Performance measures (71 - 80 of 82 items)
Immigration Service: Allegation of Adverse Actions Taken Against INS Agents
GGD-89-70: Published: May 1, 1989. Publicly Released: May 18, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed whether the: (1) Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) retaliated against eight agents and their supervisors as a result of the agents' correspondence with members of Congress; (2) INS objectively investigated the agents' allegations; and (3) agents properly recorded their work hours to their activities.GAO found that: (1) INS management...
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...
Procurement: Defense Logistics Agency Implementation of the Spare Parts Initiatives
NSIAD-87-143: Published: Jun 1, 1987. Publicly Released: Jul 2, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed the Defense Logistics Agency's (DLA) progress in implementing the spare parts initiatives at the Defense Electronics Supply Center (DESC), specifically: (1) price increases; (2) the adequacy of the price analysis procurement officials performed; (3) personnel changes resulting from the initiatives; and (4) DESC difficulties in maintaining a trai...
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...
Increased Agency Use of Efficiency Guidelines for Commercial Activities Can Save Millions
FPCD-81-78: Published: Sep 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1981.
GAO completed a limited survey of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) program to increase the efficiency of commercial or industrial-type activities in the Government.GAO believes that OMB might be able to save millions of dollars by requiring wider agency usage of OMB guidelines on developing performance standards. These guidelines, originally issued to assure that contract personnel perfor...
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...
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...
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...
Need To Improve Accountability To Reduce Fraud and Mismanagement and Improve Productivity in the Federal Government
109594: Jun 6, 1979
There is a need to improve productivity in carrying out Federal programs. The recurring theme in the problems of Government fraud, mismanagement, and declining productivity is the lack of accountability at all levels of Government. Instituting good management systems, which include performance measurement, can greatly increase accountability in Government. In order to make these systems effective,...
Improvements Needed in Army's Determination of Manpower Requirements for Support and Administrative Functions
FPCD-79-32: Published: May 21, 1979. Publicly Released: May 21, 1979.
Army manpower survey teams make on-site appraisals and recommend the number of people needed for support and administrative functions at Army installations. The recommendations of the survey team are also the basis for the garrison staffing guide, which provides criteria for subsequent surveys. The surveys, although useful for some installation and major command management decisions, are not coord...