Employee incentives (11 - 20 of 73 items)
Issues Related to Poor Performers in the Federal Workplace
GAO-05-812R: Published: Jun 29, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2005.
Many factors contribute to an organization's success in accomplishing its mission, but none more than the effective management and utilization of its greatest asset--its employees. A high-performing organization relies on a dynamic workforce with the requisite talents, multidisciplinary knowledge, and up-to-date skills to ensure that it is equipped to accomplish its mission and achieve its goals....
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...
Posthearing Questions Related to Succession Planning and Management
GAO-04-270R: Published: Nov 14, 2003. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2003.
The Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Civil Service and Agency Organization, House Committee on Government Reform, requested that GAO respond to follow-up questions subsequent to a hearing on "Human Capital Succession Planning."GAO reported that government agencies around the world are using succession planning and management to achieve a more diverse workforce, maintain their leadership capacity...
Human Capital: Building on the Current Momentum to Address High-Risk Issues
GAO-03-637T: Published: Apr 8, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 2003.
Federal employees represent the government's knowledge base, drive its capacity to perform, and define its character, and as such, are its greatest asset. The early years of the 21st century are proving to be a period of profound transition for our world, our country, and our government. In response, the federal government needs to engage in a comprehensive review, reassessment, reprioritization,...
Human Capital: Effective Use of Flexibilities Can Assist Agencies in Managing Their Workforces
GAO-03-2: Published: Dec 6, 2002. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 2002.
An essential element to acquiring, developing, and retaining high-quality federal employees is agencies' effective use of human capital flexibilities. These flexibilities represent the policies and practices that an agency has the authority to implement in managing its workforce. Congressional requesters asked GAO to provide information on agency and union officials' views about the most effective...
Foreign Languages: Workforce Planning Could Help Address Staffing and Proficiency Shortfalls
GAO-02-514T: Published: Mar 12, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 2002.
Federal agencies' foreign language needs have increased during the past decade because of increasing globalization and the changing security environment. At the same time, agencies have seen significant reductions-in-force and no-growth or limited-growth environments during the last decade. As a result, some agencies now confront an aging core of language-capable staff while recruiting and retaini...
Foreign Languages: Human Capital Approach Needed to Correct Staffing and Proficiency Shortfalls
GAO-02-375: Published: Jan 31, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 2002.
The changing security environment and the increasing globalization of the U.S. economy have significantly increased the need for federal employees with foreign language skills. GAO reviewed in detail the operations of the following four agencies: the Army, the State Department, the Department of Commerce's Foreign Commercial Service (FCS), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). These four...
Personnel Practices: Monetary Awards Provided to Political Appointees
GAO-01-1081R: Published: Sep 14, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 16, 2001.
The federal government runs an incentive awards program, consisting of monetary and nonmonetary awards, to recognize individual employees or teams for outstanding contributions that enhance government operations. Congress has placed prohibitions on cash awards to political appointees. Overall, 32 of the 46 agencies reported that 297 political appointees received 373 monetary awards from September...
Human Capital: Using Incentives to Motivate and Reward High Performance
T-GGD-00-118: Published: May 2, 2000. Publicly Released: May 2, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the role of incentive programs in motivating and rewarding federal employees to achieve high performance that supports agency missions and goals.GAO noted that: (1) federal agencies have broad statutory and regulatory authority to design and implement a variety of incentive programs, including monetary incentives (such as performance and other cas...
Employment and Buyout Incentives
GGD-96-168R: Published: Aug 22, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 22, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' use of employee buyout incentives, focusing on the number of federal employees who have received both an employment inventive and a buyout incentive or a commitment for a deferred buyout incentive. GAO noted that: (1) from January 1992 through September 1995, 52 federal employees in the eight agencies reviewed received both an emp...