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Interagency Collaboration: Survey Results of State and Army Personnel Rotation Program Participants and Their Host-Agency Supervisors (GAO-12-387SP, March 2012), an E-supplement to GAO-12-386
GAO-12-387SP: Published: Mar 9, 2012. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 2012.
This e-publication supplements our report, Interagency Collaboration: State and Army Personnel Rotation Programs Can Build on Positive Results with Additional Preparation and Evaluation (GAO-12-386). The purpose of this e-publication is to provide information from two web-based surveys of interagency rotational assignment program participants and their host-agency supervisors...
Private Pensions: Better Agency Coordination Could Help Small Employers Address Challenges To Plan Sponsorship
GAO-12-459T: Published: Mar 7, 2012. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 2012.
We found that the likelihood that a small employer will sponsor a retirement plan largely depends on the size of the employers workforce and the workers average wages. Small employers, retirement experts, and other stakeholders also identified a number of challenges such as plan complexity and resource constraintsto starting and maintaining retirement plans. In addition, st...
DHS Human Capital: Senior Leadership Vacancy Rates Generally Declined, but Components' Rates Varied [Reissued on February 22, 2012]
GAO-12-264: Published: Feb 10, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 2012.
The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) senior leadership vacancy rates, while reaching a peak of 25 percent in 2006, have generally declined since that time—from 25 percent in fiscal year 2006 to 10 percent at the end of fiscal year 2011. From fiscal years 2006 through 2010—the most recent year for which governmentwide vacancy and attrition data were available—DHS vacancy rates in 200...
Unemployment Insurance: Economic Circumstances of Individuals Who Exhausted Benefits
GAO-12-408: Published: Feb 17, 2012. Publicly Released: Feb 17, 2012.
Among the 15 million workers who lost jobs from 2007 to 2009, half received Unemployment Insurance (UI), and about one-fourth of the recipients exhausted UI benefits by January 2010. This represents 2 million displaced workers who exhausted UI as of early 2010, the most recent survey data available. Labor estimated that about an additional 3-1/2 million individuals exhausted benefits in 2010 and 2...
Border Security: Additional Steps Needed to Ensure That Officers Are Fully Trained
GAO-12-269: Published: Dec 22, 2011. Publicly Released: Dec 22, 2011.
CBP revised its training program for newly hired CBP officers in accordance with its own training development standards. Consistent with these standards, CBP convened a team of subject-matter experts to identify and rank the tasks that new CBP officers are expected to perform. As a result, the new curriculum was designed to produce a professional law enforcement officer capable of protecting the h...
Cybersecurity Human Capital: Initiatives Need Better Planning and Coordination
GAO-12-8: Published: Nov 29, 2011. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 2011.
Threats to federal information technology (IT) infrastructure and systems continue to grow in number and sophistication. The ability to make federal IT infrastructure and systems secure depends on the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the federal and contractor workforce that implements and maintains these systems. In light of the importance of recruiting and retaining cybersecurity personnel, G...
Acquisition Workforce: DOD's Efforts to Rebuild Capacity Have Shown Some Progress
GAO-12-232T: Published: Nov 16, 2011. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 2011.
The Department of Defense (DOD) is the government's largest buying entity and has recognized that rebuilding the acquisition workforce is a strategic priority. The federal government's current budget and long-term fiscal pressures underscore the importance of a capable and well-functioning workforce. GAO and others have long recognized that the size and capabilities of the workforce across the gov...
Fiscal Year 2011 Performance and Accountability Report
GAO-12-4SP: Published: Nov 15, 2011. Publicly Released: Nov 15, 2011.
Presented is GAO's Performance and Accountability Report for fiscal year 2011. In the spirit of the Government Performance and Results Act, this annual report informs the Congress and the American people about what we have achieved on their behalf. The financial information and the data measuring GAO's performance contained in this report are complete and reliable...
Federal Housing Administration: Improvements Needed in Risk Assessment and Human Capital Management
GAO-12-15: Published: Nov 7, 2011. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 2011.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has helped millions purchase homes by insuring private lenders against losses from defaults on FHA-insured single-family mortgages. In recent years, FHA has experienced a dramatic increase in its market role due, in part, to the contraction of other mortgage market segments. The increased reliance on FHA m...
Gender Pay Differences: Progress Made, but Women Remain Overrepresented among Low-Wage Workers
GAO-12-10: Published: Oct 12, 2011. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 2011.
Women represent an increasingly larger share of the total workforce in the United States--constituting nearly half of the total workforce. In addition, an increasing proportion of women in the workforce are more educated. However, research by GAO and others has shown that women's average pay has been and remains lower than that of men. Questions have been raised about the extent to which less-adva...