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Proposed Legislation to Establish a 4-Year Term for the Position of Administrator of General Services
T-GGD-90-11: Published: Nov 9, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1989.
GAO discussed the General Services Administration's (GSA) management capabilities. GAO found that four deficiencies in GSA management posed significant obstacles to its effective management control, including: (1) ineffective leadership because of frequent turnover in political leadership, lack of career executive involvement in the planning process, and lack of attention to developing senior exec...
Defense Personnel: Actions Planned To Implement Reorganization Act
NSIAD-88-157: Published: Apr 26, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO evaluated the Department of Defense's (DOD) plans to reduce personnel assigned to permanent duty in military management headquarters and other related activities.GAO found that: (1) DOD planned to base its reductions of departmental and command headquarters personnel on authorized strength, although the Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986 req...
Procurement Personnel: Information on the Procurement Workforce
GGD-88-7: Published: Nov 5, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the characteristics of the federal procurement work force in seven civilian agencies to determine whether the employees had the necessary skill and training to effectively manage and administer federal acquisition programs.GAO found that: (1) published data on the federal procurement work force was inadequate because of a lack of formal definiti...
Human Resource Management: Status of Agency Practices for Improving Federal Productivity
GGD-87-61FS: Published: Jun 16, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on innovative human resource management practices in federal agencies.GAO surveyed 71 federal organizations that employed about 92 percent of the executive branch civilian work force and found that: (1) agencies reported that they used a wide variety of human resource management practices; (2) agencies introduced about one third of thei...
Placement Programs for Displaced Federal Employees
125322: Oct 2, 1984
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the federal government's efforts to find new jobs for its displaced employees. Specifically, GAO addressed: (1) Department of Defense (DOD) operation of its Priority Placement Program (PPP); (2) the governmentwide placement program administered by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and those operated at the General Services Administration an...
Allegations Concerning the Firing "Without Cause" of Two Office of Economic Opportunity Attorneys
B-130515: Published: Jun 20, 1973. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1983.
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Improving Inspector General Operations
115779: Jun 10, 1981
The offices of inspector general have been most successful in realizing savings. Due to their audit and investigative efforts, about $1.4 billion was saved during fiscal year 1980. This represents a savings of approximately seven dollars for every dollar spent on audit and investigation by these offices. In spite of this effectiveness, Inspectors General (IG) continue to have staffing problems tha...
Using Civilian Personnel for Military Administrative and Support Positions: Can More Be Done?
FPCD-78-69: Published: Sep 26, 1978. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1978.
The Department of Defense's (DOD) longstanding policy has been to use civilians in positions which do not require military personnel, and the services have established policies, regulations, and guidelines compatible with this policy. DOD undertook major civilianization programs in fiscal years 1964-68 and 1973-75; since fiscal year 1964, over 100,000 jobs have been converted from military to civi...
Planning for Staff in the Federal Government: Congressional Interests and Agency Practices
090977: Jan 1, 1978
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 13, Issue 4, Fall 1978...