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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...
Whistleblower Protection: VA Did Little Until Recently to Inform Employees About Their Rights
GGD-00-70: Published: Apr 14, 2000. Publicly Released: May 17, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) whistleblower protection, focusing on the: (1) actions VA has taken since October 29, 1994--the enactment of the 1994 Whistleblower Protection Act amendments--to inform its employees about their rights to protection against reprisal when reporting misconduct; (2) extent to which VA employees a...
Career Appointments of Political Appointees
GGD-99-182R: Published: Sep 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO clarified when it is appropriate for a political appointee to receive a career position in the federal government.GAO noted that: (1) according to the applicable law and regulations, provided that proper merit system procedures are followed, it is permissible for a political appointee to receive a career appointment; (2) in fact, regardless of whether or no...
Background Investigations: Program Deficiencies May Lead DEA to Relinquish Its Authority to OPM
GGD-99-173: Published: Sep 7, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on background investigations conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), focusing on: (1) the circumstances that led DEA to consider relinquishing its authority to conduct personnel background investigations; and (2) whether the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) acted in an independent and objective manner in choosing to...
Tax Administration: Allegations of IRS Employee Misconduct
GGD-99-82: Published: May 24, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on alleged misconduct by Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees in their treatment of other IRS employees and taxpayers, focusing on: (1) the specific allegations made at the Senate Committee on Finance hearings; and (2) any underlying systemic or programmatic problems that need to be resolved to protect the rights of taxpayers and IR...
Environmental Protection: Employees Who Made Allegations and Left EPA
RCED-99-97R: Published: Mar 2, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on three former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) employees who made allegations against EPA and then resigned, focusing on: (1) why the individuals had left; and (2) their current employment status.GAO noted that: (1) six of the 20 individuals who sent the letter making allegations to the Washington Times newspaper no longer work a...
[Comments on Whether a Federal Employee Can Use Government Resources To Support Reserve Activities]
B-277678: Published: Jan 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1999.
GAO provided information on whether a federal employee on official duty, who is also a member of the National Guard or the armed forces Reserves, may conduct, and use agency office equipment to support, Guard or Reserve business. GAO held that: (1) agencies may permit their employees to use a limited amount of official time and agency resources to support the Guard or Reserves; (2) employees who a...
Internal Revenue Service: Physical Security Over Taxpayer Receipts and Data Needs Improvement
AIMD-99-15: Published: Nov 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) physical controls over receipts and taxpayer data.GAO noted that: (1) IRS' controls over receipts and taxpayer data do not adequately reduce the vulnerability of the federal government and taxpayers to loss from theft; (2) this condition existed because of the length of time required to conduct background inve...
OPM's Central Personnel Data File: Data Appear Sufficiently Reliable to Meet Most Customer Needs
GGD-98-199: Published: Sep 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) database of federal civilian employees, the Central Personnel Data File (CPDF), focusing on: (1) the extent to which selected CPDF data elements are accurate, including the data elements used by OPM's Office of the Actuaries for estimating the government's liability for future payments of federal retiremen...
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...