Civil service (11 - 20 of 87 items)
Personnel Practices: Career Appointments Granted Political Appointees From Jan. Through Nov. 1992
GGD-93-49FS: Published: Jan 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the conversion of appointees in noncareer political positions to career appointments, focusing on the number of conversions from January 1 to November 30, 1992.GAO found that: (1) the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) processed and approved the conversion of 13 noncareer political appointees, of which 9 were career GS/GM appointments and 4 were...
Political Appointees: Selected Appointees' Views of Their Federal Work Environment
GGD-93-28FS: Published: Dec 28, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 28, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO surveyed the views of Senate-confirmed presidential appointees (PAS) to provide a better understanding of areas relevant to their federal service.GAO found that: (1) 80 percent of PAS respondents reported that they were married and their age as 46 years or older; (2) 83 percent of the respondents were male and 81 percent reported their race as Caucasian; (3...
Government Shutdown: Permanent Funding Lapse Legislation Needed
GGD-91-76: Published: Jun 6, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the: (1) results of a questionnaire sent to government agencies in October 1990 on effects of a partial shutdown of the government during the Columbus Day weekend, and (2) potential effects of any future shutdowns.GAO found that: (1) to avoid obligations of funds during a lapse in appropriations, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) directe...
Observations on GAO's Experience in Implementing an Independent Personnel System
T-ACG/OPS-90-1: Published: Jul 26, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1990.
GAO discussed its personnel system, focusing on: (1) areas where the system has been beneficial; and (2) aspects of its grievance and appeals procedures. GAO noted that: (1) it can move more expeditiously in hiring and recruiting its personnel; (2) it has created a performance-based system that rewards its staff for accomplishments and contributions; (3) it implemented new position classifications...
Immigration Service: Allegation of Adverse Actions Taken Against INS Agents
GGD-89-70: Published: May 1, 1989. Publicly Released: May 18, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed whether the: (1) Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) retaliated against eight agents and their supervisors as a result of the agents' correspondence with members of Congress; (2) INS objectively investigated the agents' allegations; and (3) agents properly recorded their work hours to their activities.GAO found that: (1) INS management...
Federal ADP Personnel: Recruitment and Retention
IMTEC-89-12BR: Published: Feb 7, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the problems that federal personnel managers have in recruiting and retaining automatic data processing (ADP) personnel; and (2) Office of Personnel Management (OPM) programs that would help recruit and retain a high-quality ADP work force.GAO found that: (1) federal managers believed that noncompetitive wages, obsolete personnel classifica...
Reflections on CSRA's First Decade
138533: Jan 1, 1989
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 5, Spring 1989, presents a review of the extent to which enactment of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 has improved the federal personnel system. Major changes since the act's passage include: (1) elimination of the Civil Service Commission and splitting of its mission between the Office of Personnel Management and the Merit Systems Protecti...
Federal Employee Suggestion Program
T-GGD-88-4: Published: Nov 4, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 1987.
GAO discussed the implementation and effectiveness of federal employee suggestion programs, focusing on such programs in the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of State, and the Architect of the Capitol. GAO noted that: (1) the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was responsible for issuing regulations to carry out such programs; (2) 36 agencies reported achieving tangible benefits of about...
Federal Personnel: Annual Report on Activities of OPM and MSPB, Fiscal Year 1986
GGD-87-57: Published: May 13, 1987. Publicly Released: May 13, 1987.
In response to a legislative requirement, GAO reported on the activities of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) to determine if OPM actions were in accord with merit system principles and free from prohibited personnel practices.GAO briefly described its fiscal year (FY) 1986 work, which covered significant OPM and MSPB activities affecting the fe...
Personnel Practices: Employee Allegations Concerning OSHA Personnel Practices
HRD-87-5: Published: Feb 3, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO investigated the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) personnel practices to identify any: (1) alleged official actions that could adversely affect OSHA operations; and (2) weakening in the promulgation and enforcement of OSHA health and safety standards.GAO found that: (1) 97 of the 124 allegations it reviewed did...