Performance appraisal (41 - 50 of 55 items)
Productivity Improvement in Government
113747: Oct 14, 1980
Productivity relates to both the public and private sectors of the economy. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) provides a number of productivity improvement services including: (1) consulting services on organizational and personnel problems, (2) assistance in developing performance appraisal and productivity measurement systems, (3) research on productivity improvement, and (4) extensive ma...
First Look at Senior Executive Service Performance Awards/MSPB
FPCD-80-87: Published: Sep 19, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1980.
GAO reviewed the Senior Executive Service bonus payments at the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB).GAO concluded that the performance awards were within the requirements of the Civil Service Reform Act, as well as the Office of Personnel Management guidance. However, it was found that MSPB experienced some procedural difficulties in administering the awards. GAO noted that performance objective...
Interagency Advisory Group for Personnel Policy and Operations
FPCD-80-77: Published: Sep 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1980.
Since implementation of the Civil Service Reform Act in 1979, the relationship between the new Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and agency personnel staffs has been fundamentally altered. Accordingly, the Interagency Advisory Group (IAG) was restructured to reflect this changed relationship. IAG was, and is, an excellent forum for regular communication from the agency personnel directors to OP...
First Look at Senior Executive Service Performance Awards
FPCD-80-74: Published: Aug 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1980.
The Senior Executive Service (SES) went into effect on July 13, l979, with a system of performance awards intended to encourage excellence in performance and higher productivity among Federal executives. The first bonuses under this system were paid in May and April of l980 by the Small Business Administration (SBA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Merit Systems P...
H.R. 6768, a Bill To Reform the Selection and Oversight of Administrative Law Judges
112263: May 6, 1980
The need for changes in how Federal Administrative Law Judges (ALJ's) are managed and solutions for reforming the selection and evaluation of ALJ's as proposed by a House bill are discussed. Presently, there are about 1,100 ALJ's who work in 29 agencies, with about 60 percent of them working for the Social Security Administration on benefit claims cases. What makes ALJ's different from other Feder...
An Evaluation of the Intergovernmental Personnel Act of 1970
FPCD-80-11: Published: Dec 19, 1979. Publicly Released: Dec 19, 1979.
The Intergovernmental Personnel Act of 1970 is aimed at resolving problems at the State and local levels in many areas, from building personnel management systems where none existed, to promoting civil service reform. Several evaluations show that the grants have generally been successful, played a catalytic role in State and local government personnel management improvement, and have resulted in...
Costs of Federal Personnel Security Investigations Could and Should Be Cut
FPCD-79-79: Published: Aug 31, 1979. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 1979.
A personnel security investigation is an inquiry into the activities of an individual to make sure he/she is reliable, trustworthy, loyal, and of good character. Authorities use the information to determine a person's suitability, security eligibility, and loyalty. There are two basic types of investigations: one called full field, which is extensive; and one called national agency check and inqui...
Federal Productivity and Performance Appraisal Systems
109642: Jun 14, 1979
There has been limited progress made toward improving Government productivity. Some of the barriers to be overcome include the absence of profit motive, diverse missions, lack of high-level interest, disincentives of classification standards and the budget process, absence of specific goals, and unnecessary regulations that erode managerial ability. There has been little effort aimed at developing...
Management Improvements in the Administrative Law Process: Much Remains To Be Done
FPCD-79-44: Published: May 23, 1979. Publicly Released: May 23, 1979.
A previous report on the administrative law process recommended several actions to the heads of agencies employing administrative law judges. These actions were to alleviate delay in the adjudication process and to aid in effective administrative law judge personnel management.The agencies have done little or nothing to improve management of the administrative law process. While the agencies agree...
NRC's Operator Licensing Program
EMD-79-67: Published: May 15, 1979. Publicly Released: May 18, 1979.
An analysis was made of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) program for licensing nuclear powerplant operators. Information from the Three Mile Island (TMI) nuclear accident and from other nuclear plants has raised questions concerning the program. The specific events that caused the nuclear accident at TMI and are being carefully evaluated by NRC. However, the Chairman, NRC, and the Directo...