentation of the SEC productivity from 1967 to...
Obstacles Hamper the Office of Personnel Management's Evaluation of the Implementation of the 1978 Civil Service Reform Act
FPCD-81-69: Published: Sep 14, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1981.
GAO completed a limited review of the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) 5-year strategy for evaluating the implementation and impact of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978. GAO identified problems which it believes could hamper the collection of data needed to evaluate the Act.GAO identified the following management and technical weaknesses which it believes warrant careful consideration by...
Additional Efforts Needed To Improve Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Program Management
FPCD-81-59: Published: Jun 22, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 22, 1981.
GAO reviewed various aspects of the Department of Defense's (DOD) morale, welfare, and recreation (MWR) programs.GAO believes that many steps already taken by DOD and the services will improve MWR program management. These steps include: (1) the establishment of minimum standards by the Army; (2) periodic needs surveys in the Army and Air Force; (3) the DOD policy directive on the prescribed fundi...
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...
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...
Government Earns Low Marks on Proper Use of Consultants
FPCD-80-48: Published: Jun 5, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 1980.
Over the past 20 years, GAO has issued more than 20 audit reports identifying the need for practically every major federal agency to manage its consulting services better. However, many of the same problems still exist. The proper use of consulting services is a normal, legitimate way to improve government services and operations, and agencies must continue to have the option to use them where app...
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...
Implementation of the Health Maintenance Organization Act of 1973, as Amended
106275: Jun 30, 1978
The Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) Act of 1973 provided for a trial Federal program to develop alternatives to traditional forms of health care delivery and financing by assisting and encouraging the establishment and expansion of HMO's. Through May 31, 1978, the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) had awarded $151.5 million in grant and loan assistance under the act to 215 o...
Improvements Needed in Federal Employees' Compensation Program
105740: Apr 12, 1978
The Federal Employees' Compensation Act provides for two types of disability payments--monthly payments for loss of wages for as long as the disability continues, and scheduled awards for certain permanent disabilities. The Federal Employees' Compensation Program has grown substantially since 1970 and, if benefit payments continue to increase at the same rate, annual benefit costs will reach $1 bi...