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Human Capital: Observations on EPA's Efforts to Implement a Workforce Planning Strategy
T-RCED-00-129: Published: Mar 23, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its observations on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) efforts to determine the workforce it needs to meet its strategic goals and objectives, focusing on: (1) how EPA determines the number of employees and competencies needed to carry out its strategic goals and objectives; and (2) what actions, if any, EPA is taking to improve its workf...
Space Shuttle: Human Capital Challenges Require Management Attention
T-NSIAD-00-133: Published: Mar 22, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 22, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the human capital challenges facing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) space shuttle program, focusing on: (1) the results of studies on the impact of workforce reductions; (2) NASA's actions following these workforce assessments; (3) challenges NASA faces in the anticipated heavy workload imposed by the International Space...
Human Capital: Managing Human Capital in the 21st Century
T-GGD-00-77: Published: Mar 9, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed ways to improve the federal government's approach to managing its people.GAO noted that: (1) federal employees should be viewed not as costs to be cut but as assets to be appreciated; (2) strategic human capital management recognizes that employees are a critical asset for success, and that an organization's human capital policies and practices mu...
Human Capital: Strategic Approach Should Guide DOD Civilian Workforce Management
T-GGD/NSIAD-00-120: Published: Mar 9, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed civilian personnel downsizing in the Department of Defense (DOD) and a framework that could be useful for approaching its human capital management challenges in the future.GAO noted that: (1) DOD has undergone a very significant downsizing of its civilian workforce; (2) this downsizing is expected to continue through the first half of this decade,...
Coast Guard Workforce Mix: Phased-In Conversion of Some Support Officer Positions Would Produce Savings
RCED-00-60: Published: Mar 1, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Coast Guard's phased-in conversion of some support officer positions, focusing on: (1) how the Coast Guard's current workforce mix compares with the workforce mix of other military services and how the workforce mix has changed since 1991; (2) how many military commissioned officer positions in administrative and support function...
Career Appointments of Political Appointees
GGD-99-182R: Published: Sep 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO clarified when it is appropriate for a political appointee to receive a career position in the federal government.GAO noted that: (1) according to the applicable law and regulations, provided that proper merit system procedures are followed, it is permissible for a political appointee to receive a career appointment; (2) in fact, regardless of whether or no...
Personnel Practices: Reimbursable Interagency Details
GGD-99-141R: Published: Jul 22, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 22, 1999.
GAO identified weaknesses in the Department of Energy's (DOE) personnel practices.GAO noted that: (1) in connection with GAO's recent review of the personnel practices of the Small Business Administration (SBA), GAO found that several agencies, including DOE, had detailed employees to SBA on a reimbursable basis but had not billed SBA for reimbursement; (2) according to an interagency agreement si...
Small Business Administration: Review of Selected Personnel Practices
GGD-99-68: Published: Apr 23, 1999. Publicly Released: May 21, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed events related to personnel reassignments, appointments, and activities at the Small Business Administration (SBA).GAO noted that: (1) SBA made hundreds of appointments during the 1990s using competitive procedures for career appointments, special noncompetitive hiring authority for the Office of Advocacy, and political appointment procedures for o...
Federal Downsizing: Effective Buyout Practices and Their Use in FY 1997
GGD-97-124: Published: Jun 30, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the management and results of agencies' buyout programs authorized by P.L. 104-208, focusing on: (1) practices that GAO believes are associated with effective use of buyouts; (2) the extent to which Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requirements and Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance for implementing buyouts under P.L. 104-208 incorp...
Federal Management and Workforce Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1997-98
IAP-97-5: Published: Mar 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1997.
GAO provided information on its Federal Management and Workforce issue area plan for fiscal years 1997-1998.GAO plans to examine: (1) cost-effective alternatives for downsizing the federal workforce; (2) alternatives to the federal government's performance management system; (3) options for streamlining the administrative appeals process; (4) alternatives to the civil service system; (5) ways to i...