Human capital (61 - 70 of 115 items)
Human Capital: Selected Agencies Have Opportunities to Enhance Existing Succession Planning and Management Efforts
GAO-05-585: Published: Jun 30, 2005. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 2005.
As the federal government confronts an array of challenges in the 21st century, it must employ strategic human capital management, including succession planning, to help meet those challenges. Leading organizations go beyond a succession planning approach that focuses on replacing individuals and engage in broad, integrated succession planning and management efforts that focus on strengthening cur...
Human Capital: Symposium on Designing and Managing Market-Based and More Performance-Oriented Pay Systems
GAO-05-832SP: Published: Jul 27, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 2005.
Critical to the success of the federal government's transformation are its people--human capital. Yet the government has not transformed, in many cases, how it classifies, compensates, develops, and motivates its employees to achieve maximum results within available resources and existing authorities. One of the questions being addressed as the federal government transforms is how to update its co...
Human Capital: DOD's National Security Personnel System Faces Implementation Challenges
GAO-05-730: Published: Jul 14, 2005. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 2005.
The Department of Defense's (DOD) new personnel system--the National Security Personnel System (NSPS)--will have far-reaching implications not just for DOD, but for civil service reform across the federal government. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 gave DOD significant authorities to redesign the rules, regulations, and processes that govern the way that more than 700,0...
Issues Related to Poor Performers in the Federal Workplace
GAO-05-812R: Published: Jun 29, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 2005.
Many factors contribute to an organization's success in accomplishing its mission, but none more than the effective management and utilization of its greatest asset--its employees. A high-performing organization relies on a dynamic workforce with the requisite talents, multidisciplinary knowledge, and up-to-date skills to ensure that it is equipped to accomplish its mission and achieve its goals....
Intellectual Property: USPTO Has Made Progress in Hiring Examiners, but Challenges to Retention Remain
GAO-05-720: Published: Jun 17, 2005. Publicly Released: Jun 17, 2005.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is responsible for issuing U.S. patents that protect new ideas and investments in innovation and creativity. Recent increases in both the complexity and volume of patent applications have increased the time it takes to process patents and have raised concerns about the validity of the patents USPTO issues. Adding to these challenges is the difficulty th...
Human Capital: Selected Agencies' Statutory Authorities Could Offer Options in Developing a Framework for Governmentwide Reform
GAO-05-398R: Published: Apr 21, 2005. Publicly Released: May 23, 2005.
As the federal government continues its overall transformation, the centerpiece of this effort is the strategic management of human capital. Federal agencies will need the most effective human capital systems to succeed in their transformations. Congress has recently given agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and Defense...
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 Proposed Regulations for DOD's National Security Personnel System
GAO-05-559T: Published: Apr 14, 2005. Publicly Released: Apr 14, 2005.
The Department of Defense's (DOD) new human resources management system--the National Security Personnel System (NSPS)--will have far-reaching implications for civil service reform across the federal government. The 2004 National Defense Authorization Act gave DOD significant flexibilities for managing more than 700,000 defense civilian employees. Given DOD's massive size, NSPS represents a huge u...
Human Capital: Preliminary Observations on Proposed DOD National Security Personnel System Regulations
GAO-05-432T: Published: Mar 15, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 15, 2005.
The Department of Defense's (DOD) new human resources management system--the National Security Personnel System (NSPS)--will have far-reaching implications for the management of the department and for civil service reform across the federal government. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 gave DOD significant authorities to redesign the rules, regulations, and processes that...
Human Capital: Observations on Final DHS Human Capital Regulations
GAO-05-391T: Published: Mar 2, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 2005.
People are critical to any agency transformation, such as the one envisioned for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). They define an agency's culture, develop its knowledge base, and are its most important asset. 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 signi...