Civil service (1 - 10 of 23 items)
Human Capital: Continued Monitoring of Internal Safeguards and an Action Plan to Address Employee Concerns Could Improve Implementation of the National Security Personnel System
GAO-09-840: Published: Jun 25, 2009. Publicly Released: Jun 25, 2009.
DOD is in the process of implementing this human capital system, and according to DOD, about 212,000 civilian employees are currently under the system. On February 11, 2009, however, the House Armed Services Committee and its Subcommittee on Readiness asked DOD to halt conversions of any additional employees to NSPS until the administration and Congress could properly address the future of DOD's p...
Human Capital: Preliminary Observations on Proposed Regulations for DOD's National Security Personnel System
GAO-05-559T: Published: Apr 14, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2005.
The Department of Defense's (DOD) new human resources management system--the National Security Personnel System (NSPS)--will have far-reaching implications for civil service reform across the federal government. The 2004 National Defense Authorization Act gave DOD significant flexibilities for managing more than 700,000 defense civilian employees. Given DOD's massive size, NSPS represents a huge u...
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...
Senior Executive Service: Implementation of the Navy's Program To Rotate Career SES Members
GGD-88-4: Published: Oct 5, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO investigated the Navy's implementation of its Senior Executive Service (SES) rotation program.GAO found that the: (1) program requires the Navy to rotate SES employees after they have held a position for 5 years; (2) Navy granted 30 permanent exemptions and 10 temporary waivers from mandatory rotation in view of unique skills, program needs, or personal cir...
Blue-Collar Workers: Appraisal Systems Are in Place, But Basic Refinements Are Needed
GGD-87-72: Published: Jun 18, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1987.
GAO evaluated how the Air Force, the Army, the Navy, and the Veterans Administration (VA) have implemented performance appraisal systems for federal wage system, or blue-collar, employees.GAO reviewed 84 performance plans applicable to 5,843 employees and found that 54 contained standards that were not clear, did not distinguish among all levels of performance, or were based on uncontrollable exte...
Senior Executive Service: Agencies With a Senior Executive Service Rotation Program
GGD-87-22FS: Published: Dec 3, 1986. Publicly Released: Dec 3, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the extent to which executive branch agencies have either established or plan to establish job rotation programs for members of the Senior Executive Service (SES).GAO contacted 63 agencies that had at least one career SES member as of March 31, 1986, and found that: (1) the Defense Contract Audit Agency, the Environmental Protection...
Civil Service Reform Act: Annual Report for Fiscal Year 1983
GGD-84-29: Published: Apr 25, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1984.
Pursuant to legislative requirements, GAO reported on the activities of the Office of Personnel Management, the Merit Systems Protection Board, and the Federal Labor Relations Authority.GAO noted that it has issued a number of separate reports on the significant activities of the three offices. GAO listed and described: (1) the reports issued in fiscal year 1983 on the actions of the three offices...
Federal White-Collar Special Rate Program
GGD-84-54: Published: Mar 30, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the special rate program for federal white-collar positions.Presently, about 2.6 percent of the federal white-collar work force under the General Schedule pay system are authorized rates of pay higher than the statutory pay rates. Although the number of positions with special rates increased from about 8,000 in fiscal year (FY) 1977 to 34,000 i...
Inclusion of Night Differential Pay in Establishing Rates of Basic Pay for Positions Converted from Wage Board to General Schedule
B-186977: Published: Nov 8, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1984.
No summary is currently available...
Streamlining the Federal Field Structure: Potential Opportunities, Barriers, and Actions That Can Be Taken
FPCD-80-4: Published: Aug 5, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1980.
At a time when the Federal Government is looking for ways to cut federal spending and achieve a balanced budget, every reasonable cost-cutting opportunity must be explored. GAO sees the Federal Government's "field structure" as a prime area for exploring ways of cutting costs and raising government productivity.Agencies can reduce unnecessary and duplicative overhead and support costs by: (1) cons...