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Federal Transit Benefits Program: Ineffective Controls Result in Fraud and Abuse by Federal Workers
GAO-07-724T: Published: Apr 24, 2007. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 2007.
Under the federal transit benefits program, federal employees receive transit benefits (e.g., Metrocheks) to encourage them to commute to work via public transportation. Based on information provided by the Department of Transportation, as of July 2006, the National Capital Region had 120,000 participants claiming roughly $140 million in benefits. Recently, inspectors general (IG) of various agenc...
The Federal Workforce: Additional Insights Could Enhance Agency Efforts Related to Hispanic Representation
GAO-06-832: Published: Aug 17, 2006. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 2006.
Hispanic representation in the federal workforce has historically been lower than in the Civilian Labor Force (CLF). Understanding factors affecting representation is important to developing and maintaining a high-quality and inclusive workforce. In this report, GAO identifies and analyzes factors affecting Hispanic representation in the federal workforce, examines oversight roles of EEOC and OPM,...
Personnel Practices: Conversions of Employees from Noncareer to Career Positions May 2001 - April 2005
GAO-06-381: Published: May 1, 2006. Publicly Released: May 25, 2006.
A federal employee conversion occurs whenever an individual changes from one personnel status or service to another without a break in federal government service of more than 3 days. This report focuses on conversions of individuals from noncareer to career positions. Federal agencies must use appropriate authorities and follow proper procedures in making these conversions. GAO was asked to determ...
Human Capital: Agencies Are Using Buyouts and Early Outs with Increasing Frequency to Help Reshape Their Workforces
GAO-06-324: Published: Mar 31, 2006. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2006.
Under the Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCO) Act of 2002, an agency may request authority from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to offer employees voluntary separation incentive payments (buyouts) and voluntary early retirement (early outs) to help reshape its workforce. GAO was asked to identify (1) how many agencies have been granted authority to offer buyouts and early outs and how oft...
Conversions of Selected Employees from Noncareer to Career Positions at Departments and Certain Agencies
GAO-05-584R: Published: Jun 9, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 2005.
According to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), a "conversion" occurs whenever an employee changes from one personnel "status" or "service" to another without a break in federal government service of more than 3 days. There are many kinds of conversions. This report focuses on one type of conversion, i.e., employees converting from noncareer to career positions. Conversions of individuals f...
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...
Human Capital: Status of Efforts to Improve Federal Hiring
GAO-04-796T: Published: Jun 7, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 2004.
The executive branch hired nearly 95,000 new employees during fiscal year 2003. Improving the federal hiring process is critical given the increasing number of new hires expected in the next few years. In May 2003, GAO issued a report highlighting several key problems in the federal hiring process. That report concluded that the process needed improvement and included several recommendations to ad...
Human Capital: Selected Agencies' Experiences and Lessons Learned in Designing Training and Development Programs
GAO-04-291: Published: Jan 30, 2004. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 2004.
Effective training and development programs are an integral part of a learning environment, helping improve federal workforce performance in achieving agency results. Therefore, in this report GAO was asked to identify examples of selected federal agencies' experiences and some of the key lessons they have learned in designing their training and development programs. This work focused on ways that...
Human Capital: Succession Planning and Management Is Critical Driver of Organizational Transformation
GAO-04-127T: Published: Oct 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 1, 2003.
Leading public organizations here and abroad recognize that a more strategic approach to human capital management is essential for change initiatives that are intended to transform their cultures. To that end, organizations are looking for ways to identify and develop the leaders, managers, and workforce necessary to face the array of challenges that will confront government in the 21st century. T...
Veterans Benefits Administration: Better Collection and Analysis of Attrition Data Needed to Enhance Workforce Planning
GAO-03-491: Published: Apr 28, 2003. Publicly Released: May 8, 2003.
By the year 2006, the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) projects it will lose a significant portion of its mission-critical workforce to retirement. VBA has hired over 2,000 new employees to begin to fill this expected gap. GAO was asked to review: (1) the attrition rate at VBA, particularly for new employees who examine veterans' claims, and the agency's methods for calculating attrition; an...