Personnel recruiting (61 - 70 of 73 items)
Federal Workforce: Pay, Recruitment, and Retention of Federal Employees
GGD-87-37: Published: Feb 10, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 24, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the effects of the pay disparity between the federal government and the private sector by examining: (1) attrition rates and recruiting difficulties in the federal scientific and engineering community; (2) attrition rates in other occupations; and (3) federal recruitment problems in general.GAO found that: (1) Congress introduced...
Federal Pay and Personnel Systems
129767: Apr 30, 1986
Testimony was given on three senate bills concerning pay and personnel systems. GAO found that: (1) fiscal year 1986 marked the 8th year in which the President and Congress adopted alternative pay rates for white-collar employees and, as a result, General Schedule salaries have dropped significantly compared to salaries in the private sector; (2) the value of white-collar employees' federal retire...
Improvements Needed in the Government's Personnel Security Clearance Program
126710: Apr 16, 1985
GAO testified on the improvements needed in the government's security clearance program. GAO found that although the program has improved during the past 10 years, improvements are still needed in: (1) consistent standards for investigations and adjudications; (2) centralized adjudications at the agency level; (3) legislation or a new executive order; (4) continuous monitoring and periodic reinves...
Federal White-Collar Special Rate Program
GGD-84-54: Published: Mar 30, 1984. Publicly Released: Apr 12, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the special rate program for federal white-collar positions.Presently, about 2.6 percent of the federal white-collar work force under the General Schedule pay system are authorized rates of pay higher than the statutory pay rates. Although the number of positions with special rates increased from about 8,000 in fiscal year (FY) 1977 to 34,000 i...
Reimbursement of Federal Employee's Salaries and Benefits by Saudi Arabia
ID-83-4: Published: Oct 21, 1982. Publicly Released: Nov 22, 1982.
The U.S. Government has approximately 1,500 employees working either in Saudi Arabia or in support positions in the United States whose salaries and benefits are being reimbursed by the Saudi Arabian Government. GAO reported on the scope of the overall programs, the working relationship of the federal employees to Saudi personnel, and the perceptions of U.S. employees.Federal employees who are inv...
Special Pay and Benefits Granted to Select Groups of General Schedule Employees
FPCD-82-47: Published: Sep 29, 1982. Publicly Released: Oct 12, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO identified special pay or benefits which Congress has granted to air traffic controllers and other groups of Federal employees.The major special pay and benefits granted to select General Schedule employees are: (1) higher minimum rates of pay for certain occupations where private industry rates are substantially above the statutory Federal pay rates and...
An Integrated Approach to Human Resources Management
115196: Jan 1, 1981
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 16, Issue 2, Spring 1981. In 1980, GAO began operating an independent personnel system which removed it from most Office of Personnel Management regulations. This independence, combined with a continually expanding congressional mandate, a changing work force, legal constraints on employment practices, and improvements in personnel management technolog...
What Is Merit?
115195: Jan 1, 1981
This article appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 16, Issue 2, Spring 1981. The concept of merit has been the cornerstone of the federal personnel system since the Civil Service Act was passed, but each generation redefines merit to reflect contemporary values and concerns. Three aspects of the merit principle emerge as consistent concerns or tacit assumptions: open competition, selection on the basis...
S. 1600, A Bill to Amend Title 5 of the United States Code
FPC-77-75: Published: Oct 28, 1977. Publicly Released: Oct 28, 1977.
No summary is currently available...
Public Relations Personnel Costs in 20 Federal Agencies and Various Other Costs
LCD-77-424: Published: Jun 10, 1977. Publicly Released: Jun 10, 1977.
Much of the data requested on the costs associated with various specific Federal programs is not available in any centralized form. GAO investigated the following areas: the number of Federal employees in public affairs and congressional relations in the 20 largest Government agencies; the amount spent for recruitment by the military; Government audiovisual costs; the development and printing cost...