Human capital (41 - 50 of 115 items)
The Department of Defense's Civilian Human Capital Strategic Plan Does Not Meet Most Statutory Requirements
GAO-08-439R: Published: Feb 6, 2008. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 2008.
The achievement of the Department of Defense's (DOD) mission is dependent in large part on the skills and expertise of its civilian workforce--which consists of almost 700,000 personnel, who develop policy, provide intelligence, manage finances, and acquire and maintain weapon systems. With more than 50 percent of its civilian personnel becoming eligible to retire in the next few years, DOD may fi...
Office of Personnel Management: Opportunities Exist to Build on Recent Progress in Internal Human Capital Capacity
GAO-08-11: Published: Oct 31, 2007. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2007.
Given the importance of the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) role in managing the nation's federal workforce, GAO assessed OPM's internal capacity for human capital management. This report--the third in the series--extends prior work and (1) looks at the extent to which OPM has addressed key internal human capital management issues identified by examining employee responses to the 2004 and 2...
U.S. Patent And Trademark Office: Hiring Efforts Are Not Sufficient to Reduce the Patent Application Backlog
GAO-07-1102: Published: Sep 4, 2007. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 2007.
Increases in the volume and complexity of patent applications have lengthened the amount of time it takes the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to process them. In addition, concerns have continued about USPTO's efforts to hire and retain an adequate patent examination workforce that can not only meet the demand for patents but also help reduce the growing backlog of unexamined patent appli...
Department of State: Human Capital Strategy Does Not Recognize Foreign Assistance Responsibilities
GAO-07-1153: Published: Sep 28, 2007. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2007.
The Secretary of State has made foreign assistance a pillar of the department's Transformational Diplomacy Initiative and has sought better policy coordination, planning, and oversight by establishing a Director of Foreign Assistance (F Bureau). Even though the U.S. Agency for International Development has been the principal agency for development and humanitarian aid, the Department of State (Sta...
Information Technology: DHS's Human Capital Plan Is Largely Consistent with Relevant Guidance, but Improvements and Implementation Steps Are Still Needed
GAO-07-425: Published: Sep 10, 2007. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 2007.
In performing its missions, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) relies extensively on information technology (IT). Recognizing this, DHS's fiscal year 2006 appropriations act required its Chief Information Officer (CIO) to submit a report to congressional appropriations committees that includes, among other things, an IT human capital plan, and the act directs GAO to review the report. GAO's...
NASA: Progress Made on Strategic Human Capital Management, but Future Program Challenges Remain
GAO-07-1004: Published: Aug 8, 2007. Publicly Released: Aug 8, 2007.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is engaged in efforts to replace the Space Shuttle with the next generation of human space flight systems and implement the President's space exploration policy. To do this, NASA must recruit, develop, and retain certain critical skills in its workforce, guided by its strategic human capital management plan. GAO was asked to examine the exte...
Guard and Reserve Personnel: Fiscal, Security, and Human Capital Challenges Should be Considered in Developing a Revised Business Model for the Reserve Component
GAO-07-984: Published: Jun 20, 2007. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 2007.
Over 580,000 reservists have been activated for military operations between September 2001 and March 2007. The challenges of continuing to mobilize large numbers of reserve component servicemembers for ongoing operations while balancing their support to homeland defense missions have led to questions about whether changes are needed in the way the reserve components are structured and resourced, p...
United States Government Accountability Office: Status of GAO's Human Capital Transformation Efforts
GAO-07-872T: Published: May 22, 2007. Publicly Released: May 22, 2007.
The subcommittees asked the Comptroller General of the United States to discuss recent human capital reform efforts at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). In 2004, GAO conducted its first ever market-based compensation study after laying the necessary foundation by implementing a modern, competency-based performance management system. GAO hired a top compensation consulting firm on a...
DHS Immigration Attorneys: Workload Analysis and Workforce Planning Efforts Lack Data and Documentation
GAO-07-206: Published: Apr 17, 2007. Publicly Released: May 17, 2007.
The legal staff of key Department of Homeland Security (DHS) components--Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and Customs and Border Protection (CBP)--perform important immigration enforcement, inspection, and service functions. This report addresses the actions ICE, USCIS, and CBP legal offices are taking to identify attorney needs, determi...
Human Capital: Federal Workforce Challenges in the 21st Century
GAO-07-556T: Published: Mar 6, 2007. Publicly Released: Mar 6, 2007.
The federal government is facing new and more complex challenges in the 21st century because of long-term fiscal constraints, changing demographics, evolving governance models, and other factors. Strategic human capital management, which remains on GAO's high-risk list, must be the centerpiece of any serious change management and transformation effort to meet these challenges. However, federal age...