Civil service (31 - 40 of 223 items)
Federal Recruiting and Hiring: Making Government Jobs Attractive to Prospective Employees
GGD-90-105: Published: Aug 22, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) major problems that federal agencies were having in recruiting and hiring qualified entry-level employees; and (2) effectiveness of Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and federal agency actions in addressing those problems.GAO found that: (1) noncompetitive starting pay, ranging from 4 percent to 49 percent behind private-sector salaries...
The Public Service: Issues Affecting Its Quality, Effectiveness, Integrity, and Stewardship
GGD-90-103: Published: Sep 13, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1990.
In response to a legislative requirement, GAO reported on key issues affecting the federal public service as identified from 93 reports and testimonies GAO issued in fiscal year (FY) 1989.GAO found that deficiencies and problems within government programs and services continue because of the federal government's inability to consistently: (1) ensure a high-quality work force and improve its effect...
Navy Contracting: Military Sealift Command's Contract for Operating Oceanographic Ships
NSIAD-90-151: Published: Apr 18, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 1990.
GAO reviewed whether: (1) the Military Sealift Command (MSC) complied with the Service Contract Act in awarding a contract for the operation of 10 oceanographic ships; and (2) former MSC employees improperly influenced the award.GAO found that: (1) MSC properly notified prospective contractors that the Service Contract Act would be applied to all ship operating contracts and required offerers to q...
Personnel Practices: The Department of Energy's Use of Schedule C Appointment Authority
GGD-90-61: Published: Mar 8, 1990. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about the number of Schedule C employees at the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs and Office of Public Affairs.GAO found that, although DOE complied with Office of Personnel Management (OPM) regulations and guidelines in establishing 19 permanent Schedule C positions for the two offices,...
Personnel Practices: Questionable Personnel Practices at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
GGD-90-43: Published: Jan 23, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the personnel policies and actions of the former director of the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).GAO compared the number of special assistant, confidential assistant, and senior executive positions created during the former director's tenure and found that the former director: (1) created twice the number of those positions as his immediate predece...
Senior Executive Service: Training and Development of Senior Executives
GGD-89-127: Published: Sep 29, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO presented information on the Senior Executive Service (SES), focusing on: (1) career members' perceptions of the extent and usefulness of their training and development experiences before and after SES appointment; and (2) how the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) fulfilled its executive development roles and responsibilities.GAO found that: (1) about 13...
Federal Pay: Complexities in Calculating Federal Civilian Firefighters' Pay
GGD-89-131: Published: Sep 29, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal civilian firefighters' compensation to determine whether: (1) pay calculation complexities have resulted in pay errors; (2) promotions to supervisory positions have resulted in pay reductions from lost overtime pay; and (3) legislation would correct these pay problems.GAO found that: (1) errors from misinterpreted regulations could be attri...
Federal Employees: Appointees Converted to Career Positions, January and February 1989
GGD-89-89FS: Published: Jun 13, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the conversion of noncareer appointees to career positions from January 1, 1987 through February 28, 1989.GAO found that: (1) 44 executive agencies reported that they did not appoint any noncareer employees to career positions; (2) the remaining 16 agencies reported 82 conversions, including 71 competitive appointments and 11 noncompetitive appoint...
Federal Employees: Appointees Converted to Career Positions, October Through December 1988
GGD-89-66FS: Published: Apr 24, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information from 60 executive branch agencies on their conversion of noncareer appointees to career positions for the period January 1, 1987 through February 28, 1989.GAO found that: (1) 42 agencies reported that they had not appointed any noncareer employees to career positions; (2) 18 agencies reported 64 conversions, including 31 by the Depar...
Report of the National Commission on the Public Service
T-GGD-89-19: Published: Apr 27, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1989.
GAO discussed the National Commission on the Public Service's report on the changes needed to restore vitality and credibility to the public service. GAO noted that the commission's report included recommendations for: (1) rebuilding public trust in government; (2) improving the presidential appointments process; (3) ensuring advancement opportunities for career executives; (4) decentralizing gove...