Personnel management (41 - 50 of 137 items)
TVA Management: Information on Compensation for Top Managers
RCED-89-137BR: Published: May 17, 1989. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the levels and types of compensation the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) provided its top management employees and its authority for making additional compensation payments.GAO found that: (1) supplemental compensation or relocation incentive payments used to circumvent TVA salary limitations were improper; (2) TVA used its supplemental compensati...
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...
Managing Human Resources: Greater OPM Leadership Needed to Address Critical Challenges
GGD-89-19: Published: Jan 19, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 19, 1989.
GAO conducted a general management review of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), focusing on its leadership role in addressing governmentwide human resource problems.GAO found that: (1) the federal government has difficulty hiring, managing, and retaining quality staff; (2) such factors as lack of comparable pay with the private sector, a widespread negative image of federal service, and sho...
Transition Series: The Public Service
OCG-89-2TR: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
GAO summarized issues concerning the federal government's need for highly qualified personnel to carry out federal programs and to achieve results.GAO noted that: (1) the negative image of public service presents a major barrier to attracting and retaining staff; (2) the breakdown of the federal government's pay structure has resulted in increased personnel attrition rates and a decrease in federa...
Senior Executive Service: Executives' Perspectives on Their Federal Service
GGD-88-109FS: Published: Jul 20, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Senior Executive Service (SES) career members' characteristics, career plans, and opinions regarding their federal service to determine why federal agencies were having increasing difficulty in maintaining high-quality career SES staff.GAO found that: (1) most of the SES respondents were satisfied with some aspects of their jobs,...
Air Force Pilots: U.S. Air Force Requirements, Inventory, and Related Data
NSIAD-88-163: Published: Jun 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided Air Force pilot requirements and inventory data for use in evaluating future proposals to enhance pilot compensation.GAO found that: (1) the Air Force authorized 23,300 pilot positions and assigned 23,358 pilots, as of December 31, 1987; (2) updated estimates showed a shortage of about 2,000 pilots for fiscal year (FY) 1992; (3) the Air Force usual...
Federal Workforce: Information on the National Bureau of Standards Personnel Demonstration Project
GGD-88-59FS: Published: Apr 5, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) efforts to implement its Personnel Demonstration Project.GAO found that: (1) NBS has historically had difficulties in recruiting scientists or engineers because of salary limitations; (2) in 1987, NBS experienced a turnover rate of 4.7 percent among its research and scientific staffs; and (3)...
Military Compensation: Comparison With Federal Civil Service Compensation
NSIAD-88-67BR: Published: Nov 19, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 19, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO compared military and federal civil service compensation to assess: (1) retirement and health benefits by age, gender, and level of education; (2) military personnel payment of state income taxes; and (3) the pay, allowance, and benefits that military service members receive.GAO found that: (1) total military compensation exceeded total civil service com...
H.R. 3132--Federal Pay Reform Act of 1987
T-GGD-88-5: Published: Oct 20, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 20, 1987.
GAO commented on the proposed Federal Pay Reform Act of 1987, which would establish a: (1) 13-member Federal Compensation Board to design, implement, and oversee 5 to 10 demonstration projects for alternative pay and personnel systems, modification of the pay-setting process, and expansion of agency authority to set rates and approve allowances and expenses for certain retiring federal employees;...
Personnel Practices: Use of Consultants and Experts in the Immediate Office of the Secretary, HHS
GGD-87-49BR: Published: Mar 18, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the use of consultants and experts in the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of the Secretary during a former Secretary's tenure.GAO found that of the 32 consultants and experts HHS employed during the former Secretary's tenure, 16 had not held previous positions in the Office of the Secretary; however, the others either: (1) hel...