Federal employees (71 - 80 of 203 items)
Political Appointees: Selected Appointees' Views of Their Federal Work Environment
GGD-93-28FS: Published: Dec 28, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 28, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO surveyed the views of Senate-confirmed presidential appointees (PAS) to provide a better understanding of areas relevant to their federal service.GAO found that: (1) 80 percent of PAS respondents reported that they were married and their age as 46 years or older; (2) 83 percent of the respondents were male and 81 percent reported their race as Caucasian; (3...
Whistleblower Protection: Determining Whether Reprisal Occurred Remains Difficult
GGD-93-3: Published: Oct 27, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the processing of whistleblower reprisal complaints and the Office of Special Counsel's (OSC) protection of whistleblowers from reprisals.GAO found that: (1) about one-third of employees who appeal to the Merit Systems Protection Board after going through OSC for whistleblower reprisal complaints have received relief, usually through settlements; (...
National Science Foundation: Better Guidance on Employee Book Writing Could Help Avoid Ethics Problems
GGD-93-8: Published: Oct 9, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the National Science Foundation's (NSF) practices regarding conflict-of-interest issues, focusing on whether: (1) NSF and two of its employees complied with book preparation laws and regulations; and (2) NSF adequately protects against violations of book preparation laws and regulations.GAO found that: (1) federal agencies must classify whether the...
Whistleblower Protection: Survey of Federal Employees on Misconduct and Protection From Reprisal
GGD-92-120FS: Published: Jul 14, 1992. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1992.
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 reprisals.GAO found that: (1) most employees were generally aware of a law to protect them from reprisals, but lacked knowledge about their right to protection; (2) 70 percent of employee...
Tax Administration: IRS' Progress on Integrity and Ethics Issues
T-GGD-92-62: Published: Jul 22, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1992.
GAO discussed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) progress in responding to ethics and integrity issues. GAO noted that IRS: (1) published hotline numbers and informed employees of whistleblower protection rights, set up a network of ethics coordinators, and provided ethics awareness training to many IRS executives and managers; (2) has developed an Ethics Awareness Briefing and an Ethics Resourc...
Federal Personnel: Special Authorities Under the Demonstration Project at Commerce
GGD-92-124BR: Published: Jul 13, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) personnel management demonstration project, focusing on personnel management authorities available to NIST and the effects of the Federal Employees' Pay Comparability Act (FEPCA) on the project.GAO found that: (1) FEPCA should not significantly affect the demonstration proje...
Strategies to Improve Communication Between Program and Financial Managers
156238: May 1, 1992
GAO provided information on the Joint Financial Management Improvement Program's May 1992 conference on improving communications between program and financial managers...
Personnel Practices: Propriety of Career Appointments Granted Former Political Appointees
GGD-92-51: Published: Feb 12, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the career appointments that agencies granted to employees who held either noncareer Senior Executive Service (SES) or Schedule C appointments before their career appointments, focusing on: (1) whether the appointments adhered to merit system principles dealing with fair and open competition and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) implementing reg...
Office of Government Ethics: Need for Additional Funding for Regulation Development and Oversight
T-GGD-92-17: Published: Mar 4, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1992.
GAO discussed the Office of Government Ethics' (OGE) operations and funding levels. GAO noted that: (1) the OGE work load has increased significantly since 1989, and OGE has been charged with additional responsibilities regarding establishing a single set of standards of conduct, conducting annual ethics briefings, revising conflict-of-interest statutes, reforming lobbying regulation, and staff tr...
OPM Revolving Fund: Benchmarking Could Aid OPM's Efforts to Improve Customer Service
GGD-92-18: Published: Jan 21, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO followed up on the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) efforts to improve customer service and the timeliness of personnel background investigations, subsequent to the actions OPM took as a result of a previous GAO report.GAO found that: (1) the number of cases OPM had on hand decreased and case timeliness improved after OPM acquired additional full-time...