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OPM Revolving Fund: Benchmarking Could Aid OPM's Efforts to Improve Customer Service
GGD-92-18: Published: Jan 21, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 21, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO followed up on the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) efforts to improve customer service and the timeliness of personnel background investigations, subsequent to the actions OPM took as a result of a previous GAO report.GAO found that: (1) the number of cases OPM had on hand decreased and case timeliness improved after OPM acquired additional full-time...
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...
Foreign Assistance: AID's Use of Personal Services Contracts Overseas
NSIAD-91-237: Published: Sep 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Agency for International Development's (AID) use of personal services contractors in carrying out its programs overseas, focusing on whether: (1) services and functions performed under personal services contracts (PSC) are appropriate; (2) AID discloses its use of PSC in budgetary and services reporting; and (3) AID ensures that personal servic...
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...
General Services Administration: Status of Management Improvement Efforts
GGD-91-59: Published: Apr 3, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 1991.
GAO assessed the General Services Administration's (GSA) progress in implementing 33 recommendations GAO made in its 1989 general management review report.GAO found that: (1) overall, GSA made a good effort to implement most of the recommendations, but it needed to strengthen its planning and strategy processes to fully implement the recommendations; (2) GSA developed strategic plans defining its...
Defense Personnel: Status of Implementing Joint Assignments for Military Leaders
NSIAD-91-50BR: Published: Jan 11, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Defense's (DOD) progress in designating general/flag joint-duty positions as critical and the criteria DOD used for designating critical positions.GAO found that DOD: (1) since the enactment of 1986 legislation requiring it to designate general/flag joint-duty positions as critical, made steady progress in revising its joint-duty...
Defense Management: Efforts to Streamline Acquisition Management Structure
NSIAD-91-15: Published: Dec 5, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the military services' efforts to streamline acquisition management structures as called for in the Secretary of Defense's July 1989 Defense Management Report (DMR).GAO found that: (1) the services' newly established service acquisition executive (SAE) positions conformed with DMR requirements; (2) each service revised its program executive officer...
Defense Reorganization: DOD's Efforts to Streamline the Special Operations Command
NSIAD-91-24BR: Published: Nov 23, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 2, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of Department of Defense (DOD) task force's recommendations concerning the U.S. Special Operations Command, focusing on: (1) the progress made in reducing separate Army, Navy, and Air Force component command headquarters to an integrated Special Operations Command headquarters; and (2) other actions taken by the Special Operation...
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...
Defense Personnel: Standards for Joint Duty Tour Length Averages Being Met
NSIAD-90-254BR: Published: Sep 10, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 10, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined whether the average length of military officers' joint tours was consistent with legislation regarding the minimum length of joint duty assignments.GAO found that: (1) average tour length for each service exceeded 2 years for general/flag officers and 3 years for field grade officers; (2) of 117 general/flag officers tours, 77 completed tours of 2...