Personnel recruiting (21 - 30 of 33 items)
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)...
Federal Workforce: Pay, Recruitment, and Retention of Federal Employees
GGD-87-37: Published: Feb 10, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the effects of the pay disparity between the federal government and the private sector by examining: (1) attrition rates and recruiting difficulties in the federal scientific and engineering community; (2) attrition rates in other occupations; and (3) federal recruitment problems in general.GAO found that: (1) Congress introduced...
Federal Pay and Personnel Systems
129767: Apr 30, 1986
Testimony was given on three senate bills concerning pay and personnel systems. GAO found that: (1) fiscal year 1986 marked the 8th year in which the President and Congress adopted alternative pay rates for white-collar employees and, as a result, General Schedule salaries have dropped significantly compared to salaries in the private sector; (2) the value of white-collar employees' federal retire...
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...
Reimbursement of Federal Employee's Salaries and Benefits by Saudi Arabia
ID-83-4: Published: Oct 21, 1982. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 1982.
The U.S. Government has approximately 1,500 employees working either in Saudi Arabia or in support positions in the United States whose salaries and benefits are being reimbursed by the Saudi Arabian Government. GAO reported on the scope of the overall programs, the working relationship of the federal employees to Saudi personnel, and the perceptions of U.S. employees.Federal employees who are inv...
Special Pay and Benefits Granted to Select Groups of General Schedule Employees
FPCD-82-47: Published: Sep 29, 1982. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO identified special pay or benefits which Congress has granted to air traffic controllers and other groups of Federal employees.The major special pay and benefits granted to select General Schedule employees are: (1) higher minimum rates of pay for certain occupations where private industry rates are substantially above the statutory Federal pay rates and...
117012: Dec 9, 1981
Comments were presented on H.R. 5038. According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), this bill was proposed to assist in the efforts to rebuild the air traffic control system. Parts of the bill are also intended to fulfill a commitment FAA says it made to working controllers who have kept the air traffic control system operating. The bill, if enacted, would establish special pay different...
Civil Service Reform After Two Years: Some Initial Problems Resolved but Serious Concerns Remain
FPCD-82-1: Published: Nov 10, 1981. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1981.
The Civil Service Reform Act requires GAO to submit annual reports to the President and Congress on significant activities of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Merit Sytems Protection Board (MSPB), including the Office of the Special Counsel. In addition, GAO was asked to include the activities of the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) in its reports.The startup and transition...
An Integrated Approach to Human Resources Management
115196: Jan 1, 1981
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 16, Issue 2, Spring 1981. In 1980, GAO began operating an independent personnel system which removed it from most Office of Personnel Management regulations. This independence, combined with a continually expanding congressional mandate, a changing work force, legal constraints on employment practices, and improvements in personnel management technolog...
Extending H.R. 3564 and H.R. 4949 to Federal Examining
110546: Oct 10, 1979
The goal of the Federal employment programs is to hire qualified individuals based on merit principles giving everyone an equal opportunity to compete for a job. To achieve this goal various examining procedures have been designed to help assure that the most competent and productive people are employed. GAO supports the intent of both H.R. 3564 and 4949 with respect to improving the quality and a...