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Obstacles Hamper the Office of Personnel Management's Evaluation of the Implementation of the 1978 Civil Service Reform Act
FPCD-81-69: Published: Sep 14, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1981.
GAO completed a limited review of the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) 5-year strategy for evaluating the implementation and impact of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978. GAO identified problems which it believes could hamper the collection of data needed to evaluate the Act.GAO identified the following management and technical weaknesses which it believes warrant careful consideration by...
Improving Inspector General Operations
115779: Jun 10, 1981
The offices of inspector general have been most successful in realizing savings. Due to their audit and investigative efforts, about $1.4 billion was saved during fiscal year 1980. This represents a savings of approximately seven dollars for every dollar spent on audit and investigation by these offices. In spite of this effectiveness, Inspectors General (IG) continue to have staffing problems tha...
Personnel Conversions During Presidential Transition: Improved Monitoring Needed
FPCD-81-51: Published: May 27, 1981. Publicly Released: May 27, 1981.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) investigated 43 personnel conversions processed during the recently completed Presidential transition period. OPM reviewed conversions at three agencies, and GAO subsequently reviewed conversions at four other agencies. As used in this report, conversion refers to the process in which an employee is converted from a position in the excepted service to a pos...
Comments on H.R. 3270
B-201605: Published: May 13, 1981. Publicly Released: May 13, 1981.
No summary is currently available...
Implementation: The Missing Link in Planning Reorganizations
GGD-81-57: Published: Mar 20, 1981. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1981.
The Reorganization Act of 1977 provides the President with broad authority to reorganize Federal agencies. The Act expires in April 1981. In anticipation of the reauthorization proceedings, the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs asked GAO to identify: (1) what systemic problems, if any, new or reorganized agencies have had in obtaining personnel or support services made necessary by the reor...
Delays in Providing Office Space for the Merit Systems Protection Board and the Federal Labor Relations Authority
LCD-81-14: Published: Dec 5, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1980.
GAO was asked to examine the reasons why, after 2 years, the General Services Administration (GSA) has not provided suitable office space for the Merit Systems Protection Board and the Federal Labor Relations Authority. In addition, concern was expressed over the apparent lack of space planning for new Federal agencies in general.The headquarters offices of both the Board and the Authority are sti...
Productivity Improvement in Government
113747: Oct 14, 1980
Productivity relates to both the public and private sectors of the economy. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) provides a number of productivity improvement services including: (1) consulting services on organizational and personnel problems, (2) assistance in developing performance appraisal and productivity measurement systems, (3) research on productivity improvement, and (4) extensive ma...
Follow-Up Review of Federal Overtime Practices
FPCD-80-88: Published: Sep 19, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1980.
GAO made a follow-up review of Federal agency and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) actions to detect and prevent overtime abuses.Federal managers are now placing more emphasis on preventing overtime abuses and focusing more attention on the need for adequate controls in authorizing, approving, and monitoring overtime use. Inspector General offices and fraud hotlines were established which ser...
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...
H.R. 6768, a Bill To Reform the Selection and Oversight of Administrative Law Judges
112263: May 6, 1980
The need for changes in how Federal Administrative Law Judges (ALJ's) are managed and solutions for reforming the selection and evaluation of ALJ's as proposed by a House bill are discussed. Presently, there are about 1,100 ALJ's who work in 29 agencies, with about 60 percent of them working for the Social Security Administration on benefit claims cases. What makes ALJ's different from other Feder...