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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: 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...
Human Capital: Preliminary Observations on Final Department of Homeland Security Human Capital Regulations
GAO-05-320T: Published: Feb 10, 2005. Publicly Released: Feb 10, 2005.
At the center of any agency transformation, such as the one envisioned for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), are the people who will make it happen. 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 significant flexibility to design a modern human capital managemen...
Office of Federal Student Aid: Better Strategic and Human Capital Planning Would Help Sustain Management Progress
GAO-05-31: Published: Oct 6, 2004. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 2004.
In 2003, the Department of Education's Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) managed about $60 billion in new financial aid. In 1998, the Congress designated FSA as a performance-based organization. In so doing, it specified purposes for the agency, such as to reduce program costs and increase accountability of its officials, and provided flexibilities such as allowing FSA to pay bonuses. Also FSA i...
Defense Space Activities: Additional Actions Needed to Implement Human Capital Strategy and Develop Space Personnel
GAO-04-697: Published: Aug 11, 2004. Publicly Released: Aug 11, 2004.
The Department of Defense (DOD) relies on space for many critical capabilities, and its continued success in space operations depends on having sufficient space-qualified personnel. Space-qualified personnel are needed to develop technology, doctrine, and concepts and operate complex systems. In the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004, Congress required DOD to develop a strateg...
Human Capital: Building on the Current Momentum to Transform the Federal Government
GAO-04-976T: Published: Jul 20, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 20, 2004.
The federal government is in a period of profound transition, forcing agencies to transform their cultures to enhance performance, ensure accountability, and position the nation for the future. Strategic human capital management is at the center of this government transformation. Federal agencies will need the most effective human capital systems to succeed in their transformation efforts. At the...
Human Capital: DHS Faces Challenges In Implementing Its New Personnel System
GAO-04-790: Published: Jun 18, 2004. Publicly Released: Jul 19, 2004.
DHS was provided with significant flexibility to design a modern human capital management system. Its proposed system has both precedent-setting implications for the executive branch and farreaching implications on how the department is managed. GAO reported in September 2003 that the effort to design the system was collaborative and consistent with positive elements of transformation. In February...
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: Preliminary Observations on Proposed DHS Human Capital Regulations
GAO-04-479T: Published: Feb 25, 2004. Publicly Released: Feb 25, 2004.
The creation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) almost one year ago represents an historic moment for the federal government to fundamentally transform how the nation will protect itself from terrorism. DHS is continuing to transform and integrate a disparate group of agencies with multiple missions, values, and cultures into a strong and effective cabinet department. Together with this...
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...