Civil service (11 - 20 of 128 items)
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...
The Public Service: Issues Confronting the Federal Civilian Workforce
GGD-94-157: Published: Aug 25, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed 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) since 1991, OPM has made significant improvements in federal human resource management; (2) in response to the 1991 recommendations, OPM provided g...
Alternative Work Schedules: Many Agencies Do Not Allow Employees the Full Flexibility Permitted by Law
GGD-94-55: Published: Mar 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1994.
GAO reviewed selected federal agencies' authorization of alternative work schedules (AWS) for their employees, focusing on the reasons AWS are not more readily available to federal employees.GAO found that: (1) authorizing legislation permits but does not require federal agencies to institute AWS programs; (2) agencies' headquarters promulgate general AWS policies that vary widely and generally do...
Safety Board Title 5 Exemption
GGD-93-36R: Published: Apr 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board's use of its exempt status for classification, hiring, and pay for its technical staff. GAO noted that the: (1) Safety Board has judiciously used its authority, and there is no basis for discontinuing its exemption; (2) technical staff's pay rates generally conform with General Schedule and senior level pay rates; and (3) Safety Board has im...
Personnel Practices: Career Appointments Granted Political Appointees From Jan. Through Nov. 1992
GGD-93-49FS: Published: Jan 22, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the conversion of appointees in noncareer political positions to career appointments, focusing on the number of conversions from January 1 to November 30, 1992.GAO found that: (1) the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) processed and approved the conversion of 13 noncareer political appointees, of which 9 were career GS/GM appointments and 4 were...
Federal Personnel Management: OPM Reliance on Agency Oversight of Personnel System Not Fully Justified
GGD-93-24: Published: Dec 8, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on whether the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) should rely on agency personnel management evaluations (PME) as the primary method for personnel program effectiveness and compliance oversight.GAO found that: (1) because of reduced staffing levels and resources, OPM increasingly relied on agencies and PME to oversee the civil service...
Personnel Practices: Schedule C and Other Details to the Executive Office of the President
GGD-93-14: Published: Nov 6, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the detailing of executive agency employees by Cabinet-level departments and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to Executive Office of the President (EOP) agencies, to determine: (1) agency compliance with appropriation act requirements; (2) compliance with reimbursement requirements for details over 180 days in a fiscal year; (3) the extent...
The Public Service
OCG-93-7TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized issues relating to the need to acquire and retain a competent and motivated federal work force.GAO noted that: (1) to attract and retain a high-quality work force, the government must sustain the initiatives begun in the last 4 years and respond to other emerging issues; (2) federal managers do not always have the flexibility, systems, or process...
Senior Executive Service: Opinions About the Federal Work Environment
GGD-92-63: Published: May 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the working relationships between career executives and political appointees within the Senior Executive Service, focusing on whether changes or improvements were necessary.GAO found that: (1) in general, career executives and political appointees had similar opinions and were satisfied with many aspects of their work environment; (2) aspects that...
Federal Recruiting: College Placement Officials' Views of the Government's Campus Outreach Efforts
GGD-92-48BR: Published: Jan 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the results of a survey of federal agency recruiting activities at selected colleges and universities.GAO found that: (1) 35 placement officials reported that graduating seniors were either very or generally interested in meeting with federal recruiters; (2) 5 of those 35 placement officials added that some students were only interes...