Personnel management (81 - 90 of 371 items)
[Comments on Whether a Federal Employee Can Use Government Resources To Support Reserve Activities]
B-277678: Published: Jan 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1999.
GAO provided information on whether a federal employee on official duty, who is also a member of the National Guard or the armed forces Reserves, may conduct, and use agency office equipment to support, Guard or Reserve business. GAO held that: (1) agencies may permit their employees to use a limited amount of official time and agency resources to support the Guard or Reserves; (2) employees who a...
Civil Service Reform: Observations on Demonstration Authority, the Use of Official Time, and the Administrative Redress System
T-GGD-98-160: Published: Jun 24, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1998.
GAO discussed three issues addressed in the proposed Federal Employees Integrity, Performance, and Compensation Improvement Act of 1998, focusing on the: (1) use of the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) personnel demonstration project authority; (2) use of official time to support employee union activities; and (3) administrative redress system for federal employees.GAO noted that: (1) the pe...
Personnel Practices: Career Appointments of Former Political and Congressional Employees
GGD-97-165: Published: Sep 2, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the appointments of 36 former political appointees and legislative branch employees to positions in the executive branch between January 1996 and March 1997, focusing on whether: (1) appropriate authorities were used and proper procedures were followed in appointing former political appointees and legislative branch employees; and (2...
Federal Workforce: Agencies' Policies and Views on Flexiplace in the Federal Government
GGD-97-116: Published: Jul 3, 1997. Publicly Released: Jul 3, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the implementation of flexiplace since the completion of the pilot, focusing on: (1) federal efforts to promote flexiplace; (2) federal agencies' policies and the extent to which they permit flexiplace; (3) the extent to which federal employees have used flexiplace, as well as the characteristics of these employees and the work they have done under...
Hispanic Employment: Best Practices Used by Selected Agencies and Companies
GGD-97-46R: Published: Mar 10, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1997.
GAO provided information on the experiences of 37 federal units and 3 private sector companies in recruiting, hiring, and retaining Hispanic employees, including what significant barriers the organizations overcame in seeking to increase their Hispanic representation.GAO noted that: (1) the employment practices that were reported by the federal units and private sector companies GAO surveyed essen...
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...
Employment and Buyout Incentives
GGD-96-168R: Published: Aug 22, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 22, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' use of employee buyout incentives, focusing on the number of federal employees who have received both an employment inventive and a buyout incentive or a commitment for a deferred buyout incentive. GAO noted that: (1) from January 1992 through September 1995, 52 federal employees in the eight agencies reviewed received both an emp...
Civil Service Reform: Redress System Implications of the Omnibus Civil Service Reform Act of 1996
T-GGD-96-160: Published: Jul 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1996.
GAO discussed the implications of the Omnibus Civil Service Reform Act of 1996 on the redress system for federal employees. GAO noted that: (1) the proposed legislation would eliminate jurisdictional overlap between the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); (2) EEOC would be in charge of investigating the merits of individual EEOC complaints...
Social Security: Union Activity at the Social Security Administration
T-HEHS-96-150: Published: Jun 4, 1996. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed union activities at the Social Security Administration (SSA) and how these activities compare with other federal agencies, federal corporations, and the private sector. GAO noted that: (1) unions have significant involvement in operations and management decisions and union representatives use authorized paid time off to conduct their activities; (...
Federal Downsizing: The Costs and Savings of Buyouts Versus Reductions-in-Force
GGD-96-63: Published: May 14, 1996. Publicly Released: May 24, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal workforce downsizing, focusing on the projected costs and savings from federal workforce buyouts and reductions-in-force (RIF) over a 5-year period.GAO found that: (1) employee buyouts could produce over $60,000 more in net savings over 5 years than RIF for each vacated position because buyouts can be used at higher grade levels that genera...