Civil service (11 - 20 of 28 items)
GAO Request for Additional SES Positions
126106: Apr 26, 1984
Testimony was given concerning a GAO request for additional Senior Executive Service (SES) positions and an increase in its authority to hire experts and consultants for periods not in excess of 3 years. GAO is requesting an additional 19 SES positions because, in some cases, its current management is insufficient to effectively manage the scope and complexity of GAO work. In the automatic data pr...
Civil Service Reform Act: Annual Report for Fiscal Year 1983
GGD-84-29: Published: Apr 25, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1984.
Pursuant to legislative requirements, GAO reported on the activities of the Office of Personnel Management, the Merit Systems Protection Board, and the Federal Labor Relations Authority.GAO noted that it has issued a number of separate reports on the significant activities of the three offices. GAO listed and described: (1) the reports issued in fiscal year 1983 on the actions of the three offices...
Estimated Federal Assistance to the District of Columbia for Fiscal Years 1970, 1971, and 1972
B-118638: Published: Mar 5, 1971. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 1982.
No summary is currently available...
Obstacles Hamper the Office of Personnel Management's Evaluation of the Implementation of the 1978 Civil Service Reform Act
FPCD-81-69: Published: Sep 14, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1981.
GAO completed a limited review of the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) 5-year strategy for evaluating the implementation and impact of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978. GAO identified problems which it believes could hamper the collection of data needed to evaluate the Act.GAO identified the following management and technical weaknesses which it believes warrant careful consideration by...
Streamlining the Federal Field Structure: Potential Opportunities, Barriers, and Actions That Can Be Taken
FPCD-80-4: Published: Aug 5, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1980.
At a time when the Federal Government is looking for ways to cut federal spending and achieve a balanced budget, every reasonable cost-cutting opportunity must be explored. GAO sees the Federal Government's "field structure" as a prime area for exploring ways of cutting costs and raising government productivity.Agencies can reduce unnecessary and duplicative overhead and support costs by: (1) cons...
Government Earns Low Marks on Proper Use of Consultants
FPCD-80-48: Published: Jun 5, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 5, 1980.
Over the past 20 years, GAO has issued more than 20 audit reports identifying the need for practically every major federal agency to manage its consulting services better. However, many of the same problems still exist. The proper use of consulting services is a normal, legitimate way to improve government services and operations, and agencies must continue to have the option to use them where app...
The Federal Labor Relations Authority: Its First Year in Operation
FPCD-80-40: Published: Apr 2, 1980. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 1980.
The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), an independent, bipartisan, and neutral third party for resolving labor-management relations disputes in the Federal Government, became a statutory agency on January 11, 1979, under the Civil Service Reform Act. The Act guarantees Federal employees the right to bargain collectively through their chosen representatives and established procedures for adj...
Accountability in Government--The Role GAO Plays
094336: Sep 22, 1979
No summary is currently available...
The Proper Use of Consultants, Experts, and Contractors
098113: Nov 15, 1978
An Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Bulletin provided guidelines concerning the use of consultants as well as a definition of consultant services to be used uniformly by all Federal agencies. These guidelines discuss how agencies are to make certain changes in reporting their use of consultants to the Civil Service Commission (CSC) and to a new contract data system. Within the next few months...
H.R. 12845, 95th Congress
106880: Aug 15, 1978
The primary objective of H.R. 12845 is greater independence of GAO from the executive branch. H.R. 12845 provides safeguards for the rights of employees and applicants and requires adherence to the principles of merit, equal employment opportunity, and veterans preference. By exempting GAO employees from certain civil service laws administered by the Civil Service Commission, the bill would provid...