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Human Capital: Agencies Need Leadership and the Supporting Infrastructure to Take Advantage of New Flexibilities
GAO-05-616T: Published: Apr 21, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 2005.
Strategic human capital is the centerpiece of agencies' efforts to transform into high-performing organizations poised to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. Congress, recognizing that the federal human capital management systems designed in the past are outmoded, has provided agencies with exemptions from the old rules and new flexibilities to more strategically manage their workforce. Congr...
Human Capital: Preliminary Observations on Final Department of Homeland Security Human Capital Regulations
GAO-05-320T: Published: Feb 10, 2005. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 2005.
At the center of any agency transformation, such as the one envisioned for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), are the people who will make it happen. Thus, strategic human capital management at DHS can help it marshal, manage, and maintain the people and skills needed to meet its critical mission. Congress provided DHS with significant flexibility to design a modern human capital managemen...
Office of Federal Student Aid: Better Strategic and Human Capital Planning Would Help Sustain Management Progress
GAO-05-31: Published: Oct 6, 2004. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 2004.
In 2003, the Department of Education's Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) managed about $60 billion in new financial aid. In 1998, the Congress designated FSA as a performance-based organization. In so doing, it specified purposes for the agency, such as to reduce program costs and increase accountability of its officials, and provided flexibilities such as allowing FSA to pay bonuses. Also FSA i...
Human Capital: DHS Faces Challenges In Implementing Its New Personnel System
GAO-04-790: Published: Jun 18, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 2004.
DHS was provided with significant flexibility to design a modern human capital management system. Its proposed system has both precedent-setting implications for the executive branch and farreaching implications on how the department is managed. GAO reported in September 2003 that the effort to design the system was collaborative and consistent with positive elements of transformation. In February...
Human Capital: Selected Agencies' Use of Alternative Service Delivery Options for Human Capital Activities
GAO-04-679: Published: Jun 25, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 2004.
Human capital offices have traditionally used alternative service delivery (ASD)--the use of other than internal staff to provide a service or to deliver a product--as a way to reduce costs for transaction-based services. GAO was asked to identify which human capital activities agencies were selecting for ASD, the reasons why, how they were managing the process, and some of the lessons they had le...
Posthearing Questions Related to Agencies' Implementation of the Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCO) Act
GAO-04-897R: Published: Jun 18, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 2004.
This letter responds to the request by the Chairwoman, Subcommittee on Civil Service and Agency Organization, House Committee on Government Reform that GAO provide answers to follow-up questions from recent hearing entitled "First Year on the Job: Chief Human Capital Officers."GAO has not identified any barriers or obstacles that would prevent the Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCO) Council from c...
Human Capital: Preliminary Observations on Proposed DHS Human Capital Regulations
GAO-04-479T: Published: Feb 25, 2004. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 2004.
The creation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) almost one year ago represents an historic moment for the federal government to fundamentally transform how the nation will protect itself from terrorism. DHS is continuing to transform and integrate a disparate group of agencies with multiple missions, values, and cultures into a strong and effective cabinet department. Together with this...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Agency Leadership Taking Steps to Improve Management and Planning, but Challenges Remain
GAO-04-219: Published: Jan 30, 2004. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 2004.
The scope of work at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has evolved since 1946 from a focus on communicable diseases, like malaria, to a wide and complex range of public health responsibilities. The agency's Office of the Director (OD) faces considerable management challenges to ensure that during public health crises the agency's nonemergency but important public health work con...
Human Capital: Key Principles for Effective Strategic Workforce Planning
GAO-04-39: Published: Dec 11, 2003. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 2003.
The federal government is in a period of profound transition and faces an array of challenges and opportunities to enhance performance, ensure accountability, and position the nation for the future. Effective results-oriented management of the government's most valued resource--its people--is at the heart of this transition. This report is part of a large body of GAO work examining issues in strat...
Human Capital: DHS Personnel System Design Effort Provides for Collaboration and Employee Participation
GAO-03-1099: Published: Sep 30, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2003.
The success of the transformation and implementation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is based largely on the degree to which human capital management issues are addressed. Recognizing this, the legislation creating DHS provided it with significant flexibility to design a modern human capital management system. Congressional requesters asked GAO to describe the process DHS has in place...