Civil service (51 - 60 of 87 items)
Streamlining the Federal Field Structure: Potential Opportunities, Barriers, and Actions That Can Be Taken
FPCD-80-4: Published: Aug 5, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1980.
At a time when the Federal Government is looking for ways to cut federal spending and achieve a balanced budget, every reasonable cost-cutting opportunity must be explored. GAO sees the Federal Government's "field structure" as a prime area for exploring ways of cutting costs and raising government productivity.Agencies can reduce unnecessary and duplicative overhead and support costs by: (1) cons...
Comments on S. 2327
B-198039: Published: Mar 28, 1980. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1980.
Comment is provided on a proposed bill to provide that Drug Enforcement Administration administrative law judges (ALJ) be entitled to pay and benefits similar to the pay and benefits granted to members of the Senior Executive Service under the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978. At this time, GAO does not favor a statutory change in ALJ personnel management practice such as that proposed in S. 2327...
Can We Expect Productivity Improvement in the Federal Government?
113815: Jan 1, 1980
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 15, Issue 4, Fall 1980. Productivity improvement is vital to the Nation's economic strength. However, many disincentives exist which inhibit federal managers from targeting goals and resources on productivity-enhancing programs. Conflicts of interest exist. Power and authority are organizationally fragmented within the three branches of the Federal Gov...
Federal Productivity and Performance Appraisal Systems
109642: Jun 14, 1979
There has been limited progress made toward improving Government productivity. Some of the barriers to be overcome include the absence of profit motive, diverse missions, lack of high-level interest, disincentives of classification standards and the budget process, absence of specific goals, and unnecessary regulations that erode managerial ability. There has been little effort aimed at developing...
DOE and FERC Staffing Needs and Employee Distribution
EMD-79-53: Published: May 1, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1979.
A review was made of Department of Energy (DOE) personnel management practices relating to: (1) the impact of the federal hiring freeze on staffing needs of DOE and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC); (2) the allocation of supergrade positions; and (3) actions taken by DOE to correct personnel management problems discussed in a September 1978 Civil Service Commission (CSC) report.Most...
Comments on H.R. 145, To Provide That Payments for Military Retired Pay Be Made by the Office of Personnel Management
B-125037: Published: May 9, 1979. Publicly Released: May 9, 1979.
H.R. 145 would provide that payments for military retired pay be made by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). GAO cannot support the concept of removing retired pay costs from the Department of Defense (DOD) budget without adequately reflecting military retirement accrued liabilities in the respective service accounts. Transferring military retired pay from DOD to OPM could involve considerab...
Authority of the Department of Defense To Withhold or Reduce the Wage Increases Due Nonappropriated Fund Employees in the Washington Metropolitan Area
B-148581: Published: Dec 28, 1978. Publicly Released: Dec 28, 1978.
No summary is currently available...
Comments on H.R. 12845
094702: Aug 15, 1978
No summary is currently available...
Feasibility of Establishing Interagency Pools of Clerical Personnel
FPCD-78-62: Published: Jul 13, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1978.
A survey on the feasibility of establishing interagency pools of clerical personnel to help meet the needs of federal agencies for short-term clerical help indicated that it is now time to give the concept a fair test. The need for short-term help appears significant, the demand stable, the concept proven in the private sector and in the State of California, and the potential for success in the fe...
Federal Trade Commission Needs to Strengthen Rules on Financial Disclosure
HRD-78-141: Published: Jul 10, 1978. Publicly Released: Jul 10, 1978.
Civil Service Commission regulations state that employees who are responsible for making a decision or taking action which can have an impact on the interests of a nonfederal enterprise are required to file financial interest statements. Staff attorneys and paraprofessionals in the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Bureau of Competition and staff economists in the Bureau of Economics are regularly...