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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; (...
Energy's Financial Resources and Workforce
RCED-96-69R: Published: Feb 28, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Energy's (DOE) fiscal year (FY) 1994 financial and workforce data. GAO noted that: (1) the data could be used as a baseline for measuring changes to DOE; (2) in FY 1994, DOE spent about $20 billion and had about 20,000 federal employees and over 130,000 contractor employees; (3) power marketing administrations and t...
Federal Downsizing: Observations on Agencies' Implementation of the Buyout Authority
T-GGD-95-164: Published: May 17, 1995. Publicly Released: May 17, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed federal agencies' use of their buyout authority to reduce staff levels. GAO noted that: (1) by fiscal year 1996, nonDefense agencies expect to perform about 37,000 buyouts and Department of Defense agencies expect 69,000 buyouts; (2) 43 nonDefense agencies have reported paying buyouts; (3) almost 40 percent of nonDefense buyouts have gone to emplo...
Workforce Reductions: Downsizing Strategies Used in Selected Organizations
GGD-95-54: Published: Mar 13, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 1995.
GAO provided information on how 17 private companies, 5 states, and 3 foreign governments planned for and carried out downsizings, focusing on successful strategies and approaches that may help federal agencies to implement federal employment reductions mandated by the Federal Workforce Restructuring Act.GAO found that: (1) while private companies base downsizing decisions on corporate restructuri...
[Comments on State Department Employee's Claim for Additional Pay]
B-258257: Published: Nov 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Nov 28, 1994.
No summary is currently available...
The Public Service: Issues Confronting the Federal Civilian Workforce
GGD-94-157: Published: Aug 25, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 25, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed 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) since 1991, OPM has made significant improvements in federal human resource management; (2) in response to the 1991 recommendations, OPM provided g...
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:...
Mission Support Project: Computer and Network Operations Survey Results
OIMC-94-8: Published: Apr 13, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 13, 1994.
GAO provided information from a survey of selected GAO employees on computer and software use in a network environment. GAO found that: (1) 80 percent of the respondents stated that the network and electronic mail were much faster and easier for sending and receiving automated files than the previous method in the stand-alone setting; (2) the staff believed that the network setting provided a fast...
[Comments on Use of Federal Employees as Advisory Committee Members]
B-251181.2: Published: Jan 14, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1994.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) requested a decision as to whether: (1) it could use employees of Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories as advisory committee members and compensate the laboratories for these services directly; and (2) statutory compensation limits apply to direct labor costs or indirect and overhead costs. GAO noted that: (1) NRC may not compensate DOE for natio...
Federal Personnel: Employment Policy Challenges Created By an Aging Workforce
GGD-93-138: Published: Sep 23, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1993.
GAO provided information on work-force aging, focusing on federal government and private-sector employers' efforts to address older-worker issues.GAO found that: (1) the federal government and private-sector employers could face difficulties in meeting their future employment needs because the large aging baby boom generation is approaching retirement eligibility and the next generation of workers...