Personnel management (81 - 90 of 108 items)
Strong Leadership Needed To Revitalize Public Service
T-GGD-88-21: Published: Mar 24, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1988.
GAO discussed the quality of human resource management in the federal work force. GAO noted that federal agencies: (1) need strong, consistent, high-quality leadership to function effectively; (2) must overcome difficult obstacles such as noncompetitive pay, a poor public image, and an inflexible personnel system; (3) should have fewer political appointees and more frequently reward and recognize...
Federal Workforce: OPM's Approach for Conducting Personnel Management Evaluations
GGD-88-11: Published: Nov 4, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) method for evaluating federal agencies' personnel management practices, focusing on: (1) why and how OPM changed its personnel management approach; (2) whether the revised approach is consistent with OPM responsibilities under the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978; (3) the implementation status of the revis...
Federal Workforce: Information on Employee Benefits
GGD-87-112FS: Published: Sep 3, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined how well federal agencies meet their employees' needs for information on the various benefit programs in the federal compensation package.GAO found that: (1) of the 23 federal agencies it surveyed, four large and six small agencies provided personalized benefits statements to their employees; (2) although the Federal Personnel Manual contains th...
Personnel Practices: Use of Consultants and Experts in the Immediate Office of the Secretary, HHS
GGD-87-49BR: Published: Mar 18, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the use of consultants and experts in the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office of the Secretary during a former Secretary's tenure.GAO found that of the 32 consultants and experts HHS employed during the former Secretary's tenure, 16 had not held previous positions in the Office of the Secretary; however, the others either: (1) hel...
Senior Executive Service: Investigating Distinguished Rank Award Nominees
GGD-86-86BR: Published: Jun 19, 1986. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) policy of charging agencies a fee to investigate senior executives agencies nominate for a distinguished rank award under the Presidential Rank Awards Program.GAO noted that up to 6 percent of Senior Executive Service (SES) executives may receive rank awards each year. GAO found that OPM: (1...
Information on Internal EEO Activities at Selected Federal Agencies
GGD-85-62: Published: Jun 14, 1985. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed information on civil rights activities submitted by a variety of federal agencies to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for fiscal years 1981 and 1984.GAO obtained information on internal equal employment opportunity (EEO) office activities at the agencies including components dealing with complaint processing, policy development, legal a...
Improving the Management of the Federal Government
125264: Sep 19, 1984
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed current government management improvement efforts and past management reforms, and it focused on two key management areas: human resources and management support systems. The administration has devoted substantial energies to improve management by various means and has recently broadened its efforts to by initiating a long-range program aimed at i...
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...
Flexible and Compressed Work Schedules for Federal Employees
B-179810: Published: Mar 23, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1983.
This document discusses potential legislation authorizing Federal agencies to experiment with flexible and compressed work schedules for employees. GAO recognized that certain employees and labor organizations would be concerned that some potential would exist for management to use new work schedules to avoid payment of overtime. GAO was of the opinion that the draft bill contained sufficient safe...