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Questions for the Record Regarding the Department of Defense's National Security Personnel System
GAO-05-770R: Published: May 31, 2005. Publicly Released: May 31, 2005.
GAO appeared before the Senate Committee on Armed Services on April 14, 2005, to discuss the Department of Defense's (DOD) implementation of the National Security Personnel System (NSPS). This letter responds to questions for the record.GAO commented on "flashpoints" raised by the American Federation of Government Employees regarding collective bargaining rights, an internal board to hear labor-ma...
DOD Personnel: Documentation of the Army's Civilian Workforce-Planning Model Needed to Enhance Credibility
GAO-03-1046: Published: Aug 22, 2003. Publicly Released: Aug 22, 2003.
Between fiscal years 1989 and 2002, the Department of Defense (DOD) reduced its civilian workforce by about 38 percent, with little attention to shaping or specifically sizing this workforce for the future. As a result, the civilian workforce is imbalanced in terms of the shape, skills, and experience needed by the department. DOD is taking steps to transform its civilian workforce. To assist with...
Human Capital: Strategic Approach Should Guide DOD Civilian Workforce Management
T-GGD/NSIAD-00-120: Published: Mar 9, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed civilian personnel downsizing in the Department of Defense (DOD) and a framework that could be useful for approaching its human capital management challenges in the future.GAO noted that: (1) DOD has undergone a very significant downsizing of its civilian workforce; (2) this downsizing is expected to continue through the first half of this decade,...
Acquisition Management: Workforce Reductions and Contractor Oversight
NSIAD-98-127: Published: Jul 31, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 31, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) compared the workforce reductions taken in the Department of Defense's (DOD) acquisition organizations from fiscal year (FY) 1993 through FY 1997 with the reductions taken in DOD's overall workforce during that timeframe; and (2) identified initiatives the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) and the Defense Contract Management Command (DCMC) have take...
Defense Acquisition Organizations: Status of Workforce Reductions
NSIAD-98-161: Published: Jun 29, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) acquisition workforce reductions, focusing on: (1) DOD's progress in reducing its workforce in acquisition organizations by 25 percent; (2) the potential savings associated with these personnel reductions; (3) the status of DOD efforts to redefine its acquisition workforce; and (4) DOD's efforts to consolidate and...
The Public Service: Veterans' Preference in Hiring and Reductions-in-Force
T-GGD-98-88: Published: Mar 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1998.
GAO discussed the work its done on veterans' hiring preference and on reductions-in-force (RIF) at selected military installations and at the United States Geological Survey (USGS).GAO noted that: (1) preference-eligible veterans represent a larger portion of the federal workforce than veterans do of the civilian workforce; (2) from 1993 through 1997, veterans with preference represented about 21...
Issues on the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Commissioned Corps
GGD-98-35R: Published: Dec 2, 1997. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided further information regarding the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Corps plans to civilianize its Commissioned Corps.GAO noted that: (1) Since no further work was done after its 1996 report, GAO does not know whether any updated Department of Defense (DOD) mobilization plans envision a role for the NOAA Corps; (2) GAO...
Federal Downsizing: Buyouts at the Farm Service Agency
GGD-97-133: Published: Jul 23, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 29, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed voluntary separation incentives or "buyouts" at the Farm Service Agency (FSA), focusing on: (1) whether FSA's fiscal year (FY) 1997 buyout program was planned in accordance with legal requirements; (2) whether the decision to grant buyouts was based on a well-supported cost and savings analysis; and (3) the results of the FY 1997 buyouts, including...
Defense Acquisition Organizations: Linking Workforce Reductions with Better Program Outcomes
T-NSIAD-97-140: Published: Apr 8, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1997.
GAO discussed issues associated with the acquisition workforce and acquisition process of the Department of Defense (DOD), focusing on: (1) the reasons why reducing infrastructure will be a complex and challenging undertaking; and (2) DOD's plan to reduce and restructure its acquisition workforce.GAO noted that: (1) there is no agreed-upon definition of what constitutes the acquisition workforce;...
Ex-Im Bank's Retention Allowance Program
GGD-97-37R: Published: Feb 19, 1997. Publicly Released: Feb 19, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Export-Import Bank's (Eximbank) noncompliance with statutory and regulatory requirements in awarding retention allowances to its employees, focusing on: (1) the number and dollar value of illegally awarded allowances; (2) what actions the Chief Operating Officer (COO) took in response to GAO's and the Office of Personnel Manageme...