Personnel management (11 - 20 of 371 items)
Federal Workforce: Human Capital Management Challenges and the Path to Reform
GAO-14-723T: Published: Jul 15, 2014. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 2014.
Serious human capital shortfalls can erode the capacity of federal agencies and threaten their ability to cost-effectively carry out their missions. While progress has been made, continued attention is needed to ensure agencies have the human resources to drive performance and achieve the results the nation demands. Specifically, additional areas needing to be addressed include:Classification GAO'...
Human Capital: Agencies Should More Fully Evaluate the Costs and Benefits of Executive Training
GAO-14-132: Published: Jan 31, 2014. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 2014.
Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCO) from 26 agencies reported that, from fiscal years 2008 through 2012, they spent almost $57 million (in constant 2012 dollars) on executive training provided by external providers. CHCOs reported using the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Federal Executive Institute and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government most often. Agencies are required to maintain rec...
Federal Aviation Administration: Human Capital System Incorporates Many Leading Practices, but Improving Employees' Satisfaction with Their Workplace Remains a Challenge
GAO-10-89: Published: Oct 28, 2009. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 2009.
Aviation is critical to the nation's economic well-being, global competitiveness, and national security. The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) 48,000 employees guide aircraft, oversee safety, and maintain air traffic control equipment. FAA will need these skills and additional expertise to address evolving missions. As requested, GAO reviewed (1) how FAA's human capital system compares with...
Women's Pay: Converging Characteristics of Men and Women in the Federal Workforce Help Explain the Narrowing Pay Gap
GAO-09-621T: Published: Apr 28, 2009. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 2009.
Previous research has found that, despite improvements over time, women generally earned less than men in both the general and federal workforces, even after controlling for factors that might explain differences in pay. To determine the extent to which the pay gap exists in the federal workforce, GAO addressed the following question: To what extent has the pay gap between men and women in the fed...
Human Capital: Sustained Attention to Strategic Human Capital Management Needed
GAO-09-632T: Published: Apr 22, 2009. Publicly Released: Apr 22, 2009.
In 2001, GAO identified human capital management as a governmentwide high-risk area because federal agencies lacked a strategic approach to human capital management that integrated human capital efforts with their missions and program goals. Progress has been made. However, the area remains high-risk because of a continuing need for a governmentwide framework to advance human capital reform. The i...
Human Capital: Diversity in the Federal SES and the Senior Levels of the U.S. Postal Service
GAO-07-838T: Published: May 10, 2007. Publicly Released: May 10, 2007.
The Senior Executive Service (SES) generally represents the most experienced and senior segment of the federal workforce. Having a diverse SES corps can be an organizational strength that contributes to the achievement of results by bringing a wider variety of perspectives and approaches to bear on policy development and implementation, strategic planning, problem solving, and decision making. In...
Personnel Practices: Conversions of Employees from Noncareer to Career Positions May 2001 - April 2005
GAO-06-381: Published: May 1, 2006. Publicly Released: May 25, 2006.
A federal employee conversion occurs whenever an individual changes from one personnel status or service to another without a break in federal government service of more than 3 days. This report focuses on conversions of individuals from noncareer to career positions. Federal agencies must use appropriate authorities and follow proper procedures in making these conversions. GAO was asked to determ...
Human Capital: Agencies Are Using Buyouts and Early Outs with Increasing Frequency to Help Reshape Their Workforces
GAO-06-324: Published: Mar 31, 2006. Publicly Released: Mar 31, 2006.
Under the Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCO) Act of 2002, an agency may request authority from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to offer employees voluntary separation incentive payments (buyouts) and voluntary early retirement (early outs) to help reshape its workforce. GAO was asked to identify (1) how many agencies have been granted authority to offer buyouts and early outs and how oft...
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: 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...