Federal agencies (51 - 60 of 64 items)
Human Capital: Observations on Agencies' Implementation of the Chief Human Capital Officers Act
GAO-04-800T: Published: May 18, 2004. Publicly Released: May 18, 2004.
Congress recognized the critical leadership role the agency Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCOs) and the CHCO Council must play in the fundamental changes that need to take place across the executive branch. A range of 21st century challenges are driving the need for a fundamental transformation of the federal government. People strategy must be a key element of this overall transformation effort...
Human Capital: Opportunities to Improve Federal Continuity Planning Guidance
GAO-04-384: Published: Apr 20, 2004. Publicly Released: Apr 20, 2004.
Federal agencies must have the capacity to serve the public during disruptions to normal operations. This depends, in part, on continuity efforts that help agencies marshal, manage, and maintain their most important asset--their people, or human capital. GAO identified the human capital considerations relevant to federal continuity efforts; described efforts by the Federal Emergency Management Age...
Federal Law Enforcement: Selected Issues in Human Capital Management
GAO-03-1034T: Published: Jul 23, 2003. Publicly Released: Jul 23, 2003.
Many federal agencies in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area have their own police forces to ensure the security and safety of the persons and property within and surrounding federal buildings. In the executive branch, for example, the Secret Service has over 1,000 uniformed officers protecting the White House, the Treasury Building, and other facilities used by the Executive Office of the Pre...
Human Capital: Opportunities to Improve Executive Agencies' Hiring Processes
GAO-03-450: Published: May 30, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2003.
Improving the federal hiring process is critical, as the number of new hires is expected to increase substantially. Federal agencies are responsible for their hiring processes, but must generally comply with applicable Office of Personnel Management (OPM) rules and regulations. Congressional requesters asked GAO to identify federal hiring obstacles, provide examples of innovative hiring practices,...
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...
Results-Oriented Cultures: Creating a Clear Linkage between Individual Performance and Organizational Success
GAO-03-488: Published: Mar 14, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 4, 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. High-performing organizations have found that to successfully transform themselves, they must often fundamentally change their cultures so that they are more results-oriented, customer-focused, and col...
Human Capital: Effective Use of Flexibilities Can Assist Agencies in Managing Their Workforces
GAO-03-2: Published: Dec 6, 2002. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 2002.
An essential element to acquiring, developing, and retaining high-quality federal employees is agencies' effective use of human capital flexibilities. These flexibilities represent the policies and practices that an agency has the authority to implement in managing its workforce. Congressional requesters asked GAO to provide information on agency and union officials' views about the most effective...
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...
Federal Fitness Facilities
GGD-92-10R: Published: May 7, 1992. Publicly Released: May 7, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on the extent to which federal agencies support federal fitness facilities with appropriated funds. GAO noted that: (1) 40 of 77 departments and agencies surveyed reported supporting federal fitness facilities with federal appropriations; (2) those 40 departments and agencies reported supporting 1.25 million federal civilian employees and 653 fede...
Federal Recruiting and Hiring: Making Government Jobs Attractive to Prospective Employees
GGD-90-105: Published: Aug 22, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) major problems that federal agencies were having in recruiting and hiring qualified entry-level employees; and (2) effectiveness of Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and federal agency actions in addressing those problems.GAO found that: (1) noncompetitive starting pay, ranging from 4 percent to 49 percent behind private-sector salaries...