Federal agency reorganization (41 - 50 of 67 items)
Adolph T. Samuelson, 1946-1975
OP-11-OH: Published: Sep 1, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1989.
GAO presented a transcript of an interview with A.T. Samuelson, a senior official during his career at GAO between 1946 and 1975, as part of its program to record key government officials' observations and impressions and ensure that the bases for policy decisions and other important events are systematically recorded for posterity...
Postal Service Operations
T-GGD-89-14: Published: Mar 15, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1989.
GAO summarized its recent and current work on the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and USPS budget and financial issues. GAO will be working on USPS: (1) procedures to acquire land for new post offices; (2) budget estimates for new construction and how actual construction costs compare with initial estimates; (3) proposals to contract for postage stamp production; (4) employee administration policies an...
GAO's Views on H.R. 791, a Bill to Establish the Social Security Administration as an Independent Agency
T-HRD-89-7: Published: Mar 1, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1989.
GAO discussed H.R. 791, which would make the Social Security Administration (SSA) an independent agency. GAO found that the bill would: (1) remove the Retirement, Survivors, and Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income Programs from the Department of Health and Human Services; (2) create an independent SSA headed by a three-member bipartisan board; (3) establish a beneficiary ombudsma...
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...
Ted B. Westfall, 1946-1952
OP-2-OH: Published: Jun 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1988.
GAO presented a transcript of an audiotape interview of Ted B. Westfall, who served GAO from 1946 through 1952 and attained the position of Director of Audits, as part of its program to record key government officials' observations and impressions and ensure the systematic recording of the bases for policy decisions and other important events for posterity...
Presidential Transitions and Management Leadership
T-GGD-88-3: Published: Oct 14, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1987.
GAO discussed presidential transitions, focusing on: (1) financing and support for presidential transitions; (2) new leadership's attention to management issues; and (3) management infrastructure. GAO believes that Congress should: (1) continue the established practice of supporting a substantial portion of transition expenses with public funds; (2) provide for automatic adjustments in funding in...
Elmer B. Staats: Comptroller General of the United States 1966-1981
OP-1-OH: Published: Mar 1, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1987.
GAO presented a transcript of a videotape interview of Elmer B. Staats, the Comptroller General of the United States from 1966 to 1981, as part of its program to record key government officials' observations and impressions and ensure that the bases for policy decisions and other important events are systematically recorded for posterity...
Applicability of OMB Circular A-76 to Personnel Reductions in the Department of Health and Human Services
HRD-85-30: Published: Feb 22, 1985. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) plan to reduce its staff in the Office of the Secretary. It was alleged that HHS did not perform cost-comparison studies to justify the change from in-house to contract work, as required by Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76, and that HHS employees, whose positions were being abolishe...
D.C. Government Office Reorganization Resulting in Job Elimination
B-192047: Published: Jul 14, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 1984.
No summary is currently available...
Information on the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service's Reorganization Due to 1982 Budget Reductions
HRD-82-68: Published: Apr 30, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1982.
GAO was asked for information concerning the possible impact of fiscal year 1982 budget reductions on the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service's (FMCS) effectiveness. Of specific concern were the: (1) reductions in the number of regional offices, personnel, office space, and equipment; and (2) cutbacks in the Houston, Texas, office and their impact on that office's effectiveness.After being...