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Federal Personnel: Employment Policy Challenges Created By an Aging Workforce
GGD-93-138: Published: Sep 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1993.
GAO provided information on work-force aging, focusing on federal government and private-sector employers' efforts to address older-worker issues.GAO found that: (1) the federal government and private-sector employers could face difficulties in meeting their future employment needs because the large aging baby boom generation is approaching retirement eligibility and the next generation of workers...
Nuclear Security: DOE's Progress on Reducing Its Security Clearance Work Load
RCED-93-183: Published: Aug 12, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 16, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of the Department of Energy's (DOE) efforts to reduce the processing time for security clearances for federal and contractor employees.GAO found that: (1) DOE has decreased its personnel security workload and reinvestigation backlog since 1988; (2) as of June 1993, DOE had reduced its reinvestigation backlog by more than 99 percen...
Performance Management: Comments on Reauthorization of the Performance Management and Recognition System
T-GGD-93-37: Published: Jun 24, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1993.
GAO discussed the reauthorization of the Performance Management and Recognition System (PMRS) for grade 13 through 15 managers and supervisors. GAO noted that: (1) PMRS performance ratings are used as the basis for management decisions and to provide performance feedback to employees; (2) supervisors inflate ratings to protect their employees from reductions in force; (3) inflated ratings are less...
Environmental Protection Agency: Plans in Limbo for Consolidated Headquarters Space
GGD-93-84: Published: Apr 19, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 15, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) and the General Services Administration's (GSA) efforts to improve working conditions at EPA headquarters and obtain suitable consolidated headquarters space for EPA.GAO found that: (1) workspace at the Waterside Mall complex became overcrowded as EPA staffing increased, and complaints about working condi...
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...
Administrative Due Process: Denials and Revocations of Security Clearances and Access to Special Programs
T-NSIAD-93-14: Published: May 5, 1993. Publicly Released: May 5, 1993.
GAO discussed the administrative due process procedures that are in place for individuals who are denied security clearances and access to special programs. GAO noted that: (1) the Departments of Defense (DOD), Energy (DOE), and State do not require that individuals be formally notified when their access or clearances are suspended; (2) DOE considers suspensions to be the first step in its adminis...
Public Affairs: Personnel Engaged in Public and Congressional Affairs in Federal Agencies
GGD-93-71FS: Published: Mar 8, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the number of personnel engaged in public and congressional affairs activities in 31 selected federal agencies.GAO found that: (1) the estimated full-time equivalent (FTE) personnel engaged in public and congressional affairs during fiscal years (FY) 1991 and 1992 has increased since FY 1985; (2) 26 agencies reported FTE totals for public and congr...
Federal Performance Management: Agencies Need Greater Flexibility in Designing Their Systems
GGD-93-57: Published: Feb 24, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' performance management systems (PMS), focusing on: (1) elements of an effective PMS; (2) whether federal agencies included these elements in PMS; and (3) federal personnel and researchers' views on the adequacy of PMS.GAO found that: (1) there were 14 key elements of an effective PMS; (2) legislation and regulations required feder...
Whistleblower Protection: Agencies' Implementation of the Whistleblower Statutes Has Been Mixed
GGD-93-66: Published: Mar 5, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 25, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the federal government's processing of whistleblower reprisal complaints and the Office of Special Counsel's (OSC) effectiveness in protecting whistleblowers from reprisal.GAO found that: (1) of the 19 agencies reviewed, 2 agencies had informed all employees of their whistleblower rights, 15 agencies had informed certain groups of employees of thei...
Personnel Practices: Career Appointments Granted Political Appointees From Jan. Through Nov. 1992
GGD-93-49FS: Published: Jan 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the conversion of appointees in noncareer political positions to career appointments, focusing on the number of conversions from January 1 to November 30, 1992.GAO found that: (1) the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) processed and approved the conversion of 13 noncareer political appointees, of which 9 were career GS/GM appointments and 4 were...