Civil service (41 - 50 of 128 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 Employees: Appointees Converted to Career Positions, January Through September 1987
GGD-88-31FS: Published: Jan 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 29, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided statistical information regarding 60 executive branch departments' and agencies' conversions of noncareer appointees to career positions from January 1 through September 30, 1987. GAO also examined the number of career appointments made on the basis of employment: (1) in the Office of the President or Vice President; (2) on the White House staff; a...
Federal Workforce: Data on Training Received by Agency Executives, Managers, and Supervisors
GGD-88-18FS: Published: Nov 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO summarized Office of Personnel Management (OPM) information on short-term training that federal executives, managers, and supervisors receive.GAO found that OPM: (1) abolished the Civil Service Commission's training requirements in an effort to delegate more authority to the agencies regarding the content and timing of executive training; (2) established...
Federal Employee Suggestion Program
T-GGD-88-4: Published: Nov 4, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 1987.
GAO discussed the implementation and effectiveness of federal employee suggestion programs, focusing on such programs in the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of State, and the Architect of the Capitol. GAO noted that: (1) the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was responsible for issuing regulations to carry out such programs; (2) 36 agencies reported achieving tangible benefits of about...
Federal Workforce: Pay, Recruitment, and Retention of Federal Employees
GGD-87-37: Published: Feb 10, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the effects of the pay disparity between the federal government and the private sector by examining: (1) attrition rates and recruiting difficulties in the federal scientific and engineering community; (2) attrition rates in other occupations; and (3) federal recruitment problems in general.GAO found that: (1) Congress introduced...
Pay for Performance: Implementation of the Performance Management and Recognition System
GGD-87-28: Published: Jan 21, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) five federal agencies' transition from merit pay to the Performance Management and Recognition System (PMRS); (2) how PMRS addressed the problems identified with merit pay; (3) the problems that still exist under PMRS; (4) the pay increases and performance awards PMRS employees received in fiscal year 1985; and (5) selected e...
DOD Revolving Door: Relationships Between Work at DOD and Post-DOD Employment
NSIAD-86-180BR: Published: Jul 31, 1986. Publicly Released: Sep 2, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO obtained information on: (1) the extent to which former Department of Defense (DOD) personnel go to work for defense contractors on the same programs as they had worked on at DOD; (2) the extent to which the DOD-related responsibilities of former DOD personnel could have affected defense contractors; and (3) the extent of work-related communication betwe...
Senior Executive Service: Agencies' Use of the Candidate Development Program
GGD-86-93: Published: Jul 14, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on governmentwide utilization of the Candidate Development Program (CDP) to fill the government's available Senior Executive Service (SES) positions.GAO found that: (1) during fiscal years 1982 to 1984, 87 percent of the individuals appointed to career positions had not participated in CDP; (2) the number of candidates selected annually to parti...
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...
[Comments on Interior's Application of OMB Circular A-76]
B-215847: Published: Nov 26, 1985. Publicly Released: Jun 3, 1986.
GAO addressed issues pertaining to the minimum wage rates paid to federal employees at the Hoover Dam and the effect of dam employees' wage rates on the possibility of contracting for services at the Hoover Dam pursuant to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-76. GAO determined that: (1) the Bureau of Reclamation negotiates dam employees' wage rates annually with their union; (2) in 19...