Human capital (21 - 30 of 79 items)
Department of State: Human Capital Strategy Does Not Recognize Foreign Assistance Responsibilities
GAO-07-1153: Published: Sep 28, 2007. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2007.
The Secretary of State has made foreign assistance a pillar of the department's Transformational Diplomacy Initiative and has sought better policy coordination, planning, and oversight by establishing a Director of Foreign Assistance (F Bureau). Even though the U.S. Agency for International Development has been the principal agency for development and humanitarian aid, the Department of State (Sta...
Data on Hispanic Representation in the Federal Workforce
GAO-07-493R: Published: May 18, 2007. Publicly Released: May 18, 2007.
In August 2006, we reported to Congress on the results of our review, which Congress requested, of factors affecting Hispanic representation in the federal workforce and efforts being taken by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Office of Personnel Management (OPM), and other agencies related to Hispanic representation. We reported that EEOC and OPM require agencies to analyze thei...
2010 Census: Census Bureau Should Refine Recruiting and Hiring Efforts and Enhance Training of Temporary Field Staff
GAO-07-361: Published: Apr 27, 2007. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 2007.
The success of the 2010 Census depends, in part, upon the U.S. Census Bureau's (Bureau) ability to recruit, hire, and train over half a million temporary workers at peak. Under the Comptroller General's authority, GAO reviewed the extent that the Bureau's (1) recruiting and hiring processes for these staff are consistent with selected human capital principles and (2) training delivery and content...
Human Capital: Retirements and Anticipated New Reactor Applications Will Challenge NRC's Workforce
GAO-07-105: Published: Jan 17, 2007. Publicly Released: Jan 17, 2007.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is responsible for licensing and inspecting the nation's nuclear power plants to ensure their safety and security. By 2010, about one third of NRC's workforce with mission-critical skills will be eligible to retire. At the same time, NRC's workforce needs to expand because NRC expects to receive at least 20 applications for 29 new nuclear power reactors begi...
2006 Report on GAO's Use of Provisions in the GAO Personnel Flexibilities Act of 2000 and the GAO Human Capital Reform Act of 2004
GAO-07-289SP: Published: Dec 1, 2006. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 2006.
This is Appendix 2 of GAO's 2006 Performance and Accountability Report. Section 6 of the GAO Personnel Flexibilities Act of 2000, Pub. L. No. 106-303 (2000), and section 11 of the GAO Human Capital Reform Act of 2004, Pub. L. No. 108-271 (2004), require GAO to report to the Congress regarding its use of certain of the provisions of these acts...
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,...
International Trade: USTR Would Benefit from Greater Use of Strategic Human Capital Management Principles
GAO-06-167: Published: Dec 6, 2005. Publicly Released: Jan 5, 2006.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has a unique role in coordinating trade policy, resolving disagreements, and framing issues for presidential decision through an interagency trade policy process. In recent years, USTR's increased workload from numerous new regional and bilateral free trade agreement negotiations and a new round of multilateral negotiations at the World Trade Orga...
Human Capital: Observations on Final Regulations for DOD's National Security Personnel System
GAO-06-227T: Published: Nov 17, 2005. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 2005.
People are critical to any agency transformation because they define an agency's culture, develop its knowledge base, promote innovation, and are its most important asset. Thus, strategic human capital management at the Department of Defense (DOD) can help it marshal, manage, and maintain the people and skills needed to meet its critical mission. In November 2003, Congress provided DOD with signif...
Human Capital: Preliminary Observations on the Administration's Draft Proposed "Working for America Act"
GAO-06-142T: Published: Oct 5, 2005. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 2005.
The federal government must have the capacity to plan more strategically, react more expeditiously, and focus on achieving results. Critical to the success of this transformation are the federal government's people--its human capital. We have commended the progress that has been made in addressing human capital challenges in the last few years. Still, significant opportunities exist to improve str...
Human Capital: Designing and Managing Market-Based and More Performance-Oriented Pay Systems
GAO-05-1048T: Published: Sep 27, 2005. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 2005.
The federal government must have the capacity to plan more strategically, react more expeditiously, and focus on achieving results. Critical to the success of this transformation are the federal government's people--its human capital. Yet, in many cases the federal government has not transformed how it classifies, compensates, develops, and motivates its employees to achieve maximum results within...