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Posthearing Questions Related to Strategic Human Capital Management
GAO-03-779R: Published: May 22, 2003. Publicly Released: May 22, 2003.
On April 8, GAO testified before the Subcommittee on Civil Service and Agency Reform, House Committee on Government Reform and the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs at a hearing on "The Human Capital Challenge: Offering Solutions and Delivering Results". This letter responds to requests...
Posthearing Questions Related to Pay for Performance
GAO-03-793R: Published: May 19, 2003. Publicly Released: May 19, 2003.
On April 1, we testified before the Subcommittee on Civil Service and Agency Organization, House Committee on Government Reform at a hearing on "Compensation Reform: How Should the Federal Government Pay Its Employees?" This letter responds to a request that we provide answers to follow-up questions from the hearing.Specifically, we outlined points that could provide a starting point for developin...
Results-Oriented Cultures: Creating a Clear Linkage between Individual Performance and Organizational Success
GAO-03-488: Published: Mar 14, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 2003.
The federal government is in a period of profound transition and faces an array of challenges and opportunities to enhance performance, ensure accountability, and position the nation for the future. High-performing organizations have found that to successfully transform themselves, they must often fundamentally change their cultures so that they are more results-oriented, customer-focused, and col...
Post-Hearing Questions Related to Federal Human Capital Issues
GAO-02-719R: Published: May 10, 2002. Publicly Released: May 10, 2002.
This letter answers several questions that arose from a recent GAO testimony (GAO-02-528T) on human capital management. GAO discusses (1) early retirement and early separation incentives, (2) expanded management flexibilities, (3) federal financial management, (4) hiring processes, (5) what federal managers must do to motivate and empower their employees, and (6) what the federal government must d...
Securities And Exchange Commission: Human Capital Challenges Require Management Attention
GAO-01-947: Published: Sep 17, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 2001.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) human capital management practices have been shaped largely by a growing staffing crisis that threatens to undermine the agency's ability to carry out its mission. GAO surveyed current and former SEC attorneys, accountants, and examiners to determine what factors influenced turnover, satisfaction, and morale among SEC staff. GAO found that inade...
Summary of Reinsurance Activities and Rating Actions Tied to Selected Insurers Involved in the Failed 'Unicover' Venture
GAO-01-977R: Published: Aug 24, 2001. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 2001.
Workers' compensation "occupational accident" policies were brought to the reinsurance market by Unicover Managers, Inc., a reinsurance pool manager and intermediary. Reinsurance is the acceptance by one insurance company of a portion of the risk or claims loss underwritten by another insurance company for a share of the premium to support that risk. In a reinsurance pool arrangement, several rein...
Veterans' Benefits: Quality Assurance for Disability Claims Processing
GAO-01-930R: Published: Aug 23, 2001. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 2001.
Congress, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and veterans service organizations have all raised concerns about the accuracy of claims processing in the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA). In 1998, VBA launched its systematic technical accuracy review (STAR) system to better measure the accuracy of claims processing. The system determines accuracy rates for (1) the nation as a whole, (2) each...
Personnel Practices: Reimbursable Interagency Details
GGD-99-178R: Published: Sep 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1999.
GAO identified weaknesses in the Navy's personnel practices.GAO noted that: (1) in connection with GAO's recent review of the personnel practices of the Small Business Administration (SBA), GAO found that several agencies, including the Navy, had detailed employees to SBA on a reimbursable basis but had not billed SBA for reimbursement; (2) according to an Interagency Agreement signed by officials...
Federal Workforce: Payroll and Human Capital Changes During Downsizing
GGD-99-57: Published: Aug 13, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 13, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the factors causing the federal payroll to increase while the number of federal employees decreased during downsizing, focusing on the extent to which each major factor contributed to the increase in the federal payroll during fiscal years (FY) 1993 through 1997.GAO noted that: (1) between the beginning of FY 1993 and the end of FY 1...
Personnel Practices: Reimbursable Interagency Details
GGD-99-172R: Published: Aug 24, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1999.
GAO identified weaknesses in the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) personnel practices.GAO noted that: (1) several agencies, including EPA, had detailed employees to the Small Business Administration (SBA) on a reimbursable basis but had not billed SBA for reimbursement; (2) according to an interagency agreement signed by officials of SBA and EPA, an employee from EPA was detailed to SBA on...