Labor force (101 - 110 of 275 items)
DOD Civilian Personnel: Comprehensive Strategic Workforce Plans Needed
GAO-04-753: Published: Jun 30, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2004.
During its downsizing in the early 1990s, the Department of Defense (DOD) did not focus on strategically reshaping its civilian workforce. GAO was asked to address DOD's efforts to strategically plan for its future civilian workforce at the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the military services' headquarters, and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). Specifically, GAO determined: (1) the ex...
Human Capital: Additional Collaboration Between OPM and Agencies Is Key to Improved Federal Hiring
GAO-04-797: Published: Jun 7, 2004. Publicly Released: Jun 7, 2004.
Improving the federal hiring process is critical given the increasing number of new hires expected in the next few years. Congress asked GAO to report on the (1) status of recent efforts to help improve the federal hiring process and (2) extent to which federal agencies are using two new hiring flexibilities--category rating and direct-hire authority. Category rating permits an agency to select an...
Comptroller General's Forum: High-Performing Organizations: Metrics, Means, and Mechanisms for Achieving High Performance in the 21st Century Public Management Environment
GAO-04-343SP: Published: Feb 13, 2004. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2004.
As we face the challenges of the 21st century, the federal government must strive to build high-performing organizations. Nothing less than a fundamental transformation in the people, processes, technology, and environment used by federal agencies to address public goals will be necessary to address public needs. In high-performing organizations, management controls, processes, practices, and syst...
Human Capital: Selected Agencies' Experiences and Lessons Learned in Designing Training and Development Programs
GAO-04-291: Published: Jan 30, 2004. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 2004.
Effective training and development programs are an integral part of a learning environment, helping improve federal workforce performance in achieving agency results. Therefore, in this report GAO was asked to identify examples of selected federal agencies' experiences and some of the key lessons they have learned in designing their training and development programs. This work focused on ways that...
Social Security Administration: Strategic Workforce Planning Needed to Address Human Capital Challenges Facing the Disability Determination Services
GAO-04-121: Published: Jan 27, 2004. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 2004.
SSA oversees and fully funds primarily state-operated DDSs that determine whether applicants are eligible for disability benefits. The disability examiners employed by the DDSs play a key role in determining benefit eligibility. This report examines (1) the challenges the DDSs face today in retaining and recruiting examiners and enhancing their expertise; (2) the extent to which the DDSs engage in...
Human Capital: Key Principles for Effective Strategic Workforce Planning
GAO-04-39: Published: Dec 11, 2003. Publicly Released: Dec 11, 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. Effective results-oriented management of the government's most valued resource--its people--is at the heart of this transition. This report is part of a large body of GAO work examining issues in strat...
Posthearing Questions from the October 15, 2003, Hearing on "Senior Executive Service: Enhanced Agency Efforts Needed to Improve Diversity as the Senior Corps Turns Over"
GAO-04-318R: Published: Dec 5, 2003. Publicly Released: Dec 5, 2003.
This letter responds to a November 20, 2003, request that we provide answers to questions related to our October 15, 2003, testimony before Congress concerning enhanced agency efforts needed to improve diversity as the senior corps turns over.Leading organizations recognize that diversity can be an organizational strength that contributes to achieving results. Government agencies around the world,...
Posthearing Questions Related to Succession Planning and Management
GAO-04-270R: Published: Nov 14, 2003. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 2003.
The Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Civil Service and Agency Organization, House Committee on Government Reform, requested that GAO respond to follow-up questions subsequent to a hearing on "Human Capital Succession Planning."GAO reported that government agencies around the world are using succession planning and management to achieve a more diverse workforce, maintain their leadership capacity...
Senior Executive Service: Enhanced Agency Efforts Needed to Improve Diversity as the Senior Corps Turns Over
GAO-04-123T: Published: Oct 15, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2003.
The federal government faces large losses in its Senior Executive Service (SES), primarily through retirement but also because of other normal attrition. This presents the government with substantial challenges to ensuring an able management cadre and also provides opportunities to affect the composition of the SES. In a January 2003 report, GAO-03-34, GAO estimated the number of SES members who w...
Foreign Assistance: Strategic Workforce Planning Can Help USAID Address Current and Future Challenges
GAO-03-946: Published: Aug 22, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 2003.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) oversees humanitarian and economic assistance--an integral part of the U.S. global security strategy--to more than 160 countries. GAO recommended in 1993 that USAID develop a comprehensive workforce plan; however, human capital management continues to be a high-risk area for the agency. GAO was asked to examine how changes in USAID's workforce...