Federal employees (81 - 86 of 86 items)
The Best FECA Practices Could Raise Productivity if Implemented at All FECA Offices
AFMD-83-72: Published: Sep 27, 1983. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1983.
GAO conducted a review to identify opportunities for improving productivity in processing federal employees' disability and medical claims under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA) program.GAO found that productivity in 15 district offices varied widely because the offices used a variety of operating practices and staffing methods. GAO believes that the lower performing offices could im...
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...
Federal Work Force Planning: Time for Renewed Emphasis
FPCD-81-4: Published: Dec 30, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1980.
Workforce planning encompasses those management activities which determine an agency's workforce requirements and staffing needs. Its primary purpose is to provide management with sound data to make informed workforce requirements and staffing management decisions and to provide the basis for the development and justification of an agency's personnel budget. GAO undertook a study on some of the pr...
Stronger Management Needed To Improve Employee Organization Health Plans' Payment Practices
HRD-79-87: Published: Sep 7, 1979. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1979.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has not done an effective job of guiding and overseeing the Employee Organization Plans participating in the Federal Employees Health Benefits program. OPM has allowed the plans to make claim payments without determining whether the claims represented sound comprehensive systems to determine the reasonableness of charges as the contracts require.The Plans h...
Compensation for Federal Employee Injuries: It's Time To Rethink the Rules
HRD-79-78: Published: Aug 22, 1979. Publicly Released: Aug 22, 1979.
Over the years, the Department of Labor's decisions have provided an expansive interpretation of what constitutes a compensable injury under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act. When an employee of the Federal Government is injured or killed on the job, the worker or survivors are entitled to benefits. The criteria for determining compensable injuries are not always clear. Uncertainties are de...
Need To Improve Administrative Management at the National Center for Toxicology Research
HRD-78-63: Published: Mar 9, 1978. Publicly Released: Mar 9, 1978.
A review of certain administrative practices at the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) revealed deficiencies relating to travel, personnel and payroll, inventory control over Government property, and long distance telephone calls.Improper employee reimbursements for travel included: improper per diem payments to the NCTR Director, unauthorized reimbursement claimed for fixed per die...