Personnel recruiting (31 - 40 of 73 items)
Federal Hiring: Testing for Entry-Level Administrative Positions Falls Short of Expectations
GGD-94-103: Published: Mar 30, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Administrative Careers With America (ACWA) program, focusing on: (1) the extent to which ACWA is used in relation to other hiring methods; (2) federal agencies' perceptions about ACWA program effectiveness; and (3) whether the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) plans to change the ACWA program as a result of its low usage rate.GAO found that:...
The Public Service: Issues Confronting the Federal Civilian Workforce
GGD-93-53: Published: Mar 16, 1993. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) efforts to improve federal human resource management and the status of key open recommendations made to Congress, OPM, and other agencies.GAO found that: (1) during 1992, the Office of Government Ethics strengthened federal employees' financial disclosure and standards of conduct regulatio...
The Public Service
OCG-93-7TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized issues relating to the need to acquire and retain a competent and motivated federal work force.GAO noted that: (1) to attract and retain a high-quality work force, the government must sustain the initiatives begun in the last 4 years and respond to other emerging issues; (2) federal managers do not always have the flexibility, systems, or process...
Employee Drug Testing: Estimated Cost to Test All Executive Branch Employees and New Hires
GGD-92-99: Published: Jun 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 15, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the estimated cost of drug testing for all executive branch employees; (2) the estimated cost of drug testing for all applicants for federal positions; and (3) Department of Justice estimates for costs it has incurred in litigation related federal employee drug testing.GAO found that: (1) the total annual cost of testing all exe...
Federal Hiring: Does Veterans' Preference Need Updating?
GGD-92-52: Published: Mar 20, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 23, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined federal agencies' hiring and selection of veterans, focusing on: (1) whether the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and other agencies provide veterans points that can place them higher on hiring lists; and (2) why federal agencies are not hiring veterans receiving such points.GAO found that: (1) as of September 1990, veterans made up about 30 pe...
Federal Recruiting: Comparison of Applicants Who Accepted or Declined Federal Job Offers
GGD-92-61BR: Published: Mar 20, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 1992.
GAO provided information on the results of its survey of applicants who accepted or declined federal job offers for entry-level professional and administrative positions, focusing on: (1) why applicants accepted or declined the job offers; and (2) the applicant pool's characteristics, including differences between those who accepted positions and those who declined.GAO found that: (1) at least two...
Federal Recruiting: College Placement Officials' Views of the Government's Campus Outreach Efforts
GGD-92-48BR: Published: Jan 31, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the results of a survey of federal agency recruiting activities at selected colleges and universities.GAO found that: (1) 35 placement officials reported that graduating seniors were either very or generally interested in meeting with federal recruiters; (2) 5 of those 35 placement officials added that some students were only interes...
Federal Recruiting and Hiring: Authority for Higher Starting Pay Useful but Guidance Needs Improvement
GGD-91-22: Published: Sep 10, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed agencies' use of selected personnel authorities delegated by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), focusing on whether: (1) agencies used the advance in-hire authority in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements; and (2) OPM and agencies had adequately overseen the authority's use.GAO found that: (1) personnel officials reported that t...
Federal Personnel: Review of Evaluation of Personnel Demonstration Project at Commerce
GGD-91-93: Published: May 14, 1991. Publicly Released: May 14, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) contractor's evaluation of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) personnel management demonstration project to hire and retain capable employees.GAO found that the evaluation of the NIST project's first 2 years was not sound, since: (1) although the contractor's proposed evaluation...
Federal Pay: Private Sector Salary Differences by Locality
GGD-91-63FS: Published: Apr 29, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1991.
GAO compared federal white-color salary rates with non-federal rates within local geographic areas.GAO found that: (1) private sector employers paid more than the federal government in each of the 22 metropolitan statistical areas (MSA); (2) the size of the average private-sector advantage varied by MSA, ranging from 6 percent to 39 percent; (3) in 9 of 22 MSA, federal pay trailed average private-...