Federal agencies (51 - 60 of 109 items)
GPRA: Managerial Accountability and Flexibility Pilot Did Not Work As Intended
GGD-97-36: Published: Apr 10, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Government Performance and Results Act's (GPRA) implementation during the initial pilot phase, fiscal years (FY) 1994 to 1996, focusing on: (1) whether the managerial accountability and flexibility pilot worked as intended and the reasons why it did or did not; and (2) the lessons learned from this pilot and their possible impl...
Federal Agencies' Analysis of TDY Travel Processes
AIMD-96-76R: Published: Apr 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed 25 agencies that have recently revised their travel processes. GAO noted that: (1) 11 agencies reported that they had recently revised their temporary duty (TDY) travel processes and had also analyzed the processes for systems supporting travel operations; and (2) 14 agencies reported that they had recently revised their TDY travel processes, but h...
Retention Allowances: Usage and Compliance Vary Among Federal Agencies
GGD-96-32: Published: Dec 11, 1995. Publicly Released: Jan 3, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' use of retention allowances as salary supplements to retain essential employees, focusing on: (1) the total and average value of the allowances from 1991 to 1994; (2) the extent to which Senior Executive Service employees received retention allowances; (3) whether there were any compliance issues involved in retention allowance aw...
Downsizing and Space
GGD-95-51R: Published: Jul 14, 1995. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal government efforts to identify and manage federal office space that may be underutilized after agencies downsize. GAO noted that: (1) although it is still early in the downsizing process, the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) have taken steps to reduce the amount of underutili...
Federal Downsizing: Observations on Agencies' Implementation of the Buyout Authority
T-GGD-95-164: Published: May 17, 1995. Publicly Released: May 17, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed federal agencies' use of their buyout authority to reduce staff levels. GAO noted that: (1) by fiscal year 1996, nonDefense agencies expect to perform about 37,000 buyouts and Department of Defense agencies expect 69,000 buyouts; (2) 43 nonDefense agencies have reported paying buyouts; (3) almost 40 percent of nonDefense buyouts have gone to emplo...
Government Reform: GAO's Comments on the National Performance Review
T-GGD-95-154: Published: May 2, 1995. Publicly Released: May 2, 1995.
GAO discussed the Administration's National Performance Review (NPR) initiative. GAO noted that: (1) NPR made 384 recommendations in September 1993 designed to make the government work more efficiently; (2) although over 90 percent of the NPR recommendations have been acted upon, few have been fully implemented; (3) many of the recommendations did not address many critical management problems and...
Federal Downsizing: The President's Fiscal Year 1996 Budget and Its Compliance with the Federal Workforce Restructuring Act of 1994
T-GGD-95-105: Published: Mar 30, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1995.
GAO discussed the President's fiscal year (FY) 1996 budget proposal, focusing on its compliance with the Federal Workforce Restructuring Act of 1994. GAO noted that: (1) the act requires the government to cut its workforce to 272,900 full-time equivalent (FTE) positions by 1999; (2) FTE targets were met in FY 1994 and will likely be met in FY 1995; (3) the Administration proposes eliminating 173,3...
NPR Recommendations on T&A Data
AIMD-94-193R: Published: Sep 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1994.
GAO reviewed the National Performance Review's (NPR) efforts to eliminate sign-in and sign-out sheets, focusing on four employment situations in which time sheets would be eliminated for full-time employees. GAO noted that: (1) NPR recommends that payroll and other fiscal procedures be streamlined and reduced so that government operations can become more cost-efficient; (2) improvements to streaml...
Political Appointees: Turnover Rates in Executive Schedule Positions Requiring Senate Confirmation
GGD-94-115FS: Published: Apr 21, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the turnover rates of political appointees who have been appointed to Executive Schedule (EX-PAS) positions requiring senate confirmation.GAO found that: (1) between 1981 and 1991, the median length of appointees' service in indefinite-tenured EX-PAS positions was 2.1 years, and the turnover rate was between 2 and 3 appointees per EX...
Political Appointees: 10 Year Staffing Trends at 30 Federal Agencies
GGD-93-74FS: Published: Apr 30, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the historical trends in the employment of noncareer Senior Executive Service (SES) and Schedule C appointees and full-time permanent (FTP) employees, focusing on: (1) the federal agencies with the largest number of political appointees in December 1991; (2) staffing patterns of appointees at 30 federal agencies and governmentwide st...