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An Integrated Approach to Human Resources Management
115196: Jan 1, 1981
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 16, Issue 2, Spring 1981. In 1980, GAO began operating an independent personnel system which removed it from most Office of Personnel Management regulations. This independence, combined with a continually expanding congressional mandate, a changing work force, legal constraints on employment practices, and improvements in personnel management technolog...
What Is Merit?
115195: Jan 1, 1981
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 16, Issue 2, Spring 1981. The concept of merit has been the cornerstone of the federal personnel system since the Civil Service Act was passed, but each generation redefines merit to reflect contemporary values and concerns. Three aspects of the merit principle emerge as consistent concerns or tacit assumptions: open competition, selection on the basis...
Minority and Female Distribution Patterns in the Military Services
FPCD-81-6: Published: Dec 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1980.
The increasing debate about the viability of the All-Volunteer Force has raised many questions concerning the number and distribution of minorities and females in the Armed Forces. Very little information on the distribution of minorities and females has been officially and systematically provided to Congress. GAO conducted a study to determine whether more useful information on historic trends, c...
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...
How To Make Special Emphasis Programs an Effective Part of Agencies' EEO Activities
FPCD-80-55: Published: Aug 27, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 27, 1980.
Special emphasis programs were established in federal agencies because women and minorities perceived that their needs were not being adequately considered or met in existing Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) programs. There are five government-wide programs: (1) the Federal Women's Program; (2) the Hispanic Employment Program; (3) the Selective Placement Program for the Handicapped; (4) the Mino...
Career Level Council--Annual Report 1980
113336: Aug 1, 1980
During the fiscal year 1980, the GAO Career Level Council transmitted its views on the Division Directors' Group paper on Teams and the first set of draft regulations implementing the GAO personnel legislation. The Council recommended the development and implementation of formal standards by which to evaluate and promote career ladder staff. The Council recommended that all members of the competit...
Equal Employment Opportunity in State and Local Governments: Improving the Federal Role
HRD-80-74: Published: Jun 25, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 1980.
The fair treatment of applicants and employees in all aspects of personnel administration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, age, handicap, or other nonmerit factors is a general requirement for state and local governments receiving grants or financial assistance from federal programs subject to the Standards for a Merit System of Personnel Admini...
'Hire the Handicapped' Is More Than a Phrase
112494: Jun 1, 1980
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 15, Issue 2, Spring 1980. The San Francisco Regional Office has instituted a broadly active program for recruiting and developing handicapped staff members. They maintain contact with other agencies and organizations which deal with handicapped persons. The office has an active program for educating its own staff to the facts and myths surrounding the...
Analysis of Requirements for Recurring Reports to the Congress
PAD-80-72: Published: Apr 18, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1980.
As part of its efforts to fulfill its responsibilities under the law, GAO maintains an inventory on congressional reporting requirements. This inventory, established in 1976, is the principal source used in its analysis of requirements for recurring reports. In response to a request from a Senator, information was compiled on congressional reporting requirements.Currently, the GAO database contain...
Views on H.R. 3339, 96th Congress
111733: Jul 20, 1979
The GAO Career Level Council was established as an advisory group by the Comptroller General in 1969 and represents approximately one-half of the GAO professional staff. The Chairman of the Council presented views on H.R. 3339, a bill to provide for the employment and compensation of employees of GAO. The Council supported the broad objectives of the legislation, which are to improve the efficienc...