Human capital (21 - 30 of 43 items)
Human Capital: Greater Focus on Results in Telework Programs Needed
GAO-07-1002T: Published: Jun 12, 2007. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 2007.
Telework continues to receive attention within Congress and federal agencies as a human capital strategy that offers various flexibilities to both employers and employees, including the capacity to continue operations during emergency events, as well as benefits to society, such as decreased energy use and pollution. This statement highlights some of GAO's prior work on federal telework programs,...
Human Capital: Efforts to Enhance Diversity and Ensure a Fair and Inclusive Workplace at GAO
GAO-07-901T: Published: May 22, 2007. Publicly Released: May 22, 2007.
Vigorous enforcement of anti-discrimination laws remains an essential responsibility of government. Moreover, diversity in the federal government can be a key component for executing agency missions and achieving results. Not only is it the right thing to do, but an inclusive work environment can improve retention, reduce turnover, increase our ability to recruit, and improve overall organizationa...
Data on Hispanic Representation in the Federal Workforce
GAO-07-493R: Published: May 18, 2007. Publicly Released: May 18, 2007.
In August 2006, we reported to Congress on the results of our review, which Congress requested, of factors affecting Hispanic representation in the federal workforce and efforts being taken by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and other agencies related to Hispanic representation. We reported that EEOC and OPM require agencies to analyze thei...
Human Capital: Aligning Senior Executives' Performance with Organizational Results Is an Important Step Toward Governmentwide Transformation
GAO-06-1125T: Published: Sep 26, 2006. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 2006.
The government's senior executives need to lead the way in transforming their agencies' cultures. Credible performance management systems--those that align individual, team, and unit performance with organizational results--can help manage and direct this process. In past work, GAO found that the performance management systems for senior executives fell short in this regard. In November 2003, reco...
The Federal Workforce: Additional Insights Could Enhance Agency Efforts Related to Hispanic Representation
GAO-06-832: Published: Aug 17, 2006. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 2006.
Hispanic representation in the federal workforce has historically been lower than in the Civilian Labor Force (CLF). Understanding factors affecting representation is important to developing and maintaining a high-quality and inclusive workforce. In this report, GAO identifies and analyzes factors affecting Hispanic representation in the federal workforce, examines oversight roles of EEOC and OPM,...
Posthearing Questions Related to Assessing Progress in Human Capital Management
GAO-04-1072R: Published: Sep 3, 2004. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 2004.
On July 20, 2004, GAO testified before the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs on "Building the 21st Century Federal Workforce: Assessing Progress in Human Capital Management." This letter responds to committee members' request that GAO provide answers to follow-up questions.A key reason G...
Human Capital: Building on the Current Momentum to Transform the Federal Government
GAO-04-976T: Published: Jul 20, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 2004.
The federal government is in a period of profound transition, forcing agencies to transform their cultures to enhance performance, ensure accountability, and position the nation for the future. Strategic human capital management is at the center of this government transformation. Federal agencies will need the most effective human capital systems to succeed in their transformation efforts. At the...
Human Capital: Selected Agencies' Use of Alternative Service Delivery Options for Human Capital Activities
GAO-04-679: Published: Jun 25, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 2004.
Human capital offices have traditionally used alternative service delivery (ASD)--the use of other than internal staff to provide a service or to deliver a product--as a way to reduce costs for transaction-based services. GAO was asked to identify which human capital activities agencies were selecting for ASD, the reasons why, how they were managing the process, and some of the lessons they had le...
Posthearing Questions Related to Agencies' Implementation of the Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCO) Act
GAO-04-897R: Published: Jun 18, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 2004.
This letter responds to the request by the Chairwoman, Subcommittee on Civil Service and Agency Organization, House Committee on Government Reform that GAO provide answers to follow-up questions from recent hearing entitled "First Year on the Job: Chief Human Capital Officers."GAO has not identified any barriers or obstacles that would prevent the Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCO) Council from c...
Human Capital: Status of Efforts to Improve Federal Hiring
GAO-04-796T: Published: Jun 7, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 2004.
The executive branch hired nearly 95,000 new employees during fiscal year 2003. Improving the federal hiring process is critical given the increasing number of new hires expected in the next few years. In May 2003, GAO issued a report highlighting several key problems in the federal hiring process. That report concluded that the process needed improvement and included several recommendations to ad...