Hiring policies (21 - 30 of 33 items)
Human Capital: Effective Use of Flexibilities Can Assist Agencies in Managing Their Workforces
GAO-03-2: Published: Dec 6, 2002. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 2002.
An essential element to acquiring, developing, and retaining high-quality federal employees is agencies' effective use of human capital flexibilities. These flexibilities represent the policies and practices that an agency has the authority to implement in managing its workforce. Congressional requesters asked GAO to provide information on agency and union officials' views about the most effective...
Federal Hiring: Reconciling Managerial Flexibility with Veterans' Preference
GGD-95-102: Published: Jun 16, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 16, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal hiring procedures, focusing on whether: (1) those procedures are working; and (2) hiring reform efforts address the needs of agencies and applicants.GAO found that: (1) the Department of Agriculture initiated a demonstration project to test the feasibility of providing managers more selection flexibility, the Office of Personnel Management...
Federal Hiring: Testing for Entry-Level Administrative Positions Falls Short of Expectations
GGD-94-103: Published: Mar 30, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Administrative Careers With America (ACWA) program, focusing on: (1) the extent to which ACWA is used in relation to other hiring methods; (2) federal agencies' perceptions about ACWA program effectiveness; and (3) whether the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) plans to change the ACWA program as a result of its low usage rate.GAO found that:...
The Public Service: Issues Confronting the Federal Civilian Workforce
GGD-93-53: Published: Mar 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) efforts to improve federal human resource management and the status of key open recommendations made to Congress, OPM, and other agencies.GAO found that: (1) during 1992, the Office of Government Ethics strengthened federal employees' financial disclosure and standards of conduct regulatio...
Federal Hiring: Does Veterans' Preference Need Updating?
GGD-92-52: Published: Mar 20, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined federal agencies' hiring and selection of veterans, focusing on: (1) whether the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and other agencies provide veterans points that can place them higher on hiring lists; and (2) why federal agencies are not hiring veterans receiving such points.GAO found that: (1) as of September 1990, veterans made up about 30 pe...
Personnel Practices: Details of Schedule C Employees to the White House
T-GGD-92-28: Published: Apr 9, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1992.
GAO discussed federal agencies' use of Schedule C appointment authority to hire employees and detail them to the White House. GAO noted that: (1) Schedule C positions are excepted from the competitive service, since the personnel in those positions either make policy or have a close and confidential working relationship with a key official; (2) some agencies, including the Department of Defense an...
Federal Workforce: Selected Sites Cannot Show Fair and Open Competition for Temporary Jobs
GGD-90-106: Published: Sep 5, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 9, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed six federal agencies' use of their authority to hire temporary employees without the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) approval, to determine whether: (1) selected agencies complied with merit selection requirements; and (2) those agencies made temporary appointments for appropriate reasons.GAO found that: (1) 11 agency installations reported...
Federal Recruiting and Hiring: Making Government Jobs Attractive to Prospective Employees
GGD-90-105: Published: Aug 22, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) major problems that federal agencies were having in recruiting and hiring qualified entry-level employees; and (2) effectiveness of Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and federal agency actions in addressing those problems.GAO found that: (1) noncompetitive starting pay, ranging from 4 percent to 49 percent behind private-sector salaries...
Trends in the Number of Strikes and Use of Permanent Strike Replacements in the 1980s
T-HRD-90-41: Published: Jun 13, 1990. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1990.
GAO discussed the practice of hiring permanent employees to replace striking workers, based on data it obtained from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service and on information it obtained through interviews with employers and union representatives. GAO noted that: (1) the number of strikes in the United States from 1980 through 1989 annually averaged 1,250, about half the annual average num...
Senior Executive Service: Data on Hard-To-Fill Vacancies Not Readily Available
GGD-89-72BR: Published: Apr 26, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) Senior Executive Service (SES) positions that remained vacant for at least 120 days; and (2) why agencies were unable to fill the vacancies sooner.GAO found that: (1) complete, accurate, and current data on governmentwide career SES vacancies were not readily available; (2) Office of Personnel Management data on SES vacancies in...