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An Assessment of the Impact of the Senior Executive Service
122776: Nov 7, 1983
In response to a congressional request, an overall assessment of the Senior Executive Service (SES) established by the Civil Service Reform Act was presented. The SES program was designed to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and responsiveness of Government operations and to: (1) hold executives accountable for Government operations; (2) base executive compensation, retention, and tenure on e...
Actions Needed To Enhance the Credibility of Senior Executive Service Performance Award Programs
FPCD-81-65: Published: Sep 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1981.
GAO reviewed the Senior Executive Service (SES) performance and rank awards paid as of June 1981. The objectives of the review were to: (1) gather statistical data on performance and rank awards to determine if agencies were in compliance with the law and with the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) guidance, (2) assess the validity and effectiveness of methods and criteria that agencies use in...
Managing Human Resources for Increased Productivity
115035: Apr 28, 1981
The Civil Service Reform Act is clearly the most important reform of the Federal civil service system in nearly a century. The reforms are based on sound principles intended to maximize the productivity of Federal workers at all levels of Government. The goals of the Act are to provide a competent, honest, and productive Federal work force; provide a work force reflective of the Nation's diversity...
Ways To Improve Federal Management and Use of Productivity Based Reward Systems
FPCD-81-24: Published: Dec 31, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1980.
GAO studied the concept of reward systems based on productivity standards to identify ways by which federal work-force productivity can be improved.GAO found that: (1) productivity-based reward systems have had positive effects on productivity in certain work situations, and there seems to be potential for greater use of the concept in the federal government; (2) current Office of Personnel Manage...
Need for Pay Adjustments for Top Officials in the Federal Government
113586: Oct 15, 1980
Pay adjustments that were to be provided to Members of Congress, Federal judges, and top Federal executives continue to be reduced or denied. This has resulted in recruitment and retention problems for some agencies and in compressed pay rates for high level Government employees and Senior Executive Service employees. As a result, Federal executives have little incentive to accept promotions with...
First Look at Senior Executive Service Performance Awards/SBA
FPCD-80-86: Published: Sep 19, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1980.
GAO reviewed the Senior Executive Service (SES) bonus payments at the Small Business Administration (SBA).GAO concluded that the performance awards were within the requirements of the Civil Service Reform Act, as well as Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance. SBA paid bonuses for performance in the first 6 months of fiscal year 1980. SBA planned to again pay bonuses for the second half of...
First Look at Senior Executive Service Performance Awards
FPCD-80-74: Published: Aug 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 15, 1980.
The Senior Executive Service (SES) went into effect on July 13, l979, with a system of performance awards intended to encourage excellence in performance and higher productivity among Federal executives. The first bonuses under this system were paid in May and April of l980 by the Small Business Administration (SBA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Merit Systems P...
Federal Executive Pay Compression Worsens
FPCD-80-72: Published: Jul 31, 1980. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1980.
Despite a 5.5 percent salary increase in October 1979, the adverse effects of limiting or denying these increases to Federal executives have worsened. The Senior Executive Service (SES) was created to provide monetary rewards to many top executives on the basis of performance.Changes in pay-setting for Federal executives are critically needed if: (1) the problem executives face due to diminishing...
Does the Federal Incentive Awards Program Improve Productivity?
FGMSD-79-9: Published: Mar 15, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 1979.
The federal government uses incentive awards and quality step increases (QSI) to encourage employees to improve their work performance and, consequently, government operations, by recognizing work exceeding normal performance requirements.A questionnaire sent to federal employees revealed that many felt unmotivated by their agencies' incentive programs and believed that the workers most deserving...
Productivity and the Federal Incentive Awards Program
110901: Jan 1, 1979
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 14, Issue 4, Fall 1979. The federal government's Incentive Awards Program makes it possible for agencies to recognize and reward employees who have made significant contributions to improving government operations. Most managers, however, have not made use of the opportunity that exists for increasing organizational productivity through the use of ince...