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Posthearing Questions Related to Strategic Human Capital Management and Endangered Species
GAO-03-777R: Published: May 21, 2003. Publicly Released: May 21, 2003.
This letter contains GAO's response to questions for the record from the House Committee on Armed Services' May 1, 2003, hearing on "The Defense Transformation for the 21st Century Act." Congressmen Neil Abercrombie and Sylvestre Reyes submitted the questions.GAO outlined various examples illustrating how compliance with the Endangered Species Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act have affected...
Human Capital: Selected Agency Actions to Integrate Human Capital Approaches to Attain Mission Results
GAO-03-446: Published: Apr 11, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 2003.
Successful strategic human capital management requires the integration of human capital approaches with strategies for accomplishing organizational missions and program goals. Such integration allows the agency to ensure that its core processes efficiently and effectively support mission-related outcomes. Based on the recommendations of various human capital experts, GAO identified six executive b...
DOD Personnel: DOD Actions Needed to Strengthen Civilian Human Capital Strategic Planning and Integration with Military Personnel and Sourcing Decisions
GAO-03-475: Published: Mar 28, 2003. Publicly Released: Mar 28, 2003.
The Department of Defense's (DOD) civilian employees play key roles in such areas as defense policy, intelligence, finance, acquisitions, and weapon systems maintenance. Although downsized 38 percent between fiscal years 1989 and 2002, this workforce has taken on greater roles as a result of DOD's restructuring and transformation. Responding to congressional concerns about the quality and quantity...
Alternative Work Schedules: Many Agencies Do Not Allow Employees the Full Flexibility Permitted by Law
GGD-94-55: Published: Mar 29, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1994.
GAO reviewed selected federal agencies' authorization of alternative work schedules (AWS) for their employees, focusing on the reasons AWS are not more readily available to federal employees.GAO found that: (1) authorizing legislation permits but does not require federal agencies to institute AWS programs; (2) agencies' headquarters promulgate general AWS policies that vary widely and generally do...
FDA Resources: Comprehensive Assessment of Staffing, Facilities, and Equipment Needs
HRD-89-142: Published: Sep 15, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed whether the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had sufficient resources to meet its current and future responsibilities, focusing on its: (1) staffing requirements and staff recruitment and retention rates; and (2) laboratory, space, and equipment needs.GAO found that: (1) new legislation, public health crises, and product tampering incidents have...
FTC Should Process Consent Orders More Quickly
HRD-79-94: Published: Jun 13, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 13, 1979.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) processes consent orders, which are legally binding promises by businesses to stop or correct certain acts or practices. The consent order review and approval process begins when FTC staff and a business sign an agreement to settle an alleged violation of a law which FTC enforces. The agreement then goes through levels of review within FTC. The agreement must als...