Hiring policies (41 - 50 of 71 items)
Health and Human Services: Update on Hispanic Representation in HHS Region VIII
GGD-93-47FS: Published: Dec 30, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO presented information on the representation of Hispanics in the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) region VIII.GAO found that: (1) the region's employment of Hispanics exceeded the Hispanic representation in the Rocky Mountain civilian labor force (CLF) in 1991; (2) in September 1991, the region's Hispanic representation was 11.5 percent, exclud...
The Public Service
OCG-93-7TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized issues relating to the need to acquire and retain a competent and motivated federal work force.GAO noted that: (1) to attract and retain a high-quality work force, the government must sustain the initiatives begun in the last 4 years and respond to other emerging issues; (2) federal managers do not always have the flexibility, systems, or process...
Employee Drug Testing: Estimated Cost to Test All Executive Branch Employees and New Hires
GGD-92-99: Published: Jun 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the estimated cost of drug testing for all executive branch employees; (2) the estimated cost of drug testing for all applicants for federal positions; and (3) Department of Justice estimates for costs it has incurred in litigation related federal employee drug testing.GAO found that: (1) the total annual cost of testing all exe...
Federal Hiring: Does Veterans' Preference Need Updating?
GGD-92-52: Published: Mar 20, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined federal agencies' hiring and selection of veterans, focusing on: (1) whether the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and other agencies provide veterans points that can place them higher on hiring lists; and (2) why federal agencies are not hiring veterans receiving such points.GAO found that: (1) as of September 1990, veterans made up about 30 pe...
Personnel Practices: Details of Schedule C Employees to the White House
T-GGD-92-28: Published: Apr 9, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1992.
GAO discussed federal agencies' use of Schedule C appointment authority to hire employees and detail them to the White House. GAO noted that: (1) Schedule C positions are excepted from the competitive service, since the personnel in those positions either make policy or have a close and confidential working relationship with a key official; (2) some agencies, including the Department of Defense an...
Personnel Practices: Propriety of Career Appointments Granted Former Political Appointees
GGD-92-51: Published: Feb 12, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the career appointments that agencies granted to employees who held either noncareer Senior Executive Service (SES) or Schedule C appointments before their career appointments, focusing on: (1) whether the appointments adhered to merit system principles dealing with fair and open competition and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) implementing reg...
Federal Workforce: Continuing Need for Federal Affirmative Employment
GGD-92-27BR: Published: Nov 27, 1991. Publicly Released: Jan 7, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the federal government's Affirmative Employment Program.GAO found that: (1) as of September, 1990, white women, Hispanic men, and Hispanic women were underrepresented in the federal civilian work force; (2) problems associated with affirmative employment planning included the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) approval...
Federal Affirmative Employment: Status of Women and Minority Representation in the Federal Workforce
T-GGD-92-2: Published: Oct 23, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1991.
GAO discussed the status of women and minority representation in the federal workforce. GAO noted that: (1) as of September 1990 the federal civilian workforce representation of white women, Hispanic men, and Hispanic women lagged behind representation in the civilian labor force; (2) white women and minorities have increased their presence in the government's middle and upper management levels, b...
Federal Recruiting and Hiring: Authority for Higher Starting Pay Useful but Guidance Needs Improvement
GGD-91-22: Published: Sep 10, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed agencies' use of selected personnel authorities delegated by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), focusing on whether: (1) agencies used the advance in-hire authority in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements; and (2) OPM and agencies had adequately overseen the authority's use.GAO found that: (1) personnel officials reported that t...
Federal Affirmative Action: Better EEOC Guidance and Agency Analysis of Underrepresentation Needed
GGD-91-86: Published: May 10, 1991. Publicly Released: May 16, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the federal affirmative employment program, focusing on: (1) the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) major workforce data requirements for agency multiyear affirmative employment plans; and (2) agency compliance with requirements.GAO found that: (1) 27 of 35 agencies, employing 98 percent of the federal workforce, complied with the EEO...