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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...
State Department: Staffing Shortfalls and Ineffective Assignment System Compromise Diplomatic Readiness at Hardship Posts
GAO-02-626: Published: Jun 18, 2002. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 2002.
Foreign service employees often experience difficult environmental and living conditions while assigned to U.S. embassies and consulates that are designated as "hardship posts." These conditions include inadequate medical facilities, few opportunities for spousal employment, poor schools, high levels of crime, and severe climate. Because the State Department is understaffed, both in terms of the n...
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...
Federal Employees: OPM Data Do Not Identify if Temporary Employees Work for Extended Periods
GAO-02-296: Published: Mar 1, 2002. Publicly Released: Apr 2, 2002.
In the early 1990s, concerns arose that federal agencies were retaining employees in an ongoing series of temporary appointments without benefits or tenure. For fiscal years 1991 through 2000, 10 agencies accounted for 90 percent of all temporary limited employees hired governmentwide. During this period, the number of temporary limited employees hired governmentwide declined by 47 percent--from 2...
Foreign Languages: Workforce Planning Could Help Address Staffing and Proficiency Shortfalls
GAO-02-514T: Published: Mar 12, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 2002.
Federal agencies' foreign language needs have increased during the past decade because of increasing globalization and the changing security environment. At the same time, agencies have seen significant reductions-in-force and no-growth or limited-growth environments during the last decade. As a result, some agencies now confront an aging core of language-capable staff while recruiting and retaini...
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...
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...
Federal Employees: Hiring Patterns at Federal Agencies Just Prior to a Change in Administration
GAO-01-1147R: Published: Sep 24, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 3, 2001.
GAO reviewed 24 agencies that are covered by the Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Act of 1990 to analyze trends in hiring patterns. Generally, GAO did not find any discernable patterns. More than half of the 24 agencies GAO reviewed reported career hiring increases of 10 percent or more between July and December 2000 compared to the same period in 1999. A similar number of agencies, although not nec...
Federal Employee Retirements: Expected Increase Over the Next 5 Years Illustrates Need for Workforce Planning
GAO-01-509: Published: Apr 27, 2001. Publicly Released: May 4, 2001.
If the federal government is to effectively manage the tasks and programs assigned to it through legislation, it must have a sufficient and qualified workforce. One important element that agencies must consider in their workforce planning is the number and kinds of employees who will retire during the next five years. GAO projects that the number of employees retiring will be roughly equivalent to...
Senior Executive Service: Diversity Increased in the Past Decade
GAO-01-377: Published: Mar 16, 2001. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 2001.
This report analyzes the gender and racial/ethnic diversity in the career Senior Executive Service (SES) governmentwide. GAO examines (1) whether the composition of the career SES changed during the 10-year period ending in fiscal year 1999 to include more minorities and women, (2) what proportion of women and minorities were appointed to the career SES annually during this 10-year period and whet...