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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Agency Leadership Taking Steps to Improve Management and Planning, but Challenges Remain
GAO-04-219: Published: Jan 30, 2004. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 2004.
The scope of work at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has evolved since 1946 from a focus on communicable diseases, like malaria, to a wide and complex range of public health responsibilities. The agency's Office of the Director (OD) faces considerable management challenges to ensure that during public health crises the agency's nonemergency but important public health work con...
Government Printing Office: Advancing GPO's Transformation Effort through Strategic Human Capital Management
GAO-04-85: Published: Oct 20, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 2003.
The Government Printing Office (GPO) has undertaken the task of transforming itself in response to pressing fiscal and other realities in the 21st century. This report focuses on actions GPO's leaders can take to advance its transformation efforts through strategic human capital management and is a part of GAO's response to a congressional request that GAO conduct a general management review of GP...
Human Capital: Building on DOD's Reform Effort to Foster Governmentwide Improvements
GAO-03-851T: Published: Jun 4, 2003. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 2003.
People are at the heart of an organization's ability to perform its mission. Yet a key challenge for the Department of Defense (DOD), as for many federal agencies, is to strategically manage its human capital. DOD's proposed National Security Personnel System would provide for wide-ranging changes in DOD's civilian personnel pay and performance management and other human capital areas. Given the m...
Posthearing Questions Related to Strategic Human Capital Management
GAO-03-779R: Published: May 22, 2003. Publicly Released: May 22, 2003.
On April 8, GAO testified before the Subcommittee on Civil Service and Agency Reform, House Committee on Government Reform and the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs at a hearing on "The Human Capital Challenge: Offering Solutions and Delivering Results". This letter responds to requests...
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...
Posthearing Questions Related to Pay for Performance
GAO-03-793R: Published: May 19, 2003. Publicly Released: May 19, 2003.
On April 1, we testified before the Subcommittee on Civil Service and Agency Organization, House Committee on Government Reform at a hearing on "Compensation Reform: How Should the Federal Government Pay Its Employees?" This letter responds to a request that we provide answers to follow-up questions from the hearing.Specifically, we outlined points that could provide a starting point for developin...
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...
State Department: Staffing Shortfalls and Ineffective Assignment System Compromise Diplomatic Readiness at Hardship Posts
GAO-02-626: Published: Jun 18, 2002. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 2002.
Foreign service employees often experience difficult environmental and living conditions while assigned to U.S. embassies and consulates that are designated as "hardship posts." These conditions include inadequate medical facilities, few opportunities for spousal employment, poor schools, high levels of crime, and severe climate. Because the State Department is understaffed, both in terms of the n...
National Science Foundation: Status of Achieving Key Outcomes and Addressing Major Management Challenges
GAO-01-758: Published: Jun 15, 2001. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 2001.
This report reviews the National Science Foundation's (NSF) fiscal year 2000 performance report and fiscal year 2002 performance report plan required by the Government Performance and Results Act. Specifically, GAO discusses NSF's progress in addressing several key outcomes that are important to NSF's mission. NSF reported that it made substantial progress in achieving its key outcomes. Although t...
Department of Education: Long-Standing Management Problems Hamper Reforms
HRD-93-47: Published: May 28, 1993. Publicly Released: May 28, 1993.
GAO reviewed the Department of Education's management to identify actions that could improve organizational performance.GAO found that: (1) Education lacks a clear management mission of how to best marshal its resources to effectively achieve its mission; (2) Education's ability to implement solutions to its problems and effectively plan is impeded without a process for setting clear goals and pri...