Hiring policies (61 - 70 of 71 items)
Federal Workforce: Temporary Appointments and Extensions in Selected Federal Agencies
GGD-89-15: Published: Feb 23, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' implementation of the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) delegated authority to expand and extend hiring of temporary employees, focusing on the: (1) appropriateness of agencies' appointments and extensions of temporary employees and compliance with administrative procedures; (2) OPM and agencies' monitoring approach; and (...
GAO Observations on OPM's June 1988 Initiative to Recruit and Hire Into the Public Service
T-GGD-88-48: Published: Jul 12, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1988.
GAO discussed the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) proposed initiative for recruiting and hiring federal employees. GAO noted that OPM: (1) stopped using the Professional and Administrative Career Examination (PACE) to rate, rank, and hire entry-level employees in 1982, after a lawsuit charged that PACE discriminated against minorities; (2) plans to work with federal personnel managers and P...
Effects of FY 1982 Budget Cuts on the Merit Systems Protection Board
FPCD-83-20: Published: Apr 8, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 8, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the impact of fiscal year (FY) 1982 budget reductions on the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) and its Office of the Special Counsel (OSC).MSPB and its OSC received substantial budget reductions in FY 1982 which required both agencies to cut their operating expenses. GAO found that MSPB and OSC were less timely and, in some instances, less t...
[Rehiring of Involuntarily Separated Federal Employees]
120854: Jan 11, 1983
In a prior report, GAO indicated that it was inquiring into whether Federal employees, involuntarily separated during calendar year 1981, were rehired by the same or another federal agency for a job similar to that which they were performing. According to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the federal executive branch filled more than 544,000 positions during calendar year 1981. GAO identif...
What Is Merit?
115195: Jan 1, 1981
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 16, Issue 2, Spring 1981. The concept of merit has been the cornerstone of the federal personnel system since the Civil Service Act was passed, but each generation redefines merit to reflect contemporary values and concerns. Three aspects of the merit principle emerge as consistent concerns or tacit assumptions: open competition, selection on the basis...
Problems in Archives Personnel Practices
FGMSD-80-29: Published: Feb 11, 1980. Publicly Released: Feb 11, 1980.
GAO provided comments on certain practices at the National Archives and Records Service (NARS) regarding the hiring and utilization of employees. The National Archives Trust Fund Board is empowered to hire employees without regard to civil service laws and pays these employees with monies from the National Archives Trust Fund. The history of the authorizing legislation shows that this direct hire...
Department of Defense Pay Practices for German Nationals Should Be Changed
FPCD-77-86: Published: Dec 2, 1977. Publicly Released: Dec 2, 1977.
The Army and the Air Force employ over 67,000 German nationals at an annual cost of over $670 million. The Department of Defense's (DOD's) employment system in Germany is based on multilateral and bilateral agreements and years of precedent and tradition. Although its personnel policies there generally appear in line with prevailing private practices, some aspects of compensation setting and admin...
Veterans' Preference in the Federal Civil Service
103783: Oct 4, 1977
A review was conducted to determine the impact of veterans' preference on the register placement of applicants and their opportunities for certification and selection to Federal entry-level positions. The preference accorded veterans in competing for Federal civil service jobs adversely affects all nonveterans. Specifically, the problems qualified women applicants may have in competing for Federal...
Civil Service Commission's Procedures and Processes Used in Hiring Clerical and Technical Employees
FPCD-77-5: Published: May 27, 1977. Publicly Released: May 27, 1977.
The efficiency and effectiveness of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) and several agencies in obtaining qualified persons for competitive clerical and technical positions were surveyed. Observations were made primarily from data obtained from region IX area offices in San Francisco and Sacramento, and therefore, may not reflect the total system.Although the CSC system is designed to be a fair and...
Elimination of the Apportionment of Appointments in the Departmental Service in the District of Columbia
102270: May 26, 1977
H.R. 5054, which would eliminate the requirement to apportion appointments in the departmental service in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area should be enacted. The Civil Service Act provided that appointments to the competitive civil service in the District of Columbia be apportioned on the basis of population, as ascertained at the last census among the states, territories, and possessions o...