Personnel management (71 - 80 of 658 items)
Human Capital: Building on DOD's Reform Effort to Foster Governmentwide Improvements
GAO-03-851T: Published: Jun 4, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 2003.
People are at the heart of an organization's ability to perform its mission. Yet a key challenge for the Department of Defense (DOD), as for many federal agencies, is to strategically manage its human capital. DOD's proposed National Security Personnel System would provide for wide-ranging changes in DOD's civilian personnel pay and performance management and other human capital areas. Given the m...
U.S. Postal Service: Key Postal Transformation Issues
GAO-03-812T: Published: May 29, 2003. Publicly Released: May 29, 2003.
The President established this Commission to examine the state of the U.S. Postal Service (the Service) and submit a report by July 31, 2003, with a proposed future vision for the Service and recommendations to ensure the viability of postal services. GAO has provided congressional committees with many reports and testimonies on postal matters, and this testimony is based largely on these prior re...
Defense Transformation: Preliminary Observations on DOD's Proposed Civilian Personnel Reforms
GAO-03-717T: Published: Apr 29, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 2003.
DOD is in the midst of a major transformation effort including a number of initiatives to transform its forces and improve its business operations. DOD's legislative initiative would provide for major changes in the civiliean and military human capital management, make major adjustments in the DOD acquisition process, affect DOD's organization structure, and change DOD's reporting requirements to...
Human Capital: Building on the Current Momentum to Address High-Risk Issues
GAO-03-637T: Published: Apr 8, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 2003.
Federal employees represent the government's knowledge base, drive its capacity to perform, and define its character, and as such, are its greatest asset. The early years of the 21st century are proving to be a period of profound transition for our world, our country, and our government. In response, the federal government needs to engage in a comprehensive review, reassessment, reprioritization,...
Results-Oriented Cultures: Creating a Clear Linkage between Individual Performance and Organizational Success
GAO-03-488: Published: Mar 14, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 2003.
The federal government is in a period of profound transition and faces an array of challenges and opportunities to enhance performance, ensure accountability, and position the nation for the future. High-performing organizations have found that to successfully transform themselves, they must often fundamentally change their cultures so that they are more results-oriented, customer-focused, and col...
Results-Oriented Cultures: Modern Performance Management Systems Are Needed to Effectively Support Pay for Performance
GAO-03-612T: Published: Apr 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2003.
There is widespread agreement that the basic approach to federal pay is broken and that it needs to be more market- and performance-based. Doing so will be essential if the federal government is to maximize its performance and assure accountability for the benefit of the American people. While there will be debate and disagreement about the merits of individual reform proposals, all should be able...
Defense Infrastructure: Personnel Reductions Have Not Hampered Most Commissaries' Store Operations and Customer Service
GAO-03-417: Published: Mar 6, 2003. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 2003.
In response to concerns about the impact of proposed cuts in the Defense Commissary Agency's workforce, the House Armed Services Committee placed in its report on the Bob Stump National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003 a requirement that we evaluate the effect of the personnel reductions. Specifically, we assessed (1) the status of personnel reductions and how they have affected stor...
Medicare Trust Funds Actuarial Estimates: Efforts Have Been Made to Improve Internal Control over Projection Process but Some Weaknesses Remain
GAO-03-247R: Published: Mar 4, 2003. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 2003.
Medicare spending growth remains one of the most pressing and complex issues facing the Congress and the nation. During calendar year 2001, the most recent year for which complete data were available at the time of our review, over 40 million Medicare enrollees received $240.9 billion in benefits from the trust funds maintained for Hospital Insurance and Supplementary Medical Insurance, Medicare's...
Social Security Trust Funds Actuarial Estimates: Internal Control over Projection Process Needs Improvement
GAO-03-246R: Published: Mar 4, 2003. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 2003.
The combined Federal Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI) programs, commonly referred to as Social Security, provide protection against loss of earnings due to retirement, death, or disability. During calendar year 2001, the most recent year for which complete data were available at the time of our review, about 46 million people, including 91 percent of Americans age 65 or older, r...
Postal Service: Employee Issues Associated with the Potential Closure of the San Mateo IT Center
GAO-03-205: Published: Jan 31, 2003. Publicly Released: Mar 3, 2003.
While the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) rationalizes its infrastructure, it is weighing a proposal to close and sell its Information Technology (IT) center located in San Mateo, California. According to USPS, closing the IT center and selling the facility should save USPS about $74 million over the next 10 years and result in increased efficiency. All IT union employees and about half of IT managemen...