Performance appraisal (31 - 40 of 55 items)
Managing Human Resources: Greater OPM Leadership Needed to Address Critical Challenges
GGD-89-19: Published: Jan 19, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 19, 1989.
GAO conducted a general management review of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), focusing on its leadership role in addressing governmentwide human resource problems.GAO found that: (1) the federal government has difficulty hiring, managing, and retaining quality staff; (2) such factors as lack of comparable pay with the private sector, a widespread negative image of federal service, and sho...
Reflections on CSRA's First Decade
138533: Jan 1, 1989
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 5, Spring 1989, presents a review of the extent to which enactment of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 has improved the federal personnel system. Major changes since the act's passage include: (1) elimination of the Civil Service Commission and splitting of its mission between the Office of Personnel Management and the Merit Systems Protecti...
Fair Labor Standards Act: Selected Administrative Issues
HRD-88-48FS: Published: Feb 25, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding the Employment Standards Administration's (ESA) Wage and Hour Division's enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards Act, focusing on its: (1) methods for compliance officer training and performance evaluation; (2) full-time-equivalent staff-year ceiling and staffing levels for fiscal years (FY) 1981 through 1987; and (3) deposits...
Description of Selected Systems for Classifying Federal Civilian Positions and Personnel
GGD-84-90: Published: Jul 13, 1984. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO studied the principal systems for classifying Federal civilian personnel to provide background information for evaluating sex bias in Federal classification systems. In this initial study, GAO specifically examined General Schedule (GS) positions, Federal Wage System (FWS) positions, Foreign Service professionals, and Veterans Administration (VA) profess...
Testimony of the Comptroller General on the Impact of the Senior Executive Service
GGD-84-32: Published: Dec 30, 1983. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO transmitted its detailed statement, which had been presented on November 7, 1983, on the results of its review of the Senior Executive Service (SES) and accompanying statistical data. The SES program was designed to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and responsiveness of government operations and to: (1) hold executives accountable for government op...
Obstacles Hamper the Office of Personnel Management's Evaluation of the Implementation of the 1978 Civil Service Reform Act
FPCD-81-69: Published: Sep 14, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1981.
GAO completed a limited review of the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) 5-year strategy for evaluating the implementation and impact of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978. GAO identified problems which it believes could hamper the collection of data needed to evaluate the Act.GAO identified the following management and technical weaknesses which it believes warrant careful consideration by...
Senior Executive Service
114897: Apr 7, 1981
The Civil Service Reform Act requires Federal agencies to develop, according to Office of Personnel Management (OPM) standards, one or more Senior Executive Service (SES) performance appraisal systems. Typical areas of performance measurement cited in the Act are productivity, quality of work, timeliness of performance, cost efficiency, and progress in meeting affirmative action goals. A GAO surve...
Management and Compensation of Military and Civilian Federal Work Forces: Issues for Planning
FPCD-81-26: Published: Jan 2, 1981. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1981.
Federal personnel costs continue to rise and the need for more efficient and effective management of people becomes more pressing. A study was conducted to identify current and emerging issues related to managing and compensating the Federal workforce.Military personnel issues which need attention in the next few years include: (1) military manpower mobilization policies, procedures, and practices...
Ways To Improve Federal Management and Use of Productivity Based Reward Systems
FPCD-81-24: Published: Dec 31, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1980.
GAO studied the concept of reward systems based on productivity standards to identify ways by which federal work-force productivity can be improved.GAO found that: (1) productivity-based reward systems have had positive effects on productivity in certain work situations, and there seems to be potential for greater use of the concept in the federal government; (2) current Office of Personnel Manage...
Postal Service Merit Program Should Provide More Incentive for Improving Performance
GGD-81-8: Published: Nov 24, 1980. Publicly Released: Nov 24, 1980.
The Postal Service was a pioneer in implementing merit pay in the Federal Government. In 1972, it initiated its program to stimulate improved productivity by replacing the old, almost guaranteed, salary step increase system with one which evaluated employees and made raises contingent on performance. The Service has made many changes over the years to improve the program's soundness, and it has ad...