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Policy Guidance 1963-1986: Interview With Donald J. Horan, Eugene L. Pahl, and Allen R. Voss
OP-23-OH: Published: Jan 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1992.
GAO presented a transcript of a videotaped interview with Donald J. Horan, Eugene L. Pahl, and Allen R. Voss, who served with the Office of Policy during the period between 1963 and 1986, as part of its program to record key government official's observations and impressions and ensure that the bases for policy decisions and other important events are systematically recorded for posterity...
The Civil Division, 1956-1972: Interview With Gregory J. Ahart, Henry Eschwege, and Victor L. Lowe
OP-22-OH: Published: Jan 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1992.
GAO presented a transcript of an interview with Gregory J. Ahart, Henry Eschwege, and Victor L. Lowe, three former GAO officials who held key management positions in the Civil Division, 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...
Internal Revenue Service: Status of IRS' Efforts to Deal With Integrity and Ethics Issues
GGD-92-16: Published: Dec 31, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) response to recommendations it made regarding integrity issues, focusing on: (1) improved employee communication and ethics awareness; and (2) perceptions about IRS disciplinary actions.GAO found that: (1) since GAO made its recommendations, all IRS executive managers and executives have received at least 8 h...
IRS' Efforts to Deal With Integrity and Ethics Issues
T-GGD-91-58: Published: Jul 24, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1991.
GAO discussed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) efforts to deal with employee ethics and integrity issues. GAO noted that: (1) IRS has made substantial progress in responding to concerns about ethics and integrity issues, but its actions are only initial steps in a major long-term effort; (2) IRS transferred 21 staff years and $1.9 million to the Department of the Treasury Inspector General (IG...
Government Shutdown: Permanent Funding Lapse Legislation Needed
GGD-91-76: Published: Jun 6, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the: (1) results of a questionnaire sent to government agencies in October 1990 on effects of a partial shutdown of the government during the Columbus Day weekend, and (2) potential effects of any future shutdowns.GAO found that: (1) to avoid obligations of funds during a lapse in appropriations, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) directe...
The President's Commission on Executive Exchange
T-GGD-91-38: Published: Jun 10, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1991.
GAO discussed the President's Commission on Executive Exchange, focusing on the adequacy of controls over: (1) procurement; (2) travel; (3) budget; and (4) personnel. GAO noted that: (1) due to erroneous Office of Personnel Management (OPM) legal advice, the Commission made inappropriate expenditures from the OPM revolving fund over a 4-year period without regard to federal laws and regulations; (...
Federal Personnel: Review of Evaluation of Personnel Demonstration Project at Commerce
GGD-91-93: Published: May 14, 1991. Publicly Released: May 14, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) contractor's evaluation of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) personnel management demonstration project to hire and retain capable employees.GAO found that the evaluation of the NIST project's first 2 years was not sound, since: (1) although the contractor's proposed evaluation...
Government Shutdown: Data on Effects of 1990 Columbus Day Weekend Funding Lapse
GGD-91-17FS: Published: Oct 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO surveyed the effects of the shutdown of some of the federal government over the Columbus Day 1990 weekend and determined the potential effects of a hypothetical 3-day shutdown during a normal workweek.GAO found that: (1) 15 departments and agencies reported no shutdown of operations, 6 reported partial shutdown, and 4 reported complete shutdown; (2) departm...
Performance Management: How Well Is the Government Dealing With Poor Performers?
GGD-91-7: Published: Oct 2, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how the federal government identified and dealt with employees whose performance was less than fully successful.GAO found that: (1) federal agencies rated 5.7 percent of the estimated 1.57 million federal employees as poor performers; (2) 62 to 70 percent of the poor performers either improved their performance to fully successful, voluntarily agre...
Observations on GAO's Experience in Implementing an Independent Personnel System
T-ACG/OPS-90-1: Published: Jul 26, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 1990.
GAO discussed its personnel system, focusing on: (1) areas where the system has been beneficial; and (2) aspects of its grievance and appeals procedures. GAO noted that: (1) it can move more expeditiously in hiring and recruiting its personnel; (2) it has created a performance-based system that rewards its staff for accomplishments and contributions; (3) it implemented new position classifications...