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Human Capital: Diversity in the Federal SES and Senior Levels of the U.S. Postal Service and Processes for Selecting New Executives
GAO-08-609T: Published: Apr 3, 2008. Publicly Released: Apr 3, 2008.
A diverse Senior Executive Service (SES), which generally represents the most experienced segment of the federal workforce, can be an organizational strength by bringing a wider variety of perspectives and approaches to policy development and decision making. In January 2003, GAO provided data on the diversity of career SES members as of October 2000 (GAO-03-34). In March 2000, GAO reported simila...
Defense Contracting: Army Case Study Delineates Concerns with Use of Contractors as Contract Specialists
GAO-08-360: Published: Mar 26, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 2008.
In 2007, the Department of Defense (DOD) paid contractors $158.3 billion for a range of services, including contract specialists. To better understand the use of contractors in this role, GAO initiated a case study, under the authority of the Comptroller General, at the Army Contracting Agency's (ACA) Contracting Center of Excellence (CCE). GAO determined (1) the extent to which and why CCE relies...
U.S. Government Accountability Office: Human Capital Initiatives and Additional Legislative Authorities
GAO-08-573T: Published: Mar 13, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 2008.
Today's testimony discusses several important topics: (1) provisions of H.R. 3268, the GAO Act, that would bolster our ability to attract and retain a highly skilled and diverse workforce needed to serve the Congress and provide for operational improvements and administrative efficiencies; (2) steps we are taking to establish and maintain a constructive working relationship with the GAO Employees...
Defense Contracting: Additional Personal Conflict of Interest Safeguards Needed for Certain DOD Contractor Employees
GAO-08-169: Published: Mar 7, 2008. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 2008.
Many defense contractor employees work side-by-side with federal employees in Department of Defense (DOD) facilities performing substantially the same tasks affecting billions in DOD spending. Given concerns with protecting the integrity of DOD operations, GAO was asked to assess (1) how many contractor employees work in DOD offices and what type of mission-critical contracted services they perfor...
Human Capital: Telework Programs Need Clear Goals and Reliable Data
GAO-08-261T: Published: Nov 6, 2007. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 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. Increasingly recognized as an important means to achieving a number of federal goals, telework offers greater capability to continue operations during emergency events, as well as affording environmental, energy, and other benef...
Office of Personnel Management: Opportunities Exist to Build on Recent Progress in Internal Human Capital Capacity
GAO-08-11: Published: Oct 31, 2007. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2007.
Given the importance of the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) role in managing the nation's federal workforce, GAO assessed OPM's internal capacity for human capital management. This report--the third in the series--extends prior work and (1) looks at the extent to which OPM has addressed key internal human capital management issues identified by examining employee responses to the 2004 and 2...
Department of State: Human Capital Strategy Does Not Recognize Foreign Assistance Responsibilities
GAO-07-1153: Published: Sep 28, 2007. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2007.
The Secretary of State has made foreign assistance a pillar of the department's Transformational Diplomacy Initiative and has sought better policy coordination, planning, and oversight by establishing a Director of Foreign Assistance (F Bureau). Even though the U.S. Agency for International Development has been the principal agency for development and humanitarian aid, the Department of State (Sta...
Human Capital: Bonuses to Senior Executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs
GAO-07-985T: Published: Jun 12, 2007. Publicly Released: Jun 12, 2007.
Key practices of effective performance management for the Senior Executive Service (SES) include the linkage or "line of sight" between individual performance and organizational success, the importance of linking pay to individual and organizational performance, and the need to make meaningful distinctions in performance. GAO identified certain principles for executive pay plans that should be con...
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: Diversity in the Federal SES and the Senior Levels of the U.S. Postal Service
GAO-07-838T: Published: May 10, 2007. Publicly Released: May 10, 2007.
The Senior Executive Service (SES) generally represents the most experienced and senior segment of the federal workforce. Having a diverse SES corps can be an organizational strength that contributes to the achievement of results by bringing a wider variety of perspectives and approaches to bear on policy development and implementation, strategic planning, problem solving, and decision making. In...