Human capital (61 - 70 of 79 items)
Managing for Results: Using Strategic Human Capital Management to Drive Transformational Change
GAO-02-940T: Published: Jul 15, 2002. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 2002.
Strategic human capital management is critical to maximizing government's performance and ensuring its accountability for the benefit of the American people. The early years of the 21st century are proving to be a period of profound transition being driven by several key trends, including global interdependence; diverse, diffuse, and asymmetrical security threats; rapidly evolving science and tech...
Commercial Activities Panel: Improving the Sourcing Decisions of the Federal Government
GAO-02-866T: Published: Jun 26, 2002. Publicly Released: Jun 26, 2002.
The Commercial Activities Panel is a congressionally mandated panel to study, and make recommendations for improving, the policies and procedures governing the transfer of commercial activities from government to contractor personnel. The growing controversy surrounding competitions under the Office of Management and Budget's Circular A-76 to determine whether the government should obtain commerci...
Human Capital: Major Human Capital Challenges at SEC and Key Trade Agencies
GAO-02-662T: Published: Apr 23, 2002. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 2002.
In addition to protecting investors and the integrity of the securities market, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), along with the Department of Commerce, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), and the Department of Agriculture, monitors and enforces the nation's trade agreements. Markets have become more complex, global, and technology-driven. At the same time SEC's workloa...
A Model of Strategic Human Capital Management
GAO-02-373SP: Published: Mar 15, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 2002.
GAO released an exposure draft on its Model of Strategic Human Capital Management, which is intended to help federal agency leaders better manage their organizations' most important asset--their people. The model is designed to help agency leaders effectively use their people, or human capital, and determine how well they integrate human capital considerations into daily decision-making and planni...
Foreign Languages: Human Capital Approach Needed to Correct Staffing and Proficiency Shortfalls
GAO-02-375: Published: Jan 31, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 2002.
The changing security environment and the increasing globalization of the U.S. economy have significantly increased the need for federal employees with foreign language skills. GAO reviewed in detail the operations of the following four agencies: the Army, the State Department, the Department of Commerce's Foreign Commercial Service (FCS), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). These four...
Human Capital: Practices That Empowered and Involved Employees
GAO-01-1070: Published: Sep 14, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 2001.
People are the federal government's most valuable asset. Studies of private and public sector organizations have shown that high-performing organizations value and invest in their employees--human capital--and align their "people policies" to support organizational performance goals. In the federal government, however, strategic human capital management is a pervasive challenge. GAO has included h...
Securities And Exchange Commission: Human Capital Challenges Require Management Attention
GAO-01-947: Published: Sep 17, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 2001.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) human capital management practices have been shaped largely by a growing staffing crisis that threatens to undermine the agency's ability to carry out its mission. GAO surveyed current and former SEC attorneys, accountants, and examiners to determine what factors influenced turnover, satisfaction, and morale among SEC staff. GAO found that inade...
Human Capital: Taking Steps to Meet Current and Emerging Human Capital Challenges
GAO-01-965T: Published: Jul 17, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 2001.
This testimony discusses GAO's three-stage approach for addressing the federal government's human capital challenges. First, agencies must take all administrative steps available to them under current laws and regulations to manage their people for results. While much of what agencies need to accomplish these steps is already available to them, they will need the sustained commitment from top mana...
Managing for Results: Human Capital Management Discussions in Fiscal Year 2001 Performance Plans
GAO-01-236: Published: Apr 24, 2001. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 2001.
The Government Performance and Results Act calls for agencies to address human capital in the context of performance-based management. The act requires that annual performance plans describe how agencies will use their human capital to accomplish their goals and objectives. Designing, implementing, and maintaining a strategic human capital management focus are critical to maximizing performance a...
Human Capital: Meeting the Governmentwide High-Risk Challenge
GAO-01-357T: Published: Feb 1, 2001. Publicly Released: Feb 1, 2001.
People are the federal government's most valuable asset in managing for results. The importance of human capital is underscored by the many links GAO has identified between agencies' human capital shortfalls and the programmatic challenges. A consensus has yet to emerge on broad-based federal human capital legislative reform. However, even in the absence of fundamental legislative reform, federal...