Federal agencies (41 - 50 of 109 items)
Federal Employees: OPM Data Do Not Identify if Temporary Employees Work for Extended Periods
GAO-02-296: Published: Mar 1, 2002. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 2002.
In the early 1990s, concerns arose that federal agencies were retaining employees in an ongoing series of temporary appointments without benefits or tenure. For fiscal years 1991 through 2000, 10 agencies accounted for 90 percent of all temporary limited employees hired governmentwide. During this period, the number of temporary limited employees hired governmentwide declined by 47 percent--from 2...
Managing For Results: Next Steps to Improve the Federal Government's Management and Performance
GAO-02-439T: Published: Feb 15, 2002. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 2002.
Federal agencies need to work with other governmental organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector, both domestically and internationally, to achieve results. By focusing on accountable, results-oriented management, the federal government can use this network to deliver economical, efficient, and effective programs and services to the American people. The administration's p...
National Science Foundation: External Assignments Under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act's Mobility Program
GAO-01-1016: Published: Sep 24, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 2001.
The Intergovernmental Personnel Act's (IPA) mobility program authorizes the temporary assignment of employees between federal agencies and state and local governments, universities, Indian tribal governments, and other nonfederal groups. These assignments, which may last up to four years, are intended to increase cooperation between the federal government and the non-federal entity. The National S...
Violation of the 210-Day Limit Imposed by the Vacancies Reform Act
B-287720: Published: May 18, 2001. Publicly Released: May 18, 2001.
GAO reviewed violation of the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 and noted that, during the last administration, the acting Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (Institute) had served longer than the 210-day period allowed under the Act. However, with the recent Presidential transition, an acting Director may, as of January 20, 2001, once again temporarily serve for the time...
Personnel Practices: Career Appointments Granted Political Appointees From October 1998 Through June 2000
GGD-00-205: Published: Sep 18, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the appointment of political appointees to career positions in the executive branch, focusing on: (1) the number of political appointees who converted to career service positions between October 1, 1998, and June 30, 2000; and (2) certain information about the political positions they held and the career positions to which they converted.GAO noted...
National Gambling Impact Study Commission: Selected Operational Practices
GGD-99-46: Published: Apr 16, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed selected operational practices of the National Gambling Impact Study Commission (NGISC), focusing on: (1) whether NGISC is subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and, if so, whether NGISC followed FACA with respect to three specific meetings; (2) what contracting procedures were used in NGISC's award of three major contracts; (3) why...
Major Management Challenges and Risks: An Executive Summary
OCG-99-ES: Published: Feb 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 1999.
As part of its Performance and Accountability Series, GAO provided information on the major management challenges and program risks facing federal agencies.GAO noted that: (1) the government faces a number of major challenges to improving performance and strengthening accountability; (2) overall, agencies are making progress in trying to correct these problems and Congress has acted through hearin...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: A Governmentwide Perspective
OCG-99-1: Published: Jan 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1999.
As part of its Performance and Accountability Series, GAO provided information on the major management challenges and program risks facing federal agencies.GAO noted that: (1) many agencies continue to struggle with the basic tenets of performance-based management; (2) challenges for federal agencies include: (a) defining appropriate results-oriented goals and measures; (b) aligning organizations...
Management Reform: Agencies' Initial Efforts to Restructure Personnel Operations
GGD-98-93: Published: Jul 13, 1998. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1998.
GAO reviewed the effects of reductions in personnel positions at the Departments of Agriculture (USDA), Health and Human Services (HHS), the Interior (DOI), and Veteran Affairs (VA), focusing on: (1) the activities the agencies have undertaken in restructuring personnel offices and operations; (2) what performance measures are in place to gauge results of the restructuring efforts; and (3) issues...
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...