Federal agency reorganization (51 - 60 of 67 items)
The Separation of Peace Corps From ACTION
ID-82-24: Published: Feb 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1982.
The International Security and Development Cooperation Act established the Peace Corps as an independent agency within the executive branch. The Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) was required to submit a report to Congress and to the Comptroller General on the steps taken to implement the provisions of the act. As required by the act, GAO submitted a report stating whether the...
The President's Reorganization Authority
116787: Oct 28, 1981
GAO believes that reorganization plans submitted to the President and Congress should describe the basic administrative requirements associated with reorganizations and plans for meeting them. The legislation currently under consideration should be amended to require that reorganization plans contain a section on implementation. This section should describe the mechanism established to facilitate...
A New Headquarters/Field Structure Could Provide a Better Framework for Improving Department of Energy Operations
EMD-81-97: Published: Sep 3, 1981. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1981.
The Department of Energy (DOE) field structure is a collection of the field offices associated with the various agencies which were consolidated to form DOE. GAO examined the DOE headquarters/field organization structure to determine its impact on the agency's ability to carry out its mission and evaluated the effectiveness of the organizational structure as it relates to lines of authority betwee...
Improvements Needed in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Office of Inspector and Auditor
EMD-81-72: Published: Jul 9, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 9, 1981.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is responsible for regulating the commercial use of nuclear power in the United States, with the goal of preserving public health and safety and protecting the environment. To help NRC carry out its duties, an Office of Inspector and Auditor (OIA) was created to provide the Commissioners with oversight over NRC programs and activities and to make recommendat...
Proposed Closing of Postal Inspection Service Division Office in Chattanooga, Tennessee
GGD-81-65: Published: May 8, 1981. Publicly Released: May 11, 1981.
The Postal Inspection Service is responsible for investigating all crimes related to the delivery of mail or use of the mail service and for performing financial and program audits of postal operations. In March 1980, the Inspection Service announced plans to consolidate activities in the Southern Region by closing its Chattanooga division office and transferring the management and administrative...
The President's Reorganization Authority
115307: May 6, 1981
A fundamental problem in the reorganization process is that, although substantial time and resources are devoted to deciding what to reorganize, little attention is given to planning the mechanics of how the reorganizations are to be implemented. Lack of early implementation planning results in substantial startup problems, and without implementation data, Congress is not aware of the full impact...
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...
Managing Organizational Change: Observations From the Front Lines
114263: Jan 1, 1981
A review is presented, in the GAO Review, Vol. 16, Issue 1, Winter 1981, concerning what GAO managers and subordinates could do to improve the ways in which their units change their operations and adapt to the external forces which affect their work. The critical ingredient of success involves the ability of organizational members to understand the personal and situational factors involved in chan...
Interagency Advisory Group for Personnel Policy and Operations
FPCD-80-77: Published: Sep 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1980.
Since implementation of the Civil Service Reform Act in 1979, the relationship between the new Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and agency personnel staffs has been fundamentally altered. Accordingly, the Interagency Advisory Group (IAG) was restructured to reflect this changed relationship. IAG was, and is, an excellent forum for regular communication from the agency personnel directors to OP...
H.R. 7674, The Consultant Reform Act of 1980
113125: Aug 25, 1980
GAO believes that the proper use of consulting services is a legitimate and economical way to improve Government services and operations. Agencies must continue to have the option of using consulting services where appropriate. They have a legitimate need for access to the best expertise and advice available from the private sector to assist in carrying out a growing number of complex Federal prog...