Employee incentives (41 - 50 of 73 items)
Federal Personnel: Status of the Federal Employee Direct Corporate Ownership Opportunity Plan
GGD-89-49: Published: Apr 3, 1989. Publicly Released: May 8, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the proposed Federal Employee Direct Corporate Ownership Opportunity Plan (FED CO-OP) that would increase government contracting efforts, focusing on: (1) how FED CO-OP evolved; (2) FED CO-OP status; (3) the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) future plans for FED CO-OP; and (4) the beneficiaries of any remaining employee stoc...
Senior Executive Service: Data on Hard-To-Fill Vacancies Not Readily Available
GGD-89-72BR: Published: Apr 26, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) Senior Executive Service (SES) positions that remained vacant for at least 120 days; and (2) why agencies were unable to fill the vacancies sooner.GAO found that: (1) complete, accurate, and current data on governmentwide career SES vacancies were not readily available; (2) Office of Personnel Management data on SES vacancies in...
Federal ADP Personnel: Recruitment and Retention
IMTEC-89-12BR: Published: Feb 7, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the problems that federal personnel managers have in recruiting and retaining automatic data processing (ADP) personnel; and (2) Office of Personnel Management (OPM) programs that would help recruit and retain a high-quality ADP work force.GAO found that: (1) federal managers believed that noncompetitive wages, obsolete personnel classifica...
Managing Human Resources: Greater OPM Leadership Needed to Address Critical Challenges
GGD-89-19: Published: Jan 19, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 19, 1989.
GAO conducted a general management review of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), focusing on its leadership role in addressing governmentwide human resource problems.GAO found that: (1) the federal government has difficulty hiring, managing, and retaining quality staff; (2) such factors as lack of comparable pay with the private sector, a widespread negative image of federal service, and sho...
Managing for Performance in the Public Sector
140066: Jan 1, 1989
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 7, Fall 1989, describes some of the ways that organizational policies and incentives and personal skills can help federal managers to elicit high-quality performance from their staff, covering such areas as direct communication, objective evaluation, supportive listening, effective job-capability matches, supportive management, personnel trainin...
Reflections on CSRA's First Decade
138533: Jan 1, 1989
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 5, Spring 1989, presents a review of the extent to which enactment of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 has improved the federal personnel system. Major changes since the act's passage include: (1) elimination of the Civil Service Commission and splitting of its mission between the Office of Personnel Management and the Merit Systems Protecti...
The Not-So-Quiet Crisis: Paul Volcker on the Public Service
138540: Jan 1, 1989
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 5, Spring 1989, presents an interview with the voluntary chairman of the National Commission on the Public Service, intended to strengthen the role of public service in enhancing the effectiveness of government. The chairman believes that key civil service issues requiring attention include: (1) recognizing and rewarding the significant contribu...
Transition Series: The Public Service
OCG-89-2TR: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
GAO summarized issues concerning the federal government's need for highly qualified personnel to carry out federal programs and to achieve results.GAO noted that: (1) the negative image of public service presents a major barrier to attracting and retaining staff; (2) the breakdown of the federal government's pay structure has resulted in increased personnel attrition rates and a decrease in federa...
Federal Workforce: Overtime Pay Practices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
GGD-88-94: Published: Jun 13, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the use of overtime pay at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to determine the: (1) amount of money FBI spent on overtime over the last 10 years, including administratively uncontrollable overtime (AUO) paid to special agents; (2) types and adequacy of documentation for overtime use; (3) possible use of overtime as a salary supplement; (4...
Senior Executive Service: Reasons the Candidate Development Program Has Not Produced More SES Appointees
GGD-88-47: Published: Apr 20, 1988. Publicly Released: May 24, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined why federal agencies did not more frequently use the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Candidate Development Program (CDP) when making Senior Executive Service (SES) appointments, focusing on the: (1) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); (2) Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); (3) Department of Agriculture (USDA); (4) Department o...