Civil service (1 - 10 of 87 items)
Office of Personnel Management: Actions Are Needed to Help Ensure the Completeness of Political Conversion Data and Adherence to Policy
GAO-16-859: Published: Sep 30, 2016. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2016.
Of the 30 agencies GAO reviewed, 28 reported converting 69 individuals from political to career positions from January 1, 2010, to October 1, 2015. The other two agencies reported making no conversions during this time.Of the agencies that implemented political conversions during the review period, eight agencies implemented 17 conversions without receiving prior approval from the Office of Person...
Federal Hiring: OPM Needs to Improve Management and Oversight of Hiring Authorities
GAO-16-521: Published: Aug 2, 2016. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 2016.
A hiring authority is the law, executive order, or regulation that allows an agency to hire a person into the federal civil service. Of the 105 hiring authorities used in fiscal year 2014, agencies relied on 20 for 91 percent of the 196,226 new appointments made that year. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) officials said they do not know if agencies rely on a small number of authorities because...
Employment of OMHAR Staff at HUD Following Their Employment at OMHAR
GAO-03-703R: Published: Jun 30, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2003.
To reduce the estimated multibillion-dollar costs to the federal government of renewing rental subsidy contracts while helping preserve available and affordable low-income rental housing, Congress passed the Multifamily Assisted Housing Reform and Affordability Act of 1997 (Act), which established the "mark-to market" program to restructure the contracts. The Act also created the Office of Multifa...
Managing for Results: Building on the Momentum for Strategic Human Capital Reform
GAO-02-528T: Published: Mar 18, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 18, 2002.
This testimony discusses the federal government's human capital challenges. The basic problem has been a longstanding lack of a consistent strategic approach to marshalling, managing, and maintaining the government's human capital needs. To overcome this problem, GAO has developed a model of strategic human capital management that highlights the importance of a sustained commitment by agency leade...
Results Act: Observations on the Office of Personnel Management's Fiscal Year 2000 Annual Performance Plan
GGD-99-125: Published: Jul 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) fiscal year (FY) 2000 annual performance plan.GAO noted that: (1) past work done by others and GAO has documented poor workforce planning in federal agencies that can hinder their movement toward performance-based management; (2) major human capital challenges are also emerging, such as the aging of the fe...
The Results Act: Observations on OPM's May 1997 Draft Strategic Plan
GGD-97-150R: Published: Jul 11, 1997. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) May 1997 draft strategic plan, focusing on: (1) whether the draft strategic plan contained each of the six components required by the Government Performance and Results Act and assessed the components' strengths and weaknesses; (2) whether OPM's key statutory authorities were reflected; (3) whether discuss...
Federal Management and Workforce Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1997-98
IAP-97-5: Published: Mar 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1997.
GAO provided information on its Federal Management and Workforce issue area plan for fiscal years 1997-1998.GAO plans to examine: (1) cost-effective alternatives for downsizing the federal workforce; (2) alternatives to the federal government's performance management system; (3) options for streamlining the administrative appeals process; (4) alternatives to the civil service system; (5) ways to i...
Federal Management and Workforce Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Year 1997
IAP-96-15: Published: May 1, 1996. Publicly Released: May 1, 1996.
GAO provided information on its Federal Management and Workforce issue area plan for fiscal year 1997.GAO plans to: (1) identify cost-effective alternatives for downsizing the federal workforce; (2) identify alternatives to the federal government's performance management system; (3) identify options for streamlining the administrative appeals process; (4) examine alternatives to the civil service...
Transforming the Civil Service: Building the Workforce of the Future: Results of a GAO-Sponsored Symposium
GGD-96-35: Published: Dec 26, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 26, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO sponsored a symposium on transforming the civil service. GAO noted that: (1) the symposium brought together leading private and public sector employers and former federal officials to discuss new human resource management approaches; (2) there were eight overlapping personnel management principles that focused on people as assets, organizational missions, a...
Compliance with FTE Targets 1994-1996
GGD-95-168R: Published: May 16, 1995. Publicly Released: May 16, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the President's fiscal year (FY) 1996 budget complies with the workforce ceiling mandated by the Workforce Restructuring Act of 1994. GAO noted that: (1) in FY 1994, full time equivalent (FTE) civilian executive branch positions were below the target level; (2) in FY 1995, FTE positions will likely be fewer than the FY 1995 target; (3) the...