Civil service (11 - 18 of 18 items)
Management of Civilian Personnel in the Federal Government: The Present Situation and Proposals for Improvements
FPCD-77-36: Published: Jun 6, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1977.
Widespread agreement now exists among public managers of both political parties, students of government and some government personnel officials, members of congressional oversight committees, and public service organizations on the need for federal personnel systems changes. There is rather general agreement that the systems must be modified to improve service delivery, enhance productivity, and r...
Civil Service Commission's Procedures and Processes Used in Hiring Clerical and Technical Employees
FPCD-77-5: Published: May 27, 1977. Publicly Released: May 27, 1977.
The efficiency and effectiveness of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) and several agencies in obtaining qualified persons for competitive clerical and technical positions were surveyed. Observations were made primarily from data obtained from region IX area offices in San Francisco and Sacramento, and therefore, may not reflect the total system.Although the CSC system is designed to be a fair and...
Elimination of the Apportionment of Appointments in the Departmental Service in the District of Columbia
102270: May 26, 1977
H.R. 5054, which would eliminate the requirement to apportion appointments in the departmental service in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area should be enacted. The Civil Service Act provided that appointments to the competitive civil service in the District of Columbia be apportioned on the basis of population, as ascertained at the last census among the states, territories, and possessions o...
Extent of Use and Application of Fitness-for-Duty Examinations by Federal Agencies
FPCD-77-38: Published: May 13, 1977. Publicly Released: May 13, 1977.
Information was obtained from 32 federal agencies and the Postal Service regarding 2,518 cases in which employees were requested to take fitness-for-duty examinations since July 1, 1973, in order to determine the extent to which federal agencies have required employees to be examined and the ways this practice has been applied.No statute or Executive Order specifically authorizes a federal agency...
System for Processing Individual Equal Employment Opportunity Discrimination Complaints: Improvements Needed
FPCD-76-77: Published: Apr 8, 1977. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1977.
Although the Civil Service Commission (CSC) established an extensive system for processing individual discrimination complaints, many aspects of the system need improvement.At nine federal agencies and departments, the planning and actions taken to make sure that discrimination complaint system objectives are met can be improved in several areas: (1) management commitment; (2) structure within the...
Planning, Controlling, and Propriety of Training in Region VIII
FPCD-76-31: Published: Mar 4, 1976. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1976.
GAO reviewed the implementation of employee training provided by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW), Region VIII, Denver, Colorado. The review concentrated on authorized training provided by colleges and universities. To determine the propriety of authorized training, GAO considered applicable laws and regulations and reviewed many individual authorizations.Some required traini...
National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Equal Employment Opportunity Program Could Be Improved
FPCD-75-107: Published: Apr 16, 1975. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1975.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action plans, focusing on: (1) hiring and promotion practices; (2) training and upward mobility programs; and (3) its discrimination complaint system.GAO noted that: (1) minorities composed 4.3 percent of NASA's total professional employees and...