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Federal Workforce: OPM's Approach for Conducting Personnel Management Evaluations
GGD-88-11: Published: Nov 4, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) method for evaluating federal agencies' personnel management practices, focusing on: (1) why and how OPM changed its personnel management approach; (2) whether the revised approach is consistent with OPM responsibilities under the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978; (3) the implementation status of the revis...
Federal Workforce: Information on Employee Benefits
GGD-87-112FS: Published: Sep 3, 1987. Publicly Released: Sep 3, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO examined how well federal agencies meet their employees' needs for information on the various benefit programs in the federal compensation package.GAO found that: (1) of the 23 federal agencies it surveyed, four large and six small agencies provided personalized benefits statements to their employees; (2) although the Federal Personnel Manual contains th...
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...
Federal Workforce: Performance Management and Recognition System Performance Awards
GGD-86-79FS: Published: May 16, 1986. Publicly Released: May 30, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information concerning five federal agencies' expenditures under the Performance Management and Recognition System (PMRS).GAO noted that PMRS legislation established minimum and maximum aggregate amounts to be spent on performance awards. GAO found that: (1) one of the agencies spent more in fiscal year (FY) 1986 than in FY 1985 for PMRS perform...
Interpretation of a Section of U.S.C. in the Antideficiency Act
B-197841: Published: Mar 3, 1980. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
An interpretation was requested on whether, under the Antideficiency Act, an agency can legally permit its employees to come to work after the expiration of the agency's appropriation for one fiscal year and prior to the enactment of either a regular appropriation or a continuing resolution appropriating funds for the subsequent fiscal year. GAO believes that any supervisory officer or employee, i...
Civil Service Reform Act: Annual Report for Fiscal Year 1983
GGD-84-29: Published: Apr 25, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1984.
Pursuant to legislative requirements, GAO reported on the activities of the Office of Personnel Management, the Merit Systems Protection Board, and the Federal Labor Relations Authority.GAO noted that it has issued a number of separate reports on the significant activities of the three offices. GAO listed and described: (1) the reports issued in fiscal year 1983 on the actions of the three offices...
Use of Government Vehicles for Home-to-Work Transportation
NSIAD-83-3: Published: Sep 28, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1983.
GAO reported on various Federal agencies' use of Government automobiles and chauffeurs for transportation of Federal employees between their homes and worksites.Federal regulations prohibit the use of Government-owned vehicles to transport Federal employees between their homes and places of employment except for heads of the cabinet-level departments and certain other specified individuals. In a d...
Flexible and Compressed Work Schedules for Federal Employees
B-179810: Published: Mar 23, 1977. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1983.
This document discusses potential legislation authorizing Federal agencies to experiment with flexible and compressed work schedules for employees. GAO recognized that certain employees and labor organizations would be concerned that some potential would exist for management to use new work schedules to avoid payment of overtime. GAO was of the opinion that the draft bill contained sufficient safe...
[Views on H.R. 6761]
B-199549(BRP): Published: Sep 30, 1982. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1982.
GAO was asked for its views concerning proposed legislation which would permit Federal agencies to reimburse their employees for residence sale and purchase expenses upon transfer from an overseas post to a new duty station. At the present time, these expenses are not reimbursable. GAO feels that the statutory provision prohibiting such reimbursement is unduly harsh and impacts heavily, from a fin...
Obstacles Hamper the Office of Personnel Management's Evaluation of the Implementation of the 1978 Civil Service Reform Act
FPCD-81-69: Published: Sep 14, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1981.
GAO completed a limited review of the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) 5-year strategy for evaluating the implementation and impact of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978. GAO identified problems which it believes could hamper the collection of data needed to evaluate the Act.GAO identified the following management and technical weaknesses which it believes warrant careful consideration by...