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DOD Civilian and Contractor Workforces: Additional Cost Savings Data and Efficiencies Plan Are Needed
GAO-17-128: Published: Oct 12, 2016. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 2016.
The Department of Defense (DOD) did not report all required data on military, civilian, and contracted services workforces in its February 2016 report that would demonstrate savings, as required by section 955 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, and it estimates that by FY 2017 it will meet savings for the civilian workforce but not for contracted services....
Federal Telework: Better Guidance Could Help Agencies Calculate Benefits and Costs
GAO-16-551: Published: Jul 15, 2016. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2016.
Benefits associated with telework programs include continuity of operations and reduced employee absences, based on GAO's literature review and the experiences of six selected agencies. The benefits most frequently cited by the selected agencies—the Department of Transportation (DOT), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), General Services Administra...
U.S. Postal Service: Status of Workforce Reductions and Related Planning Efforts
GAO-15-43: Published: Nov 13, 2014. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 2014.
From fiscal years 2006 through 2013, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) decreased the size of its workforce and the number of employee work hours through retirements, attrition, and initiatives to streamline its operations. According to USPS's data, its workforce declined during this period from approximately 796,000 to 618,000 employees, or by about 22 percent. The total number of work hours also dec...
DHS Training: Improved Documentation, Resource Tracking, and Performance Measurement Could Strengthen Efforts
GAO-14-688: Published: Sep 10, 2014. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 2014.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has processes to evaluate training, track resources, and assess leader development. However, various actions could better position the department to maximize the impact of its training efforts.Training evaluation: All five DHS components in GAO's review—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the U.S. Coast Guard, t...
Federal Telework: Office of Personnel Management's 2012 Telework Report Shows Opportunities for Improvement
GAO-13-298R: Published: Jun 28, 2013. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 2013.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) partially reported on two of the seven reporting requirements of the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010, but did not report agency information for the five remaining requirements. This was because insufficient time had elapsed for all requirements of the act to be fully implemented and because agencies appeared to face challenges in measuring outcomes for som...
DOD Civilian Workforce: Observations on DOD's Efforts to Plan for Civilian Workforce Requirements
GAO-12-962T: Published: Jul 26, 2012. Publicly Released: Jul 26, 2012.
Prior Department of Defense (DOD) civilian workforce downsizing efforts in the 1990s were not oriented toward shaping the makeup of the workforce, resulting in significant imbalances in terms of shape, skills, and retirement eligibility. Specifically, in a series of reviews GAO found that DODs efforts in the 1990s to reduce its federal civilian workforce to levels below that of 1987 were ham...
Nuclear Security: DOE Needs to Address Protective Forces' Personnel System Issues
GAO-10-275: Published: Jan 29, 2010. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 2010.
The September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks raised concerns about the security of Department of Energy's (DOE) sites with weapons-grade nuclear material, known as Category I Special Nuclear Material (SNM). To better protect these sites against attacks, DOE has sought to transform its protective forces protecting SNM into a Tactical Response Force (TRF) with training and capabilities similar to the U...
Federal Workforce: Low Activity in Awards Program for Cost Savings Disclosures
GGD-88-22: Published: Dec 18, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1987.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed six agencies' policies, procedures, and practices in implementing the Inspectors General (IG) Cash Award Program for Cost Savings Disclosures, which rewards federal employees and military personnel whose disclosures of fraud, waste, or mismanagement result in cost savings to the government.GAO found that: (1) most IG disagreed with the use of a c...
Closing the Department of Labor's Brooklyn Wage and Hour Area Office
HRD-84-85: Published: Aug 21, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the effects on worker protection of the closing of the Employment Standards Administration's (ESA) wage and hour area office in Brooklyn, New York.The ESA Wage and Hour Division investigates firms to determine their compliance with various labor acts and has the authority to investigate and gather data on wages, hours, and other employment conditio...
Executive Agencies' Employee Cash Awards Program for Disclosure of Fraud, Waste, or Mismanagement
GGD-84-74: Published: May 8, 1984. Publicly Released: May 8, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported the results of its review of 17 executive agencies' implementation of the employee cash awards program for disclosing fraud, waste, or mismanagement. The review was made to: (1) determine the status of the implementation of the awards program; and (2) assess the reasonableness of cost savings claimed for awards made under the program.As of Febru...