Personnel management (31 - 40 of 77 items)
Army Training: Need to Strengthen Internal Controls Over Troop Schools
NSIAD-88-208: Published: Aug 4, 1988. Publicly Released: Aug 4, 1988.
GAO evaluated the Army's management of its contractor-operated troop schools, to determine whether the: (1) Army determined troop school courses and the number of soldiers attending them in accordance with Army regulations; (2) contractors taught courses that were consistent with Army standards and doctrine; and (3) Army established effective controls over the schools' operations.GAO found that: (...
Senior Executive Service: Reasons the Candidate Development Program Has Not Produced More SES Appointees
GGD-88-47: Published: Apr 20, 1988. Publicly Released: May 24, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined why federal agencies did not more frequently use the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Candidate Development Program (CDP) when making Senior Executive Service (SES) appointments, focusing on the: (1) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); (2) Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); (3) Department of Agriculture (USDA); (4) Department o...
Overseas Support: Current U.S. Administrative Support System Is Too Complicated
NSIAD-88-84: Published: Mar 25, 1988. Publicly Released: May 4, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's administrative support to U.S. agencies located overseas, specifically: (1) State's administration of its support program; (2) agencies' satisfaction with the support; (3) the methods State used to distribute costs; and (4) factors adversely affecting the consolidation of various overseas administrative support efforts...
Federal Funding: Information on Selected Benefit/Mandatory Spending Programs
AFMD-88-31FS: Published: Jan 27, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on entitlement, benefit payment, and mandatory spending programs at selected agencies.GAO found over 100 entitlement, benefit payment, and mandatory spending programs. GAO included descriptions of the programs, the appropriation authority, and the expenditures for each over the past several fiscal years...
Federal Employee Suggestion Program
T-GGD-88-4: Published: Nov 4, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 1987.
GAO discussed the implementation and effectiveness of federal employee suggestion programs, focusing on such programs in the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of State, and the Architect of the Capitol. GAO noted that: (1) the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was responsible for issuing regulations to carry out such programs; (2) 36 agencies reported achieving tangible benefits of about...
Presidential Transitions and Management Leadership
T-GGD-88-3: Published: Oct 14, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 1987.
GAO discussed presidential transitions, focusing on: (1) financing and support for presidential transitions; (2) new leadership's attention to management issues; and (3) management infrastructure. GAO believes that Congress should: (1) continue the established practice of supporting a substantial portion of transition expenses with public funds; (2) provide for automatic adjustments in funding in...
Federal Personnel: Agencies Need To Make Greater Use of Employee Suggestion Programs
GGD-87-44BR: Published: Mar 17, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Government Employees' Incentive Awards Program to determine if agencies have established effective suggestion programs.GAO found that suggestion program activities and results varied widely throughout the government. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) reported that: (1) one agency received 16.1 suggestions per 100 employ...
Senior Executive Service: Agencies' Use of the Candidate Development Program
GGD-86-93: Published: Jul 14, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on governmentwide utilization of the Candidate Development Program (CDP) to fill the government's available Senior Executive Service (SES) positions.GAO found that: (1) during fiscal years 1982 to 1984, 87 percent of the individuals appointed to career positions had not participated in CDP; (2) the number of candidates selected annually to parti...
GAO's Annual Report on Activities of OPM, Fiscal Year 1985
GGD-86-27: Published: Feb 13, 1986. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1986.
As part of its annual report on the activities of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), GAO reviewed whether OPM actions were in accordance with merit system principles and free from prohibited personnel practices.GAO found that, as of September 30, 1985, OPM has made progress in: (1) analyzing alternative structures of the Senior Executive Service; (2) developing information concerning the us...
Alternative Work Schedules for Federal Employees
GGD-85-63: Published: Jul 19, 1985. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal employee and manager views on how alternative work schedules have affected government operations and employee job satisfaction.GAO found that: (1) 74 percent of the employees indicated that the program should be continued; (2) 72 percent of the employees using alternative work schedules felt that the schedules gave greater flexibility to me...