Personnel recruiting (51 - 60 of 73 items)
Federal Workforce: Temporary Appointments and Extensions in Selected Federal Agencies
GGD-89-15: Published: Feb 23, 1989. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' implementation of the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) delegated authority to expand and extend hiring of temporary employees, focusing on the: (1) appropriateness of agencies' appointments and extensions of temporary employees and compliance with administrative procedures; (2) OPM and agencies' monitoring approach; and (...
Federal ADP Personnel: Recruitment and Retention
IMTEC-89-12BR: Published: Feb 7, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the problems that federal personnel managers have in recruiting and retaining automatic data processing (ADP) personnel; and (2) Office of Personnel Management (OPM) programs that would help recruit and retain a high-quality ADP work force.GAO found that: (1) federal managers believed that noncompetitive wages, obsolete personnel classifica...
State Department: Security Issues Related to Selected Employees
NSIAD-89-86: Published: Dec 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 2, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the appropriateness of the Department of State's use of foreign national employees to conduct security-related investigations at U.S. missions overseas; and (2) personnel security at State's diplomatic courier center.GAO found that State: (1) regularly used foreign investigators to assist regional security officers in conducting background...
The Not-So-Quiet Crisis: Paul Volcker on the Public Service
138540: Jan 1, 1989
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 5, Spring 1989, presents an interview with the voluntary chairman of the National Commission on the Public Service, intended to strengthen the role of public service in enhancing the effectiveness of government. The chairman believes that key civil service issues requiring attention include: (1) recognizing and rewarding the significant contribu...
Security Investigations: State Department Employee Investigation Practices Can Be Improved
NSIAD-89-21: Published: Nov 7, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of State's procedures for conducting security investigations of its foreign service and civilian personnel.GAO found that State: (1) generally conducted its preemployment background investigations according to established requirements and procedures; (2) did not complete two-thirds of its investigations within 90 days, but average...
Transition Series: The Public Service
OCG-89-2TR: Published: Nov 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1988.
GAO summarized issues concerning the federal government's need for highly qualified personnel to carry out federal programs and to achieve results.GAO noted that: (1) the negative image of public service presents a major barrier to attracting and retaining staff; (2) the breakdown of the federal government's pay structure has resulted in increased personnel attrition rates and a decrease in federa...
GAO Observations on OPM's June 1988 Initiative to Recruit and Hire Into the Public Service
T-GGD-88-48: Published: Jul 12, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1988.
GAO discussed the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) proposed initiative for recruiting and hiring federal employees. GAO noted that OPM: (1) stopped using the Professional and Administrative Career Examination (PACE) to rate, rank, and hire entry-level employees in 1982, after a lawsuit charged that PACE discriminated against minorities; (2) plans to work with federal personnel managers and P...
Federal Workforce: Information on the National Bureau of Standards Personnel Demonstration Project
GGD-88-59FS: Published: Apr 5, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) efforts to implement its Personnel Demonstration Project.GAO found that: (1) NBS has historically had difficulties in recruiting scientists or engineers because of salary limitations; (2) in 1987, NBS experienced a turnover rate of 4.7 percent among its research and scientific staffs; and (3)...
Strong Leadership Needed To Revitalize Public Service
T-GGD-88-21: Published: Mar 24, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 24, 1988.
GAO discussed the quality of human resource management in the federal work force. GAO noted that federal agencies: (1) need strong, consistent, high-quality leadership to function effectively; (2) must overcome difficult obstacles such as noncompetitive pay, a poor public image, and an inflexible personnel system; (3) should have fewer political appointees and more frequently reward and recognize...
Federal Workforce: Recruitment and Retention of Senior Executives at the National Science Foundation
GGD-87-87FS: Published: Jun 4, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed recruitment, retention, and salaries of Senior Executive Service (SES) personnel at the National Science Foundation (NSF).GAO found that: (1) NSF experienced recruiting problems at the SES level, but it did not maintain statistical data on availability of candidates who declined offers or chose not to apply; (2) although top quality candidates were...