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Federal Hiring: OPM Needs to Improve Management and Oversight of Hiring Authorities
GAO-16-521: Published: Aug 2, 2016. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 2016.
A hiring authority is the law, executive order, or regulation that allows an agency to hire a person into the federal civil service. Of the 105 hiring authorities used in fiscal year 2014, agencies relied on 20 for 91 percent of the 196,226 new appointments made that year. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) officials said they do not know if agencies rely on a small number of authorities because...
Human Capital: Principles, Criteria, and Processes for Governmentwide Federal Human Capital Reform
GAO-05-69SP: Published: Dec 1, 2004. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 2004.
There is widespread agreement that the federal government faces a range of challenges in the 21st century that it must confront to enhance performance, ensure accountability, and position the nation for the future. Federal agencies will need the most effective human capital systems to address these challenges and succeed in their transformation efforts during a period of likely sustained budget co...
Human Capital: Selected Agencies' Use of Alternative Service Delivery Options for Human Capital Activities
GAO-04-679: Published: Jun 25, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 2004.
Human capital offices have traditionally used alternative service delivery (ASD)--the use of other than internal staff to provide a service or to deliver a product--as a way to reduce costs for transaction-based services. GAO was asked to identify which human capital activities agencies were selecting for ASD, the reasons why, how they were managing the process, and some of the lessons they had le...
Human Capital: Preliminary Observations on Proposed DHS Human Capital Regulations
GAO-04-479T: Published: Feb 25, 2004. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 2004.
The creation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) almost one year ago represents an historic moment for the federal government to fundamentally transform how the nation will protect itself from terrorism. DHS is continuing to transform and integrate a disparate group of agencies with multiple missions, values, and cultures into a strong and effective cabinet department. Together with this...
Small Business Administration: Review of Selected Personnel Practices
GGD-99-68: Published: Apr 23, 1999. Publicly Released: May 21, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed events related to personnel reassignments, appointments, and activities at the Small Business Administration (SBA).GAO noted that: (1) SBA made hundreds of appointments during the 1990s using competitive procedures for career appointments, special noncompetitive hiring authority for the Office of Advocacy, and political appointment procedures for o...
Information on Control Boards
AIMD-96-17R: Published: Nov 16, 1995. Publicly Released: Nov 16, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the structure and operations of five cities' control boards. GAO noted that: (1) none of the control board offices are located in city owned space; (2) the boards' staff size ranges from 7 to 23 employees; (3) the boards' staff composition varies widely and three of the five boards are headed by an executive director; (4) staff salar...
The Public Service: Issues Confronting the Federal Civilian Workforce
GGD-94-157: Published: Aug 25, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) efforts to improve federal human resource management and the status of key open recommendations made to Congress, OPM, and other agencies.GAO found that: (1) since 1991, OPM has made significant improvements in federal human resource management; (2) in response to the 1991 recommendations, OPM provided g...
Federal Personnel Management: OPM Reliance on Agency Oversight of Personnel System Not Fully Justified
GGD-93-24: Published: Dec 8, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on whether the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) should rely on agency personnel management evaluations (PME) as the primary method for personnel program effectiveness and compliance oversight.GAO found that: (1) because of reduced staffing levels and resources, OPM increasingly relied on agencies and PME to oversee the civil service...
Personnel Practices: Schedule C and Other Details to the Executive Office of the President
GGD-93-14: Published: Nov 6, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the detailing of executive agency employees by Cabinet-level departments and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to Executive Office of the President (EOP) agencies, to determine: (1) agency compliance with appropriation act requirements; (2) compliance with reimbursement requirements for details over 180 days in a fiscal year; (3) the extent...
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...